The backyard is the place where you can relax, unwind and have fun with your family. It’s also a great place to entertain guests or spend time with friends. If you want to add some extra personality to your backyard, consider using eco-friendly ideas. These tips will help you create a space that works for everyone in your home while also being good for the environment.
Pick an Eco-Friendly Theme
Now that you’ve decided to go with an eco-friendly theme, it’s time to start figuring out what that means. The first thing you want to do is decide which elements of your yard need extra attention. Are there plants or trees that need pruning? Do you have a lot of waste from outdoor pets? What about pests like spiders or ants? Once you get an idea of what needs work, it will be easier for your landscaper to make suggestions and offer solutions.
Next, brainstorm ways in which the rest of your landscape can reflect the eco-friendly theme while still looking good enough for guests (and neighbors) who visit often. If possible, try not to put up too many signs stating “This Is An Eco-Friendly Backyard!”, it may feel too preachy and turn off potential visitors but instead consider using subtle touches like incorporating natural materials into features like garden walls or flower beds as well as using organic fertilizers on plants throughout the yard.
Use Custom Wooden Boxes
Custom wooden boxes are a great way to add some eco-friendly flair to your backyard. They’re easy to make and can be used for storage or as decor. You can paint them or stain them, put plants in them, use them as planters or build a fence out of them. Wooden boxes can be built into any design you want.
The first thing you need is some wood, this could be recycled materials like pallets or fence posts, or new lumber from your local hardware store. If you’re using reclaimed wood from pallets or fence posts make sure it has been thoroughly cleaned with soap and water before beginning construction otherwise, any debris remaining on the lumber will become embedded in your final product which could create an unsightly appearance.
Plant a Backyard Garden
A garden is an excellent way to add color and texture to your backyard. With the right landscaping, you can create an oasis that will make you feel like you’ve escaped the city streets. You can plant herbs, vegetables, and flowers in your garden so you always have fresh ingredients on hand for cooking and baking. You can also plant fruit trees and bushes if you want to grow food with a more decorative purpose in mind (such as apples or roses).
If you’re looking for something edible with a punchy look, try edible landscaping: it’s just what it sounds like a garden that’s specifically designed to add beauty through its use of plants rather than merely serving as functional space for growing plants.
Save the Birds
You can also use birdhouses and feeders to attract birds to your backyard. The more you can do to make your backyard look like it is a home, the more likely birds will be drawn in and stick around. You could also plant trees that have berries or nuts that are popular with birds in your area.
To sustain the life of these wild creatures, consider having a birdbath available for them as well. This is especially important during winter months when temperatures drop below freezing at night and these animals need somewhere warm to take refuge from the cold weather. You can even incorporate an additional element into your landscape design by including a birdbath with a fountain in it, this creates an attractive focal point for both you and any guests who come over.
Install Solar Lights
Solar lights are a great way to light up your backyard. They’re easy to install, can be used in a variety of ways, and they’re inexpensive, especially when you consider how much electricity they will save you over time. Plus, they are environmentally friendly since they don’t require any fossil fuels or battery replacement once they’re installed.
Solar lights come in many shapes and sizes: some look like lanterns while others resemble fruit baskets; some have solar panels built into the bottom of their base so that the light is directed toward where it needs to shine most; others include LED bulbs for maximum energy efficiency during winter months when days become shorter than nights. You can even get solar-powered fountain kits that run off batteries instead of just placing them underwater.
Don’t Forget the Planters
The next time you’re looking for eco-friendly ideas to decorate your backyard, don’t forget the planters. You can use them to add color and style to your outdoor space, and they’re a great way to make use of the nooks and crannies that are often left empty in backyards.
If you’re not sure where to start with using planters in your yard, here are some ideas:
- Grow herbs like mint or rosemary (or even basil!)
- Plant vegetables like tomatoes or peppers
- Use them as a focal point by adding colorful flowers like petunias or daisies
Create a Pathway of Pavers
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to create a path, paving stones are a great option. Paving stones come in many different colors and sizes, so it’s easy to find the ones that work best for your space. They’re also durable and easy to maintain, making them a good choice if you plan on using your yard frequently or if you want something that requires less maintenance than grass or mulch. You can use paving stones to create any kind of pathway: curved paths are great if you have lots of curves in your yard while straight paths might be better suited if there aren’t many curves at all.
All of these ideas are simple and easy to implement, so you can go from zero to green in no time. And you’ll be glad you did. The more eco-friendly your home is, the happier you will be with it. These tips should give you a good start on making your backyard greener and more beautiful than ever before.