5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

Posted on 13 April, 2017 in Dry Season, Landscaping, Outdoor Living 5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

Although warmer than usual for this time of year, we're in the middle of the dry season and it is likely that you and your family will want to spend more time in your backyard. From children's play dates to barbecues with all your friends, you'll want your yard to look its best. Read on for our tips for creating an outdoor space that is as inviting as it is beautiful.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

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Install an Outdoor Shower

Nothing says luxury quite like taking a shower under a bright blue sky. Giving your yard that Fiji vibe doesn't have to be nearly as expensive as you might think. All it takes is a few metres of fencing and access to a water source. If you are handy around the house, this could be a fun DIY project that you could complete this weekend! If you're looking to give off a glamourous vibe, a professional outdoor expert can really take it to the next level.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

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Use Synthetic Turf Around Your Pool

Although synthetic grass gets a bit of a bad rap from gardening purists, it can be a convenient option, particularly in the pool area. One of the main issues with traditional grass patio landscaping is the unsightly discolouration that results from chlorine contamination from the pool water splashing out. Artificial grass is immune to this problem, so it stays looking great throughout the year. High-quality synthetic grass even looks and feels like the real thing, but without the hassle of maintenance.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

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Play Around with Different Paving Options

The way you pave your yard can have a major impact on its overall vibe. Perhaps you are after a sleek, minimalistic design, or maybe your taste leans more towards a tropical resort. Whichever you prefer, you can find pavers to suit your desired style. If you're into a more eclectic look, you can experiment with different types of pavers in different areas of your outdoor space for a more dynamic feel. Switch it up and see what works best for you.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

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Create Space with Retaining Walls

Over time, it can seem like your backyard landscaping is encroaching on your personal space. Hold it back with a few strategically placed retaining walls. Not only will this free up more space for you and your family to enjoy, but it will also have the added bonus of keeping the plants behind it close together for a lusher look. Here at Hardy Landscaping, we completed a project just like this at a client's private home in Darwin.

5 Unique Ideas for Your Home's Outdoor Area

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Install Mood Lighting for Instant Impact

What good is all this work you put into your backyard landscaping if no one can see it? Put in lighting throughout your outdoor space to highlight areas of interest and create a welcoming ambiance. Be sure not to go overboard, though; less is more! Stay away from ultra-bright flood lights, opting instead for uplighting on plants and soft lighting on pathways to enhance safety and guide guests throughout your yard. Stick with lighting in natural colours to keep the look soft and inviting.

Trust the Experts at Hardy Landscaping

Hardy Landscaping is proud to offer our innovative outdoor patio solutions to customers throughout Darwin, Palmerston, and the surrounding rural areas. In addition to our landscaping and backyard design services, we also provide irrigation and playground installation services for the complete backyard package. To learn more about our services and to schedule your free consultation with one of our backyard specialists, give us a call at 0408 083 383 or message us. We look forward to helping you create the backyard of your dreams.

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