Your backyard should be a place for relaxing, unwinding and enjoying time with loved ones. Adding a few special features can make your backyard even more inviting and special. You don't always have to spend a lot of money to achieve this. With a bit of careful thought, planning and manual labor you can add these 3 inexpensive features to your backyard.
Plants offer a great deal of appeal to a backyard. Visually they offer the soothing sights of nature and can be arranged very artistically to give great aesthetic pleasure. They also have the benefit of purifying the surrounding air. Plants don't have to be expensive. Many plants can grow from clippings of other plants that you may be able to glean from acquaintances for free or very little money. These can be planted in the ground or in items you have around the house already like old pallets, wagons or even old rubber boots. A garden is a common backyard feature for good reason.
Many hours can be spent around an outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows, laughing and looking at the stars. After researching your local laws about having a fire pit you can make your own. Start digging once you know all the safety requirements, after the pit is dug out you can use small stones to line the pit which will help with safety and also with water drainage. The stone lining will also help it look more finished and attractive. When that is done you can build up your wall around the pit with reclaimed brick or large rocks until the desired height is reached. You can use mortar to set them, but it is not always necessary. It's quick, easy and budget friendly.
A water feature will finish off the yard nicely. A do-it-yourself water wall is stunning, inexpensive when made out of reclaimed materials and as unique as your imagination. Use the internet for inspiration, or come up with your own design. A water wall that recycles water through it or has the option to shut off will keep your money from all going down the drain.
These great backyard features will delight your friends, family and neighbors, as well as yourself. Each feature can be customized to your own ideas and budget. A calming oasis in your own yard doesn't have to cost a fortune even if it looks like it does.