According to a recent poll, more than three-quarters of Americans value their yard as one of the most important parts of their home.
Having a private outdoor space has never been as desirable as it has been in the past few years. If you have a yard, it’s time to put it to good use.
Why vacation away when you can create the perfect summer escape right in your backyard?
Keep reading to learn more.
Do Some Refreshing
Before you start crafting your backyard getaway, you need to do a reset. Clear away any debris, overgrown plants, leaves, and weeds.
Get rid of old patio furniture you no longer want to use, unused outdoor tools, and anything else that doesn’t bring a feeling of joy.
Once your backyard is refreshed, you can begin making big plans for your summer oasis.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Lighting is everything, especially when it comes to an outdoor space.
Depending on the type of space you want to create, you can match the lighting to exude that ambiance.
You can add fairy lights, oversized lanterns, or rope lights if you want the lighting to wrap around your backyard oasis. Adding lighting to flower beds and gardens can make your backyard feel magical.
Install a Pool
Okay, so most people don’t have the space or money to install an underground pool. If you do, then you should!
However, if you can’t, consider adding an inflatable pool or installing an above-ground pool. Having a private outdoor space with some water that you can relax in is invaluable, even if it isn’t the largest.
Create a Zen Garden
Creating a zen garden can bring a place of relaxation to your space.
This should be a separate corner of your yard, ideally blocked off from the rest.
To block it off, you can use potted plants as a barrier or buy a garden partition. If you have trees in your yard, it’s wise to choose a space that is shaded.
Add a Fire Pit
No yard is complete without a firepit, especially when you’re creating a backyard summer escape. This doesn’t have to be fancy, but it can be.
The crackling and popping of the firewood is the essence of vacationing and camping, and it’s a simple element that you can easily add to your outdoor space.
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Create an Epic Summer Escape in Your Yard
The perfect summer escape can be in your yard; it just takes a little bit of work and vision. Clean up your yard and take a good look at your space.
What do you find are the essential elements to add? Is it the fire pit and zen garden?
Make your plan, and then execute it. You’ll be glad you have the perfect yard to escape to all summer.
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