Spring is now upon most parts of the country and outside temperatures are warming up as new growth begins to emerge. As your backyard lawn and landscaping begin to grow, you can take inventory of your backyard's assets and consider repairing any dead areas or those lacking attractive landscaping. Here are some updates you can add to your backyard to improve upon the space from last year and make your backyard great again.
Install a Covered Patio or Deck
In the spring when temperatures are just warming up, it is pleasant enough to sit outside in the sunshine. But as soon as summer temperatures set in and the heat arrives, you will want to find any spot of shade to relax and cool off. If your backyard only has shade from a tree or two, it makes it difficult to host backyard parties and events without you and your guests melting in the sun.
You can create additional shade in your backyard with the installation of a covered patio or awning. You can also install an attached permanent patio cover or install a retractable awning to provide shade to your patio or deck space and also protection from summer rainstorms.
There are many styles of patio and deck covers, pergolas, and sun shades for you to add to your backyard space. Along with your concrete patio or deck, you can add a grilling area and seating for your parties. Just be sure to clean your concrete patio or clean and stain your deck to remove dirt and stains from the past year.
Add Green Landscaping
Hardscaped areas, such as a concrete patio or brick-paved area are great ways to add structure and attractive visual interest to your backyard as you update its condition. But adding live plants, trees, shrubbery, and a lawn makes your backyard beautiful and attractive to spend time in as well. Living plants add cooling moisture to the air in your backyard through a process call evotranspiration. This can create a cooler environment in your backyard even during the heat of midday.
Add landscaping plants to surround your deck or patio to help shade and provide a wind break to your outdoor space. You can hire a professional landscaper or talk to your local garden center to select and plant the right types of landscaping to boost your backyard's appeal. This will make your backyard attractive, pleasant, and boost its utility for you and your family. Contact a patio service for more inspiration.