Low Maintenance Backyard Tips

Do you want the beauty of a well-landscaped backyard, but don’t have the time to keep up with a lot of foliage?  Whatever your reasons are for wanting a low-maintenance, yet attractive yard, there are plenty landscaping designs that can help you achieve your own manifestation of a backyard oasis. These are just some of our favorite low maintenance backyard tips:

Outdoor Dining

A great way to use the space of your backyard is to create a patio with the space to entertain and cook.  Who wouldn’t want to come over and partake in a fresh baked pizza from the pizza oven in your backyard?  Whether the evenings are warm or cool, it is always a good time for a barbecue.  You can create a wonderful backyard for entertaining and spend the rest of the evening winding down around the fire pit.  Barbecues and pizza ovens can also benefit you financially, as they may add value to your home when it comes time for you to sell.  Who wouldn’t be interested in purchasing a home with such attractive additions?

Artificial Grass

With a drought in full swing and Californians doing everything they can to conserve water, electing to have artificial grass is a great and sustainable choice.  Recently there has been much discussion about xeriscaping. Xeriscaping is landscaping in a way that lessens the reliance on heavy watering for your yard.  Artificial grass is a great way to xeriscape in a time when conservation is extremely important.  With artificial grass you can save time and money that would otherwise be spent on mowing the lawn or pulling weeds.  Instead, you can spend your days gazing upon your perfectly manicured lawn.

Concrete, Concrete, Concrete

Landscape architects can help you design a backyard that is beautiful and artistic with concrete paths, walls, or decks.  You can cut down on the grass in the yard by installing a variety of concrete options around your yard.  Concrete does not have to be cold and unwelcoming.  Imagine a concrete path leading to the center of the yard where a birdbath commands the attention of bird and human alike.  It’s the perfect setting for a comfy patio chair, a cup of coffee, and a good book.  Your weekend mornings will easily roll into afternoons as you admire the peace of your own secret garden.

A beautiful backyard doesn’t have to be a time-consuming backyard.  With a little thought and planning, you can have a backyard you are proud of, and spend more time admiring it than working in it!

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