Did you know that 63% of Canadians only spend 2 hours or less outside each week? And a shocking 18% spend more than 4 hours outside. There’s no denying the health benefits, so now is the perfect time to hang out in your own great outdoors: the backyard.
Think of your backyard as an extension of your home–a place to eat, to play, and to socialize in the fresh air. More than ever, it’s important to utilize outdoor space for everyday life. And with so many incredible trends for landscaping Kelowna backyards, you can really have fun personalizing yours.
Is there anything cozier than sitting around a fire under the stars? It’s such a great way to unwind and connect with friends and family. Since al fresco gatherings have become popular lately, it’s the perfect time to try to incorporate one into your backyard.
Those looking for a nostalgia-inspired campfire might prefer a wood-fueled pit. It’s easy to take a walk down memory lane while sitting around a roaring fire with s’mores or other treats. They’re an economical choice for those on a budget, are easy to install, and have the added bonus of being able to cook over them, too.
If you’d rather not deal with wood and clean-up associated with a wood pit, a gas fire pit might be a better option. While it does require a supply of propane, it’s easier to operate and maintain. Gas fire pits are also less irritating than fire pits to those who have allergies and asthma.
Remember, no matter which kind of fire pit you choose, be sure to find out if you need a burn permit in your area to use one.
Ready to shine a spotlight on the natural beauty of your yard? Or maybe you would like to hang out in your backyard long after the sun has set. Outdoor lighting can do both by complementing the existing landscaping, and extending your time outdoors, while also adding value to your home.
Pendant lights, bistro lights, and even umbrella lights can add design flair and create an outdoor space that is as inviting as those indoors. But many homeowners overlook how lights can increase the safety and security of the property. Adding footlights, motion lights, and floodlights can provide not only improved visibility but also peace of mind.
Whatever outdoor lights that you choose, it’s always recommended to hire a professional landscaper when dealing with electricity.
For golf enthusiasts, there’s no better way to bring the game home than to install a backyard putting green. Get your golf on any time you like, with no travel, fees, or other associated costs that come with going to a course.
If you are tired of constant lawn care, a synthetic putting green is incredibly low-maintenance and easy to clean. But if you prefer being able to move the holes around, you might want to consider a real turf course. While it requires a bit more upkeep, it offers flexibility if you like to switch up your game.
You can get creative and make your design dreams a reality by including sandpits, water features, and other cool flourishes for your course.
Timeless and classic, stone-work is one of the latest landscape design trends that never go out of fashion. Stone is more durable than concrete, which tends to crack, sink, and stain more easily. It’s a solid investment in more ways than one.
Stonework patios can be personalized in many ways, starting with the type of stone used. Your choice of patterns like square, chevron, or random cut can add to the character of the design. Additional items like stone treads, steps, and coping can finish the look, especially when paired with water features.
A final note on stone safety: consider the surface of the stone you choose and make sure the texture is appropriate for the weather in your location.
Put some wow in your backyard with a water feature. Water is the ultimate in ambiance, inspiring calm and well being. No matter what your yard size, there are options to fit your property.
If you enjoy the sound of water, a fountain might be the right choice for you. The sky is the limit for vessel types, from barrels to birdbaths and everything in between. There are even small table-top fountains for those with limited space.
Need serenity, right now? Opt for a backyard pond. You can go big with one large enough for a bridge, or stay small with a dainty, lily, and fish-filled oasis.
Pondless waterfalls not only bring calm to any backyard, but they also provide water for wildlife and help support a healthy ecosystem. Since they utilize recirculating water, you won’t have the usual troubles with a traditional waterfall/pond combo. It’s easy to have an energy-efficient and low-maintenance feature installed.
And did you know there’s an app for that? Yes, water features can be controlled by your smartphone. You can program and monitor your water usage online–and many will sync with your lighting, too.
There are endless possibilities to build a truly unique design that allows you to spend time in your backyard both day and night. You can even combine landscaping trends for maximum impacts like lighting, stone-work patios, and water features.
Finding the best and stylish solutions for your space is easier than you think. Contact Us to get started on your own landscaping Kelowna backyard project!