How to Create the Wow Factor in Your Backyard

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Every spring and summer homeowners take to their properties with the hope of creating a unique backyard that morphs their lacklustre yard into an alluring retreat that creates a WOW effect.

Regardless of the size or shape of your backyard, a makeover can turn an uninspiring yard into an appealing oasis of relaxation and entertainment. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a striking environment in your backyard and turn it into something special while increasing the value of your home.

Here are five backyard landscaping ideas that can turn your yard into an exterior paradise.

Patios

Patios play an important role in most backyards. It’s the perfect place for relaxing with family and friends. It’s an engaging outdoor room and entertainment area where grills, fire pits, outdoor furniture, a hot tub, planters and décor are all combined. To have the best and most functional patio design, you need to consider exposure to sun and shade, proximity to the house and outdoor views. Enhancing a patio area can be done easily and very economically.

Water Features

The beauty and tranquility that a water garden adds to a backyard is incentive enough to create one of these stunning landscaping features. Water gardens can transform any outdoor living space into a natural oasis of serenity while creating a habitat to attract birds and butterflies. Complete pond kits will help you easily install a beautiful water garden. They come in a variety of sizes, specifications and can suit any size budget.

Landscape Lighting

One of the best ways to turn a dark environment into magic is by installing low-voltage landscaping lighting. Landscape lighting adds interest and intrigue to any backyard setting. The lights provide a soft ambiance for guiding people along your garden’s pathways. They’re used to accent special trees or plantings. They can add additional light to brighten a patio area for outdoor entertaining.  The lights are an important feature to improve safety and security near steps. Low-voltage lighting is economical because it consumes about one-third the electricity compared to high-voltage systems, and it is far less expensive to install.

Arbors

An arbor is a great renovation idea for the backyard because it enhances your outdoor living space with a beautiful garden structure. It can define an entrance, guide a visitor through the garden, provide purely aesthetic beauty or be a functional part of the landscape by supporting a gate, a bench or a climbing plant. You can even install arbors in your vegetable garden.  Metal arbors are reminiscent of the Victorian era, while wooden arbors make an entrance feel casual and inviting. In a cottage garden, a simple wooden bench arbor can give you a beautiful place to sit in your garden. Arbors come pre-made and ready for installation, or you can buy an arbor kit and put it together yourself.

Flagstone Pathways

Flagstone walkways are a beautiful addition to any landscape. Because flagstone comes in so many shapes and sizes, it is possible to create the ideal pathway for your backyard. Installing stone walkways throughout your garden invites guests to stroll through the yard while taking in the beautiful landscape. A flagstone path makes a great addition to your outdoor décor because they work well in any garden, are easy to maintain and fit into most layouts. While many paved walkways look out of place in a yard, flagstone provides a beautiful alternative.

If you are ready to add some WOW factor to your own backyard, don’t hesitate to contact us.