Many people tend to think of their garden as an outdoor extension of their home. Although this is true, it’s important to think of your backyard as a place in which you can unwind, connect with nature, and even entertain friends or family.
Sadly, gardens don’t tend to receive as much tender loving care as they should. Families tend to mow the lawn once every month and don’t put much more effort into the design or character of this often-overlooked space.
We believe that every garden has the potential to become a beautiful outdoor area, all you need is plenty of inspiration and some determination to make it the backyard of your dreams.
In this blog, we will detail eight unique ways that you can upgrade your garden and get the most of this outdoor area. Keep reading to discover our best tips and tricks!
Start a Vegetable Garden
Want to improve your green thumb while getting some nutritious and delicious ingredients in return? We suggest you start a vegetable garden. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a pro gardener in order to grow some hearty veg. Find a sunny spot and choose easy-to-grow plants to get started.
Create Your Special Shed
We all want a small nook in our home where we can escape to and relax. If you have a hobby that you want to dedicate some extra time to, there’s no better place to do so than your very own special shed. Dedicate your time to your personal interests and hobbies like painting, woodworking, or even a darkroom for photography.
Set Up a Dining Area
Love having people over and impressing them with your fabulous hosting or cooking skills? Then having a dining area in your backyard is essential during those warm spring and summer months. To make the most of the space, try to find a flat area and decorate it with comfortable outdoor furniture.
Invest in an Outdoor Toilet
If you have a pool in your backyard, you know just how messy it can get as people come in and out of your house to use the toilet. If you have the space (and the money) to invest in an outdoor toilet, it’s a decision you won’t regret. Make sure to hire professional contractors that will get the job done perfectly.
Get Rid of Pesky Pests
Persistent pests are incredibly annoying when you’re trying to enjoy your time outdoors. That’s why we recommend that you invest in a misting system for mosquitoes. This is a popular and cost-effective solution to your insect repellent problems. Forget the nasty bug spray or staying indoors, get rid of those pesky pests in one swift action.
Build Your Own Fire Pit
Once the sun goes down and the cool breeze starts to kick in, you may be forced inside by the weather. However, a fantastic way to keep the ambiance going is by building your own fire pit. This is a great place to sit and have conversations with your closest friends or teach your kids how to make smores. Plus, it’s a fantastic DIY project to get stuck in with.
Install a Pizza Oven
Consider yourself a pizza connoisseur? Why not extend the BBQ area of your home and install a pizza oven. Nothing tastes better than a freshly made, wood-fire pizza, so go ahead and let your culinary creativity run wild. Plus, these handy contractions can make much more than an authentic pizza, you can make homemade bread, roasted veggies, or even cook meat.
Make an Outdoor Cinema
If you love having friends over for movie night and you have plenty of space to accommodate them in your garden, don’t hesitate to make your very own outdoor cinema. Simply hang up a white sheet, place some bean bags on the floor, and pop your favourite film on the projector. This is also a fantastic idea for a birthday party, just don’t forget the popcorn!
You don’t have to tackle all these ideas at once. Think of how you will get the most out of this space and tailor our tips to your unique requirements. If you don’t have the financial reach to achieve all of these ideas, take it slow. Start small and work your way up. You’ll be surprised at just how much you can truly achieve with some good old-fashioned DIY. Hopefully this guide has inspired you to take action and start revamping your garden!