Five Ideas to Brighten the Look of your Backyard

If you have become bored with the look of your backyard and are looking for ideas to add a little punch, there are many options that will provide a new look without investing too much money. In Long Island awnings, new paving stones, planters, fireplaces, water features and dining areas are all popular ways of adding more interest to boring gardens.

Awnings
If you have a backyard saturated with sun you might want to consider adding an awning. Retractable awnings are an excellent option as you can use them when you need them and keep them retracted when you don’t. They also provide a lovely accent to any backyard and come in a number of fabrics. From solids to stripes you are certain to find something that will add the impact you desire. In Long Island awnings can be purchased through custom orders to suit your needs and tastes.

Patio Stones
Not all homes can accommodate a deck. If you want to create a more attractive walk out you can install patio stones that are available in a number of choices. You can seek out natural stone or cement, interlocking brick or larger pavers. No matter what your taste or budget you can easily create a lovely seating area using pavers either off the back of the house or creating an intimate area for reading and conversation in a private area of your garden in the shade.

Planters
Nothing adds more punch than plants. If you are not interested in gardening per se you can consider adding planters and containers throughout the garden. Planters come in all sizes, shapes and colors and you can create stunning accents along your deck or patio, use them to flank walkways or doorways and create picturesque vignettes throughout the garden. They are also low maintenance.

Dining Al Fresco
Creating a spot to eat in your backyard is perfect for barbecues and entertaining. There are many affordable dining sets available on the market today from casual picnic tables to more elegant dining in cedar, marble or wrought iron. You are certain to find something that appeals to both your taste and pocket book.

Fire ad Water
Adding a fireplace or water feature can also add interest to your garden. The sound of trickling water is soothing creating a relaxing oasis whereas outdoor fireplaces can add romance as well as a place for friends and family to gather on chilly nights.

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