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Ways to make your backyard an oasis

By Andrew Bell

The backyard is a part of the property that too many homeowners don’t really think of as any kind of living space. The kids may play out there, and it might be a fun spot to hang out when entertaining at certain times of year, but is it truly a place where you spend a lot of time?

If not, these suggestions could help you make your backyard a beautiful, welcoming oasis:

Plant some privacy hedges or trees

One of the things you might want to do is keep your activities in the backyard private, and some beautiful plants can help you accomplish just that, Australian Property Investor advised. Putting in some shrubbery or trees adds an extra buffer between you and the rest of the world.

As an added bonus, they can provide a bit of shade for a great place to sit and relax.

Go with drip irrigation

If you have a lot of plants in the backyard already, staying on top of watering them all can be enough to drive you mad. However, drip irrigation systems are easy to instal, easy to use and can save plenty of water.

Build a small patio

How can you relax in your backyard if you don’t have a great designated hang-out spot? A little handiwork will go a long way toward constructing a patio space, according to Extra Space Storage. Drop in some comfortable chairs, a table, something to keep the sun off you and a decorative piece, and you’ll be wowed by the difference.

Put up subtle lighting

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the backyard fun should stop. Stringing up lights in strategic locations around the space will help make the space inviting at all hours, and create a feeling of welcoming warmth that floodlights on the exterior of your home cannot offer.

Whether you are pursuing such a project before selling a home, or want to make sure your new property has the perfect backyard, it’s important to have the experts by your side throughout the sales process. That extra level of knowledge and assistance can be a huge difference-maker for anyone, and at Ray White Surfers Paradise, we’d love to give you that kind of helping hand. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help.

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