Three Things Every Outdoor Space Needs

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When thinking about the kinds of things that they can do with the design of their homes, lots of people have a tendency to focus purely on the interiors. And this makes a certain amount of sense. After all, you spend most of your time inside your house, and if you’re going to spend a long time somewhere, then you want it to be the most comfortable and pleasant space possible. The only issue is when this focus on the interiors comes at the cost of the outdoor spaces. Sure, you’re not going to spending nearly as much time in your backyard but it is still part of your home and deserves just as much love and attention. With that in mind, here are three things that every outdoor space needs!

 

 

Three Things Every Outdoor Space Needs

 

 

Color

 

When you think of a backyard, the first color that jumps to mind is almost certainly going to be green. After all, the largest part of any garden is usually the lawn. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t need other bursts of color throughout the space.

 

Whether it’s dedicated flowerbeds or a border of flowers around the lawn, it’s always a good idea to give the place a little bit of extra visual interest. You don’t even have to be especially neat about it. Just throw some seeds around in the soil and let things grow up naturally if you’re not that concerned about everything being as neat and precise as possible.

 

outdoor space-color

 

 

Shade

 

Having somewhere in your backyard where you can relax in the shade is one of the best ways to turn it into the kind of space that you actually want to use. Sure, sunbathing is great, but sometimes you want to spend time outside without having to wind up with a serious sunburn.

 

Planting things like sweet acacia trees are perfect for not only creating shady spots in your garden but adding even more visual interest to with their size. The other great thing about planting trees that they don’t usually need that much care and attention outside of occasional watering and pruning.   

 

outdoor space-trees

 

 

Space

 

Now, you might not want the neatest backyard in the world, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to be able to put up with spending all of your time wading through overgrown weeds and grass. Make sure that you keep at least a few of the spaces in your garden as clear as possible so that you don’t end up with a lovely garden with nowhere to actually sit and enjoy it!

 

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One of the most common reasons why people tend to focus on the interiors is that they’re easier to decorate than the outdoor space. Once you’ve painted a wall, you can be pretty sure it’s going to stay painted, whereas watering your flowers just means that you need to come out and water them again the next day, and the next, and the next. However, if you take the time to do those things, you’ll quickly start to reach the point where it no longer really feels like work, and it becomes just another part of your routine.

 

Setting up an outdoor space is easy on your homestead if you do these three things.

 

Do you have other ways to make your outdoor space more inviting? Please share them in the comments below.

 

 

 

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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