5 Great Ways to Enjoy Time in Your Backyard

5 Great Ways to Enjoy Time in Your Backyard

A backyard holds a lot of potential. However, without some inspiration, it can be challenging to figure out how to best utilize the space you have. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to review five great ways you can enjoy time in your backyard with these hints given to us by thousands of people who turned their backyard into the ideal space.

1. Creating a Space for Food

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular. While some people go to the extreme of literally having every amenity of a kitchen in their outdoor space, other people tone it down a little by putting in an oven or BBQ grill.  By creating a space for food, you drive you and your family out of the house and onto your property. You spend more time in nature, enjoying the property you have to the fullest. What can make this even better is our next suggestion.

2. Bring to Life Your Perfect Natural Space

Consider landscaping your backyard. It does not have to be excessive. Rather, you need to draw out a plan, look up some things for inspiration, and consider hiring a landscaping company to see it through. In addition to landscaping, you may also want to consider a garden. Gardens can produce fruit and vegetables, providing you with a steady supply of freshly grown produce. The addition of green helps with our next suggestion as well.

3. Turn Your Backyard into a Centre for Meditation

Many people successfully create a private, meditative space where they can truly enjoy themselves in nature. Such spaces are perfect for things like outdoor exercise and yoga. Consider doing this today and be amazed at how your outdoors space can serve an important role in your mental health. Or, consider the following simpler solution.

4. If Nothing Else, Consider a Hammock

Hammocks are inexpensive, easy to set up, and will last if you buy a good one. They are great for things like reading, napping, or generally relaxing.  In addition, it is a far easier solution to relaxing than our next suggestion.

5. Create an Outdoor Living Room

Going overboard, some climates are perfect for an outdoor living room. Whether it is a covered patio, gazebo, or other, you can put in furniture and turn an outdoor space into a continuation of your indoor space. Doing so will provide even more space for you to relax and take in the benefits of your backyard space.


Born and raised in Ottawa, Ann is a writer and amateur wine expert. She loves trying out the latest pubs and restaurants around town, unless "The Bachelor" is on. Don't bug her when "The Bachelor" is on.

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