For most people, summers are spent away from home, reveling in the wonders of the world with their families on vacation. Or spent in the stands of a sports arena. Anything but at home. However, there’s no shame in staying home for the summer. In fact, you can make your own backyard the place you want to be this summer. Read on for a brief how-to list of transformative backyard ideas.
Create an Outdoor Space, like a Deck or Porch, Where You Can Unwind and De-Stress After a Long Workday
The worst part about a long and hard workday is having nowhere to unwind and de-stress afterwards. Decks, porches, and a great backyard fixes that dilemma. You can snag yourself a refreshing drink and head out into your favorite lounge chair to watch the sun dive into the horizon. Decks and porches offer immersive opportunities to zen out.
Section Off and Dedicate Time to Two Summer Gardens—One for Veggies, Another for Flowers
If you have a big backyard, you have a prime opportunity to make gardening one of your best hobbies. Section off two designated summer gardens—one for produce, like your favorite fruits and veggies, and another for your favorite flowers. Then commit to making these gardens flourish over the summer. Use electronic recycling Toronto to do away with harvest waste. Or throw your garden remnants into a year-round compost after harvest is over.
Take a Walk Around Your Backyard to Find the Perfect Place to Hang a Hammock or Swing Chair
If your backyard is loaded with beautiful trees, you have a bigtime chance to find the perfect pair for a hammock, or the perfect one for a swing chair. While you could snag a stand for a hammock or swing chair if you don’t have the trees for them, there’s simply something more nature-based and awesome about hanging them from the branches or trunks of shade trees.
Build a Camping Area, Complete with a Stone Firepit and Weather-Proof Container for Camp-Out Supplies
You don’t have to leave your property to have a campout. Build your own camping area. This one is an especially huge hit with youngsters, so get your kids involved. Construct a firepit and stow-away your camping supplies, like a tent, a sleeping bag for each person, and cooking stuff, in a weather-proof container or shed. With the right setup, your backyard becomes a place fit for smores, ghost stories, and stargazing.