Tips to Create the picnic perfect area in your own backyard

From on May 12, 2008 in Landscaping

Backyard picnicA warm summer day, a picnic basket filled with your family’s favorites, and a blanket spread in the shade beside a gurgling spring. Can you think of a more peaceful and relaxing way to spend your summer days? With the rising cost of gas, why not turn your own backyard into the perfect picnic spot?

The first step is to create just the right spot. Running water is so peaceful, and building a small stream or other water feature is a beautiful addition to any yard.

The next component to a good picnic is shade. If you don’t already have natural trees to benefit from, invest in as large of a tree as you can find. Even the largest trees will still take some time to get established, so you may want to consider building a small gazebo, awning, or other protection.

A lush lawn is another must for a park-like setting. The quick installation of an irrigation system and sod will instantly create a clean setting.

The finishing touch is comfortable furniture or a picnic table. Since it is your own, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after the last people!

The best part about having your own backyard get-away is that you can access it at anytime. By the time you pack the car, load the kids, and drive to your destination, you’re already tired and half of your day is gone. Why not include the whole family in the fun project of designing your ultimate backyard paradise? Make your plan, then request free estimates from professional landscapers and get your project started as soon as possible.