Tired of having the same grass and picket fence as everyone else in the neighborhood? Don’t be! We’ve compiled a list of four things you can do to transform your backyard to make it more interesting, fun and desirable.
- Dirt Trails
Dig up some trails that you, or your kids, can ride your dirt toys on. If you have a large property, create some riding paths for your ATVs. Build some mounds to jump off or some trails to race with your buddies on. If you have a small yard and kids, create some dirt trails that they can ride their bikes on, keeping them safe in your backyard instead of riding on the busy streets.
- Build a Pond
Adding a pond to your yard can create a beautiful escape to nature. The beauty of building a pond is that it can be as large or small a project as you want it to be. And the possibilities are endless. You can add flowers, bushes and rocks around it for decoration. You can even have fish, turtles or frogs in the pond, depending on the size. If you love nature or wildlife, this might be the way for you to go.
- Plant a Garden
Turn your backyard into a vegetable, herb or flower garden. This is a great option because of the variety it allows. If you are striving to be self-sufficient, a vegetable garden is the way to go. You can even plant sugar beets to produce your own sugar. If you prefer a garden you can look at, plant some of your favorite flowers, trees, or shrubbery. You can even include herbs in a flower garden to use in your cooking.
- Build a Fire Pit
Do you have family or friends over often? Build a fire pit to sit around and enjoy their company. It creates a fun setting to gather in, rather than staying inside where someone will eventually turn on the TV. You can roast hot dogs or marshmallows, or just bask in the warm of the embers until it gets dark. With this, you can customize it to match the look of your home, whether you want to build in in ground fire pit with stones or cement block around it, or purchase a large metal fire pit that fits your preference. Add seating too!
These are just a few of the many ways you can transform your backyard into the perfect getaway for you and your family.
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