Backyard Decorating Ideas

Gardenerdy Staff Oct 9, 2018
Today's trends demand of you to make a long-lasting impression. Well, gardening, arbor, and patio are evergreen concepts to enhance your backyard. Improvise backyard with some accessories like fire pit, water fountain, gazebo, and hanging stress ball.
Today, the idea of home decoration demands indoor as well as outdoor improvements. If you have a backyard that is rarely in use, and you wish to maintain it on a regular basis, then a backyard decorating idea will be the best option.
This place provides your home with a new look as well as a lavish space where your family and you can spend leisure time together. Outdoor decoration can change the look of your home entirely, so what you need to plan is considering its space and also your interest along with budget limits.
If the backyard is too small, you can try bonsai gardening or fancy decorations like water fountains. In contrast, if it's a large outdoor, you can always include flower gardening, gazebo, fire pits, patio decorations, or even consider a playground for your children! 

Let's Beautify Your Backyard

Gardening

If you have a green thumb, you can grow a unique garden.Bonsai gardening gives artistic look even to a small area. In a bonsai garden, you can grow plants like beech, red maple, ash, alder, strawberry, birch, Japanese maple, hornbeam, cypress.
Roses of many colors and varieties will please everyone! Who doesn't want star-shaped leaves of Sweetgum going red in autumn!
It is a popular bonsai plant liked by many for its myriad features. If the backyard is big, you can go for various gardens of lilies, strawberries, or even plant them together!
Container gardening is one excellent way wherein various colored plants are assembled in a pot. Choose red Geranium that can be planted between Blanket flower (flame red) and Lobelia (waterfall blue). This pot will look colorful and pleasing.

Patio Decoration

Patio decoration is an evergreen idea that can be implemented in various themes. Nautical, tropical, and Asian patio decoration ideas go along well with different types of furniture, accessories, and flowers.
Patio can be used for dining, playing video game, chess, Xbox, tea party and gambling. Your patio will become a resting place if you arrange some iron patio furniture with a shaded round umbrella and cushions to sit. A morning meditation under a calming patio will make your day.

Fire Pit

Fire pit can be a comforting accessory for winters. You can use wood as fuel or go for natural gas. Fire pit is available in 2 types, a permanent one, built in-ground. The second one is adjustable, portable and you can even carry it on a picnic.
You can also buy fire pits that can be used for both proposes. It must be of an extra-thick copper basin with a safety cover over it. You can choose different shapes suitable for your requirement. It can be used for warming and also to cook a dish of fresh barbecues!

Wooden Homemade Arbor

An entrance like arbor, which is available with a gate facility will enhance the beauty of your garden backyard. Select the place you want to build arbor and clean that place by removing grasses and shrubs.
Collect some things from market - a bucket, rake, some screws, concrete with fiber, potting soil, flagstone, shovel etc. Buy a ready-made wooden arbor like red cedar, which is used the most because of its durability.
Generally, height of the arbor is about 3-4 feet. Mark the location where you want to place the arbor. Dig the marked area of the garden about 1 ft. deep and pour cement into it. Do not forget to add water and stir the solution till it became hard. Now, put the side anchors inside that hole. Arrange the arbor on the anchor using screws and the drill.
You can choose your favorite flowers and vines that will grow upward on the arbor to add an aesthetic appeal.

Other Accessories....

Your backyard will be out of the world by decorating it with homemade accessories like using water bottle vases as flowerpots to hang variety of flowers in them or hang a laughing stress ball on an arbor in the center.
Some of the other stress balls that are in demand today are basketball player, robot, couch potato ball, Buddha stress reliever ball etc. Research says that this ball is helpful in reducing one's stress level, so its name!
Try this out, use a tree stump to grow plants, develop Japanese Garden theme, plant sedum sarmentosum to cover the empty land. Let's use the backyard for celebrations i.e. birthday party, BBQ grill lunch or Pizza Oven with sitting arrangement etc.!
Thus, these are a few examples of the amazing decorations that struck me. You can also opt for water fountain, gazebo, or a chicken coop. How about building an outdoor room for guests? You can simply modify the backyard into a playground where your children can play variety of games.
You can appreciate your backyard in the words of Dorothy Frances Gurney as -
"The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth."