Want to spruce up your outdoor space this summer for outdoor parties and barbecues? Creating a great spot to hang out right in your own yard might sound like a challenge, but it’s actually quite simple. With a few tricks and fixes, you can make your yard a paradise. Read on to learn about how your can make your outdoor space the place to be for your friends and family.

Create a Path

One of the easiest ways to create character to your space is by adding a path. They also serve a functional purpose as well. You don’t need to have your walkway leading to anything in particular because they’re a feature of their own. Natural stones, pavers, and brick all offer a completely different look for your home. They can especially play off of your landscaping and help accentuate the natural beauty of your property. 

Level the Land with a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be an excellent addition to any outdoor space. They aren’t often considered by homeowners when they think of hardscaping or landscaping, but they can have a huge impact on your yard’s look. They also help your yard drain and make it easier to organize and landscape. Retaining walls help you level land and allow you to install a sport court, pool or fireplace on land that wasn’t feasible previously. 

Make an Outdoor Kitchen

No outdoor space is complete without some type of cooking apparatus. Everyone loves to enjoy meals outside with family and friends, so make sure that you’ve got some space reserved for a grill or fireplace. They add to your space and help everyone enjoy the outdoors longer into the evening. Consider an outdoor refrigerator and bar to help complete your outdoor kitchen.

Furnish It

No matter the size or aesthetic of your outdoor space, it needs to be furnished well. The right furnishings can make or break an outdoor experience. If you have a dining area, make sure that tables and chairs are easy to move around. The aim is to make the most of your space, which means maximizing seating without making the area feel cramped. 

Add Water Features

One of the most important parts of an oasis is water. You want to have some contrast to your stone patio and walkway and some water to compliment the natural beauty of your space. Water helps add to the ambiance and peacefulness of your space. A fountain may not be necessary if you’ve got a pool but consider a koi pond or fountain otherwise. 

Contact our team at Joe Lamacchia Landscape Construction today if you’re interested in making your outdoor space beautiful. Our team is experts in hardscaping design and construction.

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