Canadians aren't spending enough time outdoors, but they want to.
Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, there's a real sense of urgency to spend more time outdoors. If you want motivation to get outside, it might be time to put some money into backyard landscaping.
It's simple: if you've got a nicely landscaped backyard, you're going to want to enjoy it. Most people are at a loss for what to do in their yard, which is what we're here to discuss.
In this post, we're going to tell you 5 amazing backyard landscaping ideas to try out in your yard. You don't need to overhaul your yard or spend thousands of dollars to make a difference. Use these ideas as inspiration and start to enjoy your outdoor time.
1. Add a Fire Pit
A fire pit is a great way to spend more of your summer evenings outdoors with your loved ones. Fire pits make for great backyard focal points, so you can start here and plan the rest of your backyard landscape design around it.
The great thing about installing a fire pit is that you can go as large or small-scale as you want. If you plan on entertaining, it's best to build a nice seating area around the pit to make it more welcoming and comfortable.
2. More Flowers and Trees
Flowers, trees, and shrubs aren't just an attractive addition to your backyard, they're proven to boost your long-term mental health. If you have a nice flower garden just outside your door, you'll always be more enticed to spend time in your yard.
You need to care for flowers and shrubs. Watering and pruning are relaxing outdoor activities that you can do every day.
3. Get Regular Lawn Care
This isn't a landscaping idea, but performing regular lawn maintenance is the start of any well-landscaped yard. If you're too busy to do this regularly, you might consider hiring a landscaping service to come by to mow the lawn, pull up weeds, and take care of seasonal maintenance.
At Scott's Landscaping, we offer full-service residential grounds maintenance packages to suit your needs. Choose between weekly, monthly, or seasonal maintenance, or weeding and fertilizer control services.
4. Start a Veggie Garden
Another rewarding and relaxing activity that can spruce up your yard is a veggie garden. Growing your own produce from seed is a great way to connect with nature in your own backyard.
Start by adding a small plot in a part of your yard that gets a good amount of sun and choose veggies that grow well in an Ontario climate. Before you know it, you'll be putting food on the table that you grew all by yourself.
5. Create a Dining Area
Add a dining area to your landscape design plans so you have somewhere to eat the meals you make with your fresh produce. It doesn't take much work to create a quaint outdoor dining area.
All you really need to do is create a separate platform from the rest of the yard, then add some seating, lighting, and plants for ambience. With a good plan in place, you can really make use of your outdoor space with family and friends.
Hire the Best Backyard Landscaping Designer
These are just a few backyard landscaping tips and ideas to try out this year. If you need help coming up with inspired landscape design, look no further than Scott's Landscaping.
For 25 years, we've been helping Ancaster residents build backyards that they want to spend time in. Contact us today to get started with your backyard plans.