Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018

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Your backyard deserves as much attention as your home interior, so make sure to get it ready for summer. Not only will you have a beautiful, stylish backyard, but you’ll also be able to spend warm days outside, soaking in the sun and relaxing in your own personal sanctuary. Although there’s a world of creative ideas for upgrading your backyard landscaping, a few of them should be on top of your list.

1. Reinvent your plants

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018
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Diverse plants are what gives life and interest to a backyard. By introducing a lot of flowers, shrubs, and trees, you’ll transform your backyard into a true natural oasis. You can use them as stunning focal points or simple natural embellishments. Either way, you’ll be able to create an atmosphere of peacefulness in your backyard that will fill you with positive energy.

2. Create a meandering path

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018
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A dreamy path will give structure to your backyard and help you divide it into different zones. You can use gravel, stones or sand to build a path and then line it with lovely plants or flickering lights. It can lead to your lounge area, outdoor kitchen or kids’ play spot. In addition, it may even help you create a Zen-inspired look, perfect for creating a soothing ambiance.

3. Style up your pool

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018
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If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, you’re in for a cool summer! You’ll be able to cool off on those particularly hot days or host gatherings for your friends. You should consider installing interesting swimming pool lights, such as floating or colorful ones. This will create a more relaxed, chic ambiance and give character to your pool. In addition, you’ll also be able to enjoy late-night swims or throw a party or two. However, you should consider going with LED lights because they are energy-efficient. They might cost more initially, but they will pay off in the long run by consuming less energy.

 

4. Add a fire feature

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018
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Introducing a fire feature to your backyard will create a cozy, comfortable appeal. You and your family can gather around it on those beautiful, but somewhat chilly nights and enjoy the crackling sound of fire. A fire pit is a simple yet stylish solution that you can build on your own using landscape blocks and some gravel. However, if you want to go with something bigger, you can always design an outdoor fireplace. Although this might require more work, it will certainly bring your backyard design to another level. On the other hand, if you want something authentic, but subtle, tiki torches can always fill your backyard with a warm glow while also setting up a unique theme.

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