5 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Inviting

5 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Inviting

Summer is well and truly upon us. For many Australians, it’s time to invite the mates around, fire up the Barbie, and put the beers on ice. But you won’t be winning any popularity contests if your backyard is looking scrappy, and it’s probably rather ramshackle after all those frigid winter months. So give your backyard a good tidy up by getting stuck into one or more of these five backyard improvement tips.

Mow the Lawn
It may sound rather obvious, but neglecting to mow the lawn before a social event is a massive no-no.
Depending on the size of your lawn, it’ll only take 20 minutes and will leave your yard looking like new. Ideally, aim to mow every month or so during summer as the grass tends to grow quite quickly this time of the year.

Add a Few New Plants
You don’t need to be Don Burke to craft an attractive backyard. Even just a few extra potted or planted shrubs here and there will have a surprising impact on your backyard’s aesthetics.

If you’re not much of a gardener, opt for low maintenance native species which require much less watering. The friendly folks at your local nursery should be able to offer a helping hand. Those who do love to get their hands dirty in the garden could opt for any number of exotic and creative combinations.

Install a Deck
Aussies love a good deck, especially out the back where there’s plenty of recreational space. If done properly, a nice timber deck will create a pleasant place to entertain, and for the kids and the pets to play. It’ll also increase the resale value of the home which will pay dividends in the long run.

The downside, of course, is that they’re quite expensive to build. Get in touch with several different local builders to find the best quote and design for you.

Build a Patio, Veranda, or Pergola
Another fantastic outdoor construction that adds significantly to your backyard appeal is the tried and tested patio, veranda, or pergola. Either of these specialist outdoor edifices can provide plenty of shade to escape the sun or rain. Furthermore, when tastefully designed and strategically placed, they’ll substantially enhance your outdoor aesthetics as well.

Put up Some Sun Shades
Regardless of where you reside, the Aussie sun is harsh and relentless during the summer months.
Beat the heat by throwing up a canvas sun shades over your primary entertainment space. These could either be vertical to protect from the midday rays or horizontal to provide shelter during the mornings and afternoons. A nice finely woven mesh works best because you don’t want to block out that lovely light completely.

Now that your backyard is in order, why not take a look at the front as well. The best way to ramp up your curb appeal is by installing a stylish driveway that complements the exterior of your home. Get in touch with the folks at Simply Driveways for a commitment-free quote today.