Who says that your backyard can’t be paradise? No need for packing your bags, booking a hotel, or spending big bucks on airfare for this one. Instead, wander out to enjoy your ultimate “staycation” backyard.
Our list of “must-haves” for the yard you want to vacation in are:
A patio - A patio is an essential part of creating an enjoyable backyard. It is the perfect space for friends to gather or a quiet retreat for yourself. Pavers or flagstones are affordable materials that can create your outdoor hangout.
A hammock - Nothing is quite like kicking back in a hammock. There are a variety of types to choose from. Check out this guide to help you select the perfect hammock for you and your guests. Whatever you hang up, you won’t regret it!
A game - Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean that you have to give up playing in the backyard. Friendly competition with family and friends is always a good time. Build jumbo Jenga (cornhole, ladder ball, bocce ball, or Yahtzee)… and we guarantee that your game night will get a whole lot better!
A garden - Now we’re going for a garden that doesn’t need much laboring over. Some colorful easy-care plants that need minimal maintenance and some stepping stones to replace the grass will do. Add a comfy sitting spot, sit back, and soak in the color and smells.
A fountain or pond - Whether it comes in waves or ripples, there is something soothing about water. It’s no surprise that water features are popular landscaping projects. Make your dream a reality by installing a fountain or pond in just hours.
Lights - Just because the sun goes down, it doesn’t mean that the fun is over. Make your backyard an all-hours destination by adding outdoor lighting. We love a good string light, but even solar lights or tiki torches will add a nice glow.
Furniture - Looking for a way to spice up your outdoor deck? Add patio furniture for lounging or dining to complete your backyard look. We love accenting with bright colors and patterns to zest things up a bit.
A firepit - The perfect ending to a great “staycation.” A firepit is a quick and easy build. You will be making s’mores and cozying up by the fire in no time. Just don’t forget to grab your friends and family!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your backyard feel like a five-star getaway. We would love to see your idea of the ultimate “staycation”... Mention us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Happy “Staycation-ing!”
Published: July 19, 2018