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4 Tips on How to Keep Your Backyard Looking Fresh and Inviting

Do you feel like you sometimes neglect your outside space? Your backyard could be made into your own serene paradise if it is looked after. If you want to spruce up your backyard and make use of the space, then look no further. We have four easy tips to make your backyard fresh and full of life. 

Go Green

Adding plants and flowers into your backyard will make it feel like a natural utopia. Surround yourself with different types of beautiful plants. You could go for a tropical theme or a color theme; there are so many possibilities with your plants and flowers. Your plants don’t just have to be planted in the ground. You could buy a trellis planter and have your plants winding up the walls or have an archway with plants intertwining through it. Your plants will frame your backyard and make it look full of life. It is so important to take care of your greenery. 

If you are buying tropical plants, for example, they may have specific care instructions, so make sure to do your research. To make your flowers and plants thrive, try adding alfalfa meal to the soil so that they bloom. Alfalfa meal has so many hormones and micronutrients that your plants will love. The Redbud Soil Company makes organic soil amendment that will make the earth healthy for all of your beautiful plants to flourish.

Backyard Furniture

To help you enjoy all of your lovely flowers and plants, backyard furniture is a must. This is what will enable your backyard to become your relaxing haven with seating you can actually relax on. To really push the boat out, you could even purchase a hammock. This will allow you to achieve ultimate relaxation in your gorgeous oasis. You could add a table too so that you and your friends could enjoy meals together. 

Pressure Wash

If you have decking or any kind of hard flooring in your backyard, it is a good idea to pressure wash it from time to time. It is such a quick and efficient way of giving the floor a good clean, without the effort of scrubbing it all by hand. You may not realize that the floor was so dirty, as a pressure washer can reveal its natural color. Pressure washers are available to rent or to buy. If you want to keep your ground fresh and clean all the time, then it may be worth investing in one.


To give your backyard a pop of color, how about using outdoor paint on your fences? It will add so much personality and will make the whole yard look crisp and contemporary. If you don’t want your fences painted, your shed will definitely appreciate a lick of paint.

Giving your backyard a small boost of life will completely transform the whole feel of the space. Try some of these easy tips and tricks out to make your own paradise.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.