How Can I Make The Backyard Of Any House Look Better?


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A great backyard design can do wonders to how your house looks. No matter the size of a house, a well-designed backyard can give it a significant upgrade.

Whether you plan to entertain friends and family, host guests from work, or just to relax with a cold drink and watch a game, a beautiful backyard will make the experience a whole lot comfier.

There are several ways the backyard of any house can be made to look better, and you can learn from this blog how you can remarkably change yours.

From flooring to fencing, exploring composite wood diversity is one of the best ways you can improve how your home’s backyard looks. Since composite decking colours vary, this also needs to be explored because mixing and matching colors is necessary to create a beautiful backyard with composite decking board.

Composite decking boards have superior durability. Unlike ordinary wood and some other PVC options, it is resistant to mold, fading, rot, and termites– all of which can affect wooden installations. 

In fact, with the appropriate care, composite decking can last for 20 years or more. It is also an ideal choice in that it can hold up better under cold or hot weather shifts. 

Some composite materials also contain additives that deliver ultraviolet (UV) ray resistance, which reduces the damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. This allows it to retain a smooth, splinter-free surface making it safe for adults and children.

You also do not have to break the bank or strain your budget to get a dream backyard with beautiful decking. It has ultra-low maintenance and sustainability.

How to Make Backyard Patio of your House Look Better

Colour scheme, sitting arrangements and good flooring are some of the details needed to spice up your backyard patio. If one is out of place, it can significantly affect how the others turn out. 

Here are ways you can remarkably improve your backyard patio and make it look a lot better.

  1. Choose the Right Size

Choosing the right size for your backyard patio depends largely on what you plan to use it for in most cases. A patio meant for a family can be small and intimate.

However, if you have plans to host large gatherings in the future, you might want to create space for that.

One way to find out the size is by setting up tables and chairs on the lawn and see how much room you will need. Another tip is to plan at least 4 square feet of space for each person.

  1. Select your Materials

There are several materials you can use for your backyard patio surfaces and flooring. Some of the most popular are brick, flagstone, concrete, slate, and composite wood decking.

When choosing materials, you must consider factors like cost, maintenance, something that matches your home’s style, and smooth enough to keep chairs and tables from wobbling.

For the perfect mix of the above, use composite decking boards. It has a very low maintenance cost and almost always matches the style of any home.

  1. Choose the Details

Adding a water feature for your yard will already amp up the overall look. Other details like the color scheme, fountains, planters, fireplaces, low-voltage lighting also ensure you make the most of your backyard space.

Your lifestyle and needs should dictate the details you want to add. That’s for sure.

  1. Plantings

Don’t forget the flowers, trees, and shrubs. Whether you make it simple or complex, your patio plantings will enhance your enjoyment of outdoor time.

They also help your patio blend seamlessly into your garden. 

How to Make Backyard Garden of your House Look Better

Perhaps you are looking to make your backyard garden look better. It could be your choice of flowers, the garden walkway or fencing. Here are tips to help make the most of your backyard garden space.

Start with an Arbor

It is good practice to let an arbour lead into your garden. You can make it about 7 to 8 feet tall.

Add a Walkway and Fencing

Great flooring can also link your patio with the garden. Also, ensure your primary pathways are at least 5 feet wide, while secondary paths can be smaller but not less than 3 feet wide.  

Composite decking works well with your patio or a lovely walkway before your backyard.  Talk about a lovely short walk on a fine wood flooring connecting the home to the garden. 

Coupled with its low maintenance, it provides a natural appeal with rich tones that will stay vibrant throughout their lifetime, irrespective of the weather. This can last between 20 to 50 years.

Although you will need occasional weeding for them to look their best, crushed limestone, crushed gravel, and pea rock are also good choices.

Don’t Crowd Pathways or Patios

Site tall plants of more than 30 inches at least 2 feet back from the edge of your patio or pathway.

Choose Plants you Know their Mature Size

When planting, ensure you leave enough space between plants to accommodate their ultimate size.

Create a Relaxing Scenery

It’s still your backyard and will sometimes be your chill spot. Block out harsh winds, hot sun, and public areas with trees, large perennials, and shrubs.

With these tips, you will remarkably improve your backyard and ensure your house looks better, whether for yourself, family or friends.

 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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