The ABCs Of Transforming Your Backyard Spaces

May 15, 2020

If the COVID-19 lockdown has taught us anything about home design, it is that our garden spaces are criminally underutilized. Consequently, upgrading the backyard spaces is a priority that unites millions of homeowners around the world in 2020. Frankly, now is the perfect time to start planning the transformation.

Adding a new dimension to your home courtesy of the garden space needn’t be as difficult as you might first fear. In fact, focusing on three simple elements will lead you to greatness.


Esthetic rewards are an integral feature of all home upgrades. Nonetheless, this is increasingly pertinent when dealing with garden spaces. This is your household’s outdoor sanctuary and should boast the relaxed vibes you crave. With the right landscaping services, the garden can add peace, beauty, and tranquility. Whether it’s through the right choice of plants and sections or adding water features, the rewards are huge.

The key to success revolves around using the available space to its full potential. This can be achieved in many ways. This includes sectioning off areas, utilizing different heights, and finding out-of-sight storage. Above all else, the area should feel uncluttered. When the garden looks right, the benefits can be felt when watching out over the backyard from inside the property too. This helps you reap the rewards even during the difficult winter months.


Your decision to revamp the garden suggests that you want to use it more frequently. Hence, it needs an added sense of purpose. Therefore, choosing practical porch flooring or decking should be one of the top items on the agenda. This will allow you to create a spot for entertaining friends and family, especially when you have a BBQ and rattan furniture. Patio heating and lights can extend the hours of fun too.

There are plenty of additional ways to breathe fresh life into the garden spaces. Growing fruit and veg, creating a space for exercise, or adding a pool are all great examples. Budgets and personal preferences will influence your decisions. Nonetheless, when the garden encourages you to spend more time outside, only positive outcomes can follow. It only takes a few weeks to embrace new habits, but you need to establish the right facilities first.


Creating a positive garden environment is one thing, but maintaining it is another. It is the most daunting prospect for most homeowners, especially as the elements can play havoc with the look and health of the garden. Artificial lawns provide a consistent appeal while the right choice of fencing and paving can reduce the risk of weather damage. Protecting the roof and guttering of the building is equally vital. Otherwise, excess water can cause issues.

Using retractable overhead covers can protect the patio while pool covers are a key addition for those with a pool. Storing items in a shed or storage container can provide further protection. Most homeowners will want to add security measures such as surveillance cameras. However, you must not forget the practical safety features or need to prevent unnecessary damage. Only then can you reap the rewards for years to come.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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