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My Backyard is Bland: What Should I Do?

Backyards can be the setting for some of the greatest moments in life: weddings, birthday parties, barbeques, and more. 

Oftentimes, though, yards are neglected or boring and can easily become a mass of unused space. If yours is feeling a little bland, here are some tips for taking your space from drab to fab.

    • Grow a Garden – Whether you have space to put in a full vegetable garden, build garden boxes, or even just add a few potted plants, adding in some greenery is a great way to beautify an outdoor space. Planting a mix of flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables to your taste will make you want to spend more time outdoors.
    • Create an Outdoor Entertaining Space – Building a deck or a patio can provide the perfect place for an outdoor entertaining oasis. Even in small spaces, putting in some pavers and topping them with outdoor furniture and a grill can elevate your yard game and woo your guests. Finish off the space by adding some outdoor lighting for ambiance.
    • Give the Kids a Place to Play – Adding a playhouse, trampoline, or climbing structure to the yard will encourage kids to spend more time outside and add some variety to the space. Kids will love playing while you grill, host parties, or tend to the garden.
    • Hang a Swing or a Hammock – If you’ve never taken an afternoon nap in a hammock, run to the nearest sporting goods store and buy one so that you can enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures. Outdoor swings and hammocks are a fun addition to any backyard, and they appeal to adults and kids alike!
    • Incorporate Some Shade in Your Design Plans – Whatever you plan to do with your space, consider creating some shade for those hot afternoons. A pergola is a great option since it provides shade as soon as it’s built. Planting trees is another great option, but it may take a few years for them to grow big enough to provide much shade. 
    • Add Some Accessories – Building a fire pit can make those evenings in your yard extra memorable. Think roasting hot dogs, making s’mores, and telling stories around the fire. A water feature can be another fun addition, boosting the mood and adding some visual interest and soothing sounds.
    • Install a Pool or Hot Tub – If funds and space allow, installing a pool or a hot tub can really spice up a bland space. Guests will love coming over for a dunk in the pool or a soak in the hot tub. 

Choose one of these features to add (or pick them all!), and your yard can become your new favorite part of your home if these ideas seem out of reach, whether due to finances or the current state of your yard, it might be time to sell and find yourself a new place to find your zen.

Local Home Buyers Can Help!

If a bland backyard is just the beginning of your issues with your home, give us a call. Local Home Buyers will make a cash offer for your Huntsville, Alabama home or the surrounding cities and let you focus on creating a yard oasis at your next home. Reach out to us today.

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