Summer is the season of backyard entertaining and while your flower beds are planted and your patio furniture is probably all set up, there are still a few more added elements that have the power to create a comfortable ambiance. So, reflect your personality by bringing the function and beauty of your indoor living space to the outdoor areas in your backyard. After all, with temperatures heating up, who wants to be spending any time inside anyways?
Customize your backyard
In order to take full advantage of your backyard landscape, you’ll want to focus on the areas that surround your deck, patio or pool. These focal points of interest are the extensions of your living space and will be where most of your entertaining will most likely take place over the next few months. So, if these spaces aren’t already decked out with furniture, cooking appliances or professional landscape lighting, you’ll probably want to start planning this backyard transformation. While there are so many ways that you can enjoy your space, any element that adds to the relaxation or the comfort of the area should be the first thing that gets updated when you’re looking to spice up your space.
Light up your landscape
Professional landscape lighting is a charming way to add illumination to your outdoor space. After all, functional, high-quality lighting can offer homeowners first-rate durability and dependability that can outlast regular, store-bought lighting in terms of longevity. That being said, while fairy lights and candles are terrific in terms of adding a rather magical spark of light, they’re not practical if you’re hoping to entertain in your backyard space. That’s why you should install some professional landscape lighting to complement your decor while also adding some must-have practicality. For starters, installing LED garden lighting adds dimension to your backyard, allowing you to see the depth and proximity from each corner to corner. Another lighting feature that spices up your space is step-deck lights. These dazzling wonders work together as illuminative aesthetics as well as efficient light sources that can provide a pragmatic approach to nighttime backyard navigation. Consider professional landscape lights to be the little, economic upgrades that won’t break your bank.
Plant eco-friendly gardens and edible landscapes
While it’s always more alluring to decorate your garden with the exotic appeal of palm trees and other beautiful, foreign foliage, it’s also incredibly trendy and eco-conscious to spread native species of vegetation within your backyard space. Native plants help to attract birds, insects and wildlife, while also assisting with managing any rainwater runoff. Not to mention when you spread invasive plant species it’s hard to say how they will affect your landscape.
Pots of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables also have the ability to add a touch of texture and colour to your trendsetting space. Not only will you have access to ingredient essentials for all your summer cooking, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the beauty that edible vegetation can create when it’s sprinkled around your garden.
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Alex Wilks is the Social Media & Content Creator for Trek Marketing. Her work has been featured on Global News, Black Press Media, andthe Kwantlen Chronicle