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Being blessed with your own backyard is an opportunity that should never be taken for granted, as you can do so many things with your own outdoor space. Thankfully, learning how to give your garden functionality and purpose without forfeiting aesthetics doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might expect, as there are in fact just a few key tips and tricks that you can make the most of to transform your backyard into a real paradise in no time at all. So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on! 

a black garden swing bubble style chair piled with various cushions; Simple Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your BackyardImage Source – Pexels 

Create An Al Fresco Dining Area

One of the best ways to give your garden real purpose is by creating your own al fresco dining area. Getting the opportunity to eat outdoors in the sunshine breathing fresh air will totally change your dining experience, and you’ll soon fall in love with the concept of dining al fresco. All you need to set up a suitable space is a study dining set that accommodates a large enough number of guests, and a barbecue grill station so that you can cook up a storm in front of your friends and family! The dining set that you choose must be weatherproof, durable and strong enough to stand the test of time while still being stylish and aesthetically pleasing. This can be anything from a hardwood picnic bench to a regal cast iron table and chairs, so take your time to find the most suitable set for your needs. It’s a good idea to invest in a few helpful extras too, such as outdoor pillows to make hard furniture more comfortable, as well as a range of citronella items to keep insects at bay when you and your family are eating outdoors. Having a firepit of some kind can upgrade your backyard even further, as you’ll be able to gather round after a delicious meal to keep warm and toasty as the sun goes down. 

Grow Your Own Fruit, Veg & Herbs

Another excellent choice that you should consider exploring is kitchen gardening, as you can easily grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in your backyard! It can be so easy to set up a kitchen garden, even if your garden is paved and lacks access to any planting ground. All you need to do is invest in a variety of pots and containers that can house enough earth to plant your seeds, then you can get planting! You’ll have to research which fruits, vegetables and herbs are native to your region and will subsequently grow with confidence, as different climates and environments work better for certain species. Get some polycarbonate sheets to create your own greenhouse if you want to continue your gardening efforts into the winter, otherwise your plants may wilt and die in the cold weather. 

Breathing new life into your backyard has never been so simple when you can utilize some of the brilliant ideas that have been described above, and there’s no time like the present to get started! 

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

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