Innovative ways to invigorate your lovely yard
DIY magic, coupled with some precision lighting and patio furniture, might be all you need to give your living outdoor space an awesome makeover! The best part is that you don’t have to shell out more bucks than necessary. Interested? Read on and learn from our list of innovative design ideas to invigorate your lovely yard!
Plant a green wall
Going green has become trendy since the start of the quarantine. Who wouldn’t blame anyone with a lot of time to spare to at least make it productive? Gardening can do more than pass one’s time. According to the Elsevier Journal, tending to your garden has surprising health benefits.
Venture out into your yard and perhaps gather those inner workings into building a simple trellis which your vine of choice could climb into and wrap themselves on. The trellis may be constructed from metal poles for stability or wooden boards and wooden timber for the natural feel. Green walls make for some decorative barrier from the sun and act as a fancy privacy wall when you need some little peace. Green walls are also pleasing to the eyes and filters out dust and other solid particles that may be blown by the wind. Now that is both form and function.
Gather around the tree
It is going to be quite a shame to chop down that lovely tree in the yard. Nay, the majestic giant might have kept centuries of tales inside its bark. Wouldn’t it be a beauty to be preserved for future generations? Why not construct a bench that wraps around the tree? Help the wise treant out by keeping it company and tell your fascinating stories of everyday life under its shady branches.
All it takes to build a simple and cozy place are some wooden pallets, a saw, some nails, and wood glue. You might not even have to paint it because the natural feel adds texture to the natural beauty of its placement.
You might even have the option to construct an additional elevation that would act as a table for food or a reading spot during warm and peaceful afternoons. Throw some pillows for added comfort!
Rev some solar to the power
Solar power has become a trend in renewable energy. Homeowners have attested to the advantages of installing solar panels on their roofs. The key to playful and thrifty innovation is using what available resources are already present and elevating its use into a more directed approach.
Some of these DIY tips may come with a power variable, such as mood lighting and outdoor ventilation like fans. What better way to start that creativity in the yard by considering adding a reusable power source component in the mix? Renewable power technologies have been available to the public for a few decades.
When you make the switch to solar energy, you are reducing your carbon footprint. In a US Energy Information Administration study, the average family home with solar panels uses 8,288 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year. When you make the switch from fossil fuels to solar power, it’s as if you have planted 150 trees every year.
With further advancements, these once very luxurious commodities have become cheap but efficient. A great source of power for our outdoor devices would be the sun. Solar companies could prove to be a good investment in keeping the monthly electric bills down. Several providers might be in your local listings right now.
Assemble some pebbles
The beauty of nature often comes with intricate and elaborate patterns. Don’t worry about your DIY creative juices. Though some of those awe-inspiring artworks are beyond us, there is still a lot we can learn and mimic from mother nature. Take path paving, for instance.
Creating a stone path with the use of loose gravel, stones, and pebbles lying around may as well be a simple game of Tetris. There is always an element of mix and match, but isn’t nature also about being random? You can add materials like bricks and mulch if you want to incorporate little bushes along the trail. When it’s done, it will become wonderful eye candy for welcoming guests into your humble abode or act as a trail towards a reprieve spot in your back yard.
Invigorate your walls
A sturdy fence is one way to keep things in place, but a colorful divider brings together all the elements of your home into one. Elevate your backyard garden with some creative caricatures and murals. Make empty and negative space already available with those collected pieces of wood and turn them into works of art that complement your living space.
You can paint flowers, patterns, or typography—the choices are just expansive! Don’t have the knack for it? Invite your friends, neighbors, grandchildren for some weekend snack, and ask them to participate in some doodle in your fence afterward. You will be amazed by how the collective efforts of different hands would actually look terrific.