Simple Ways to Enhance Your Backyard

Luxury backyard fire pit at sunset

Everyone wants a backyard they can unwind and relax in after a long day but creating such a space usually requires some renovating. You don’t have to make extreme changes to your yard space to be the top hangout spot in the neighborhood. Making a few simple improvements can create a more useful backyard space while also bumping up the value of your home!

Here are a few ways you can enhance your backyard in a short amount of time to make the most of your space.

Consider an Outdoor Firepit or Fireplace

There’s nothing cozier than sitting around a fire on a chilly night. Firepits can be used year-round and are great if you have children or often host outdoor parties. From marshmallow roasting to long conversations with loved ones, a firepit can extend the hours you can enjoy in your backyard and can be a mesmerizing focal point for your deck or patio. Firepits do not take long to construct and can be custom designed to fit your desired aesthetic!

An outdoor fireplace might be better if you’re looking for something a bit more extravagant than a firepit. These structures have complete chimneys and places to store firewood and accessories. In most cases, they usually are faced on one side, which makes them slightly more intimate. They aren’t as affected by the elements as a standard firepit and make a great architectural statement piece. 

Incorporate Raised Garden and Planter Beds

Raised garden and planter beds are growing in popularity. A raised bed is simply mounded soil or a container of soil that sits above the ground. By raising the plants, they have a wide growing area that encourages them to stretch their roots down and outward. This is a great option for people with limited backyard space to plant a large garden. Raised garden beds are great for growing vegetables, and they offer less weed takeover, less soil erosion, and better water retention in areas with sandy soil.

Add Water Features

There are many benefits to adding water features to your backyard space. The sound of running water alone can make anyone fall into a peaceful, relaxing trance. There are several options for adding a water feature to your backyard, including but not limited to fountains, ponds, streams, splash pads, and waterfalls!

Water features are ideal for homes in suburban areas where neighbors or busy streets are nearby. The sounds of flowing water and the wildlife it attracts, such as birds, bees, and butterflies, can help block out traffic, noisy neighbors, running air conditioning units, etc.

The white noise created by flowing water has a naturally calming effect on the brain and can be a useful tool to reduce stress and anxiety. Flowing water also creates negative ions, which purify the air and reduce the presence of allergens, pollen, germs, and dust mites.

Invest in a Spa

If you don’t want to take the plunge and buy a pool for your property just yet, a spa is the next best thing! Owning a backyard spa is the perfect way to spend quality time with your family and friends in the comfort of your own home. They offer many therapeutic benefits like helping to relieve chronic and arthritic pain, aiding in the relief of stress, and improving your sleep!

Outdoor spas are a great way to add a resort-like feature to your home, and they can be used year-round for family gatherings or a relaxing night to yourself.

At VistaPro Landscape & Design, we have the knowledge and experience to turn your backyard into a beautiful place to relax and unwind. We have something for everyone, no matter your budget, from simple firepit installations to extravagant pool and spa designs

Call us today at (301)805-0119 to learn your options for adding beautiful relaxing elements to your backyard space!