Backyard Landscaping Designs For Fun & Function
Your home’s backyard is the perfect place to implement a fun and functional landscape design. Making your yard fun is all about your personal needs whether you have an all adult home or a house full of kids. Some of the most exciting landscaping designs we’ve done for homeowners have been those which are custom tailored to the family’s outdoor fun.
You don’t have to have a swimming pool to enjoy spending time outdoors, though they are wonderful. Those on a tighter budget can get creative with an inexpensive backyard landscaping design.
Whether you want to go all out or do something simple, take a look at these backyard landscaping ideas that can infuse fun and function into your outdoor time.
Entertainment Space With Hardscaping
Hardscaping your backyard is one of the best landscaping choices you can make. Everyone has friends and many people love to entertain. In fact, it can become a competition among friends to create a space where everyone loves to hang out. Your own backyard can become the entertainment space with a little thoughtful hardscaping.
A paver, stone, or concrete patio is a nice addition to any backyard landscape. Existing concrete patios can be transformed into a larger area to for everyone to hang out. Don’t to forget to add some low retaining walls around the patio to provide extra seating for friends.
Nice, Durable Turf For Outdoor Games
A good area to play badminton, croquet, soccer, volleyball or other outdoor games is all about making the turf comfortable and durable. Even if you have an all adult household, you’ll eventually have guests or family over with kids. You can make sure they have a nice area in your backyard to play by asking your landscape company to install some Kentucky bluegrass.
An Outdoor Fireplace
Don’t go for a simple fire pit when you can make your backyard cozy and really special with an outdoor fireplace. Install a pizza oven fireplace for the most fun. Here in Ontario, the best backyard landscape ideas are all about being able to use the space for as many months of the year as possible. An outdoor fireplace will extend your backyard fun for some time.
Hint: Stone absorbs and radiates heat. The more natural stone your landscaping company builds around the fireplace, the more heat-comfort you will enjoy on those chilly evenings.