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Useful Tips To Create A Paradise In Your Backyard

In order to create a paradise in your backyard, you don’t need to spend a fortune, and nor you need to be a master carpenter. In fact, a few creative ideas and a small investment are more than enough.

Bring Unity in the design.

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Start the project by planning the perfect setting for the yard. Employ a variety of design elements, textures and colors to create unique spaces. Make sure you connect these spaces with a series of common elements such as concrete or stone pathways.

Add personalized elements to the backyard.

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Keep in mind that the purpose of designing this whole area is to create a place where you can relax. Whatever appeals to you must be introduced as a prominent element in the landscape. If you like lying on a carpet of grass, devote an area to it. On the other hand, if regularly cleaning the backyard raises your blood pressure, introduce potted flowers, which are easy to care for.

Color the area properly.

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Some colors are known to enhance our energy level, whereas some foster calmness and relaxation. Green and blue are two options that are known to perfectly complement outdoor settings.

Introduce nature-related elements.

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Nature provides the best inspiration for creating a paradise in your backyard. The chirping sound of birds, the effect of floating butterflies and the buzz created by honeybees are some effects that are known to take away all the stress. In order to attract desirable creatures and birds, plant thick bushes, blooming flowers, and tress where they can nest.

Plan for cool as well as hot.

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Climate changes should be kept in mind when designing a backyard. Both open and shaded areas should be included. Covered porches features ceiling fans are perfect relaxation retreats for hot summer days, whereas large parasols with a table setting underneath can also be created for ideal summer evenings. On the other hand, areas open to sunlight are perfect for winter days.

Build a fire pit.

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Fire pits and fireplaces are both exquisite features to use in a backyard. Grat for small and cozy gatherings, they serve as focal points around which you can organize a lovely sitting area. Moreover, they’re just as charming during the winter as they are during summer.

Include a water feature.

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Water features can turn a plain and boring backyard into a relaxing and fabulous oasis. There are tons of ideas to choose from. You could have a koi pond, build a nice waterfall with rocks and stone and have a fountain.

Don’t forget the kids.

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As much as you’d like to have the backyard just for yourselves, keep in mind that the kids might need a place where they can play and relax too. So divide the yard into a series of spaces and you can even use fences in between so everyone can enjoy their privacy.

A tropical makeover.

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Instead of opting for the usual lawn, how about you replace it with tropical plants? You don’t actually have to import any rare trees or anything, just make sure you make the yard look like a lush retreat. Maybe you can hang a hammock up in a tree.

A moss garden.

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A moss garden is a perfect idea for a backyard with a lot of shade during the day. Moss requires no mowing so maintenance is a breezy plus it looks and feels really cozy and comfy so you can retreat in the yard and meditate or read a book and enjoy all this beauty.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 6, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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