Chances are, you’ve been spending a fair bit of time around the home this past year, and who can blame you? With all this time spent at home, something many people wonder about is how to make their property more appealing or redecorate the place to alleviate some of the monotony.
And luckily for you, we’ve got just the thing! In the lines below, you’ll find some quick and fun ways to turn your backyard into a little corner of paradise.
Protect Your Yard From Pest Birds
You know, pigeons, starlings, Canada geese, all of these are considered pest bird species in the U.S., and as such, you don’t want them in your backyard haven. First of all, they hinder the presence of non-pest species. Second of all, they carry various diseases that they can spread through droppings, feathers, etc. And lastly, some of these pests can cause quite a bit of damage to your property.
So a nice way to get rid of pest birds and to re-vamp your yard is to hang shiny objects around the place (like aluminum foil, old CDs, etc.) as they are known to deter birds from approaching.
Cultivate The Plants That You Love
If you’re spending a fair amount of time on your patio or in your yard, you want to be greeted by the sights and scents dear to you. So choose a part of your yard where you’ll plant all your favorite plants.
Make it a family affair! Invite your kids, spouse, or even your housemates to plant with you. Gardening can be a soothing, enriching experience and a great opportunity for you to bond.
Invest In A Fire Pit
Fire pits are an endless source of joy both in the summer and in the colder months. Depending on the setting, it can provide a romantic atmosphere to spend the evening with your significant other, or likewise, a cozy setting to tell stories with your closest friends over a glass of mulled wine.
And with the fire pit market expanding by the second, you can choose everything from shape and size to the type of fuel used to get the optimal fire pit experience.
Have A Seat!
A great way to spruce up your backyard is to include some outdoor furniture. There’s a great variety of backyard chairs, tables, and hammocks (and pretty much anything else you can think about) that will fill out your backyard nicely and make it easier for you and your loved ones to spend time in the outdoors.
Trim That Lawn!
An unkempt backyard is unappealing and visually tiring, so it makes you less inclined to spend time outside. Always keep your backyard lawn neatly trimmed and your hedges clean. This makes for a beautiful space and serves to keep various pests (such as snakes) well away from your yard. So it’s two birds with one stone, so to speak!