Although we are now entering the post-pandemic era, it is a smart idea to still exercise caution and avoid crowded places for our health and safety, as well as for the sake of others. Unfortunately, that means staying away from some parks and recreation and delaying vacation plans.
However, even while staying at home, there are a lot of ways you can entertain yourself. One of the best ways to do that is to upgrade your plain-Jane lawn and transform it into a backyard oasis where you and your family can hang out.
Here are a few tips that can turn your yard into a staycation resort.
The summer is the time to hang outdoors and reconnect with nature. It is a great time to go to a holiday resort and enjoy the glorious views that cannot be replicated at home. However, you can have the next best thing by adding landscaping features to your yard.
The simplest way to enjoy nature’s beauty is to plant beautiful gardens that contain tropical flowers, perfect for the summer season. But don’t just stop at that. You can add more features, including large rockscapes that can provide your children and pets with fun places to hide. In addition, you can also add a stunning fountain to give your lawn that vacation vibe right at home.
When it comes to landscaping, the more features you add, the more exciting it will be. So, pull out all the stops.
If you have the money for it, adding a swimming pool in your yard can offer your family hours of leisure. Not only does a swimming pool add a luxury hotel vibe to your home, but it also provides a great alternative option for working out if you are wary of going to the gym.
Swimming pools come in all sizes, shapes, and designs, so you can test your creativity and experiment while designing them. Depending on your tastes, you can create a swimming pool that matches the natural beauty of your garden or has a minimalistic or elegant look.
Pergolas and patio are excellent outdoor spaces. When it gets extremely hot, pergolas are where homeowners can relax in the shade. However, these should not just be simple, utilitarian spaces. You can do a million and one fun things with your pergolas to make them incredibly enjoyable places for the whole family.
You can deck your pergolas with lights, hang potted plants from the beams, bring in a set of garden furniture, add a swing for the kiddies, and even have a tiny kitchen or BBQ pit there. Depending on your taste, a pergola is the perfect additional space for you to do a number of activities. These may include inviting guests for an open-air party, curling up with a book, gardening in the shade, or just enjoying the summer season.
Lighting is the best way to lift your mood. A well-lighted backyard looks inviting and can be a perfect place for social gatherings. You can use backlights to highlight the landscaping and water features in your backyard. A fire pit is also a simple way to create a cozy, camp vibe when you are outdoors.
Depending on your preference, you can add floodlights, spotlights, step lights, brightly colored fairy lights, fake candles, bollard lights, and more to the yard. The more, the merrier!
Creating a staycation resort out of your backyard is not hard work. You can beautify your yard on a limited budget by adding plants, string lights, and some basic furniture — or you can go all out and add a swimming pool, pergola, rockscape, fire pit, and a BBQ pit to your lawn.
No matter what you do, it will be a worthwhile investment and your backyard will always be there for you to enjoy your fruits of labor.