Creative Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Backyard
Stain your fence.
Think of your fence as the backdrop to your backyard: It’s not the star of the show, but everything looks a little better when it’s in perfect shape. Give it a facelift with a fresh coat of all-weather-proof stain.
Add an outdoor fire pit.
Create an (almost) all-season backyard by adding a fire pit for s’more-filled summer nights and cozy fall evenings. There’s a style for every taste on the market; this 30-inch option (with a spark screen cover) has a decorative bronzed steel base that would work well on a stone patio or in the yard.
Your backyard doesn’t have to be one big expanse of grass (that can be a headache to take care of). For something different, add hardscaping — it could be stone, pavers, bricks, wood, or even gravel — to create a new terrace or outdoor room.
Stain your deck.
From neighborhood barbecues and pool parties to al fresco weeknight dinners, your deck sees a lot of action in the warm months. Refresh and protect it with a reliable stain,
Create an outdoor lounge.
Turn your patio — or even just a corner of your backyard — into a plush, relaxing lounge. While a comfy outdoor sofa is often the cornerstone of an al fresco living room, you can easily create a nap-worthy escape with some oversized floor pillows and extra blankets. Or heck, just string a hammock up and idle away the hours.