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Summer season is the perfect time to carry out major improvements to your property. The warmth of the sun will help your garden achieve a full bloom while the fair weather allows you to renovate outdoor spaces without having to worry about the rain and snow. Whether you want to increase your property's value for a resale or you just want it to look more attractive to you and your guests, improving your backyard should not be passed up.

Your backyard is just as important as any other parts of your home. It symbolizes life, growth, and freedom beyond the four walls of your home. The amazing thing about backyards is that they can be styled in a variety of ways more than you can ever imagine. This year, quality and functionality are regarded with high importance as the modern elements of style.

Check out the latest backyard trends for 2017 and transform your property into a majestic wonder.

  1. Sandstone Paving

When it comes to paving outdoor spaces, there are a variety of materials that you can choose from. The most popular ones include sandstone, slate, granite, gravel, and limestone. Sandstone remains the most excellent all-around choice among all paving materials. It has enough toughness to withstand heavy loads whether you use it to support play sets on a children's playing area or heavy cars for your driveway. It is also easy to rework, thereby reducing the costs for manufacturing. Sandstone also comes in different shapes, sizes, and colors which range from lilac gray to orange brown. For best results, you may try using Indian sandstone for your patio. This variety is not only durable and weather-resistant, it is also slip-proof even under wet conditions and it features three varying tones that can perfectly match the style of your home.

  1. Man-Made Pond

Another great idea that can give your backyard a lift is to install a manmade pond. Besides listening to the sound of running water, people would also love to see beautiful fishes and aquatic plants in harmony. To give your pond an upgrade, you may also add a small waterfall or fountain in it. Nowadays, more people choose to purchase preformed pond than to construct one in the traditional way. Preformed plastic ponds are not only easy to transport but they also come in different sizes and shapes.

  1. Vegetable Garden

Hybrid-type of gardens which feature a balance between ornamental plants and edibles are now becoming a trend in many urban areas. There are different micro-farming methods that can help you cultivate plants even in a small plot of land. With a backyard farm, may enjoy a weekly supply of fruits, vegetables, and herbs or share them with your neighbors.

  1. Backyard Living Space

Constructing a small shed inside your backyard can serve you in a variety of ways. This small living space can act as your workout area, playing space for your children, small hangout place for you and your friends, your personal workspace, and more. Plan carefully if you need to install a power outlet and a water connection. Add a couple of furniture and appliances, and enjoy a relaxing ambiance without leaving your comfort zone.

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