Spending more time at home gives us the opportunity to reevaluate the spaces we’ve neglected over the years – or never had much time to enjoy– and transform them into something we can use and really appreciate. To make the most out of your backyard space this summer, here are some suggestions to make it more fun and enjoyable for you and your family.
Create an Outdoor Cinema
Nothing beats movie nights outside during the warm summer evenings. Creating a backyard cinema is a fun way to get the family together– plus it’s relatively easy to create. All you need to do is attach a white sheet to a flush wall along the side of your home. Hook the projector up to your laptop and fire up your favourite movies. It’s the perfect way to add something exciting and entertaining to your backyard that your whole family will love.
Add a Fire Pit
If you’re missing those camping trips, why not bring some of those experiences to your own backyard? Building a fire pit is relatively inexpensive, simple, and will last a lifetime. Add some comfy lounge chairs, marshmallows and good tunes and you can create the ultimate chill-out zone with your family and friends. Make sure to check the fire regulations in your area before you light your fire!
Make a Relaxation Zone
These days, we could all use a personal relaxation zone at home, and the backyard is an ideal spot to create one. Consider some elements like a trickling fountain, a hammock, lounge chairs, and cozy lighting. By combining features like these, you can carve out your own personal oasis in a corner of your yard that will help you unwind and unplug on those extra stressful days.
Give Your Yard a Facelift
It’s worth investing in the areas of our home that bring us joy, comfort, relaxation, and fun. If your backyard is looking neglected and could use some TLC, our team at Hansen Lawn & Gardens can help. We can transform your yard into a beautiful and functional space that works best for your needs and wants. Our landscapers will build, design, and maintain it so that you and the kids can focus on enjoying it instead.
Create an Outdoor Dining Area
In Canada, we know how to appreciate the warm weather, which is why BBQs are a summertime staple. If you plan to spend more time dining in the backyard, why not create an area dedicated to it? With a few additions like a patio and outdoor kitchen and dining set, you can have a practical area where you can fire up the grill and eat in comfort outside.
At Hansen Lawn & Gardens, we have you covered for all of your landscaping needs. If you’re in Ottawa, contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a quote.