If you are going to be buying a new home and the house that you have chosen to go with has a bare backyard that makes it easy for you to turn it into whatever type of backyard you want, then you should consider your options. There are so many different ways you can go and the direction you choose depends on the hobbies, interests and lifestyles of your household. However, here are 4 ideas for some of the different directions you can go with regards to the backyard:
Turn the backyard into a desert oasis
If you live in a desert region, or you wish you did, then you can turn your entire backyard into a beautiful desert oasis. Instead of going with grass in this type of backyard, it's best to go with dirt of better yet, nice gravel and stone. You can use a light gray stone to cover the whole yard, then make a river running through it out of darker river stones. You can use red gravel to create circles around cactus that you plant throughout the yard.
Turn your backyard into a barbecue friendly yard
If you like to throw large family barbecues, then you can transform your new backyard into the perfect place to have them. You can have a custom-made barbecue and counterspace grilling area installed. You can also put up patio eating areas with umbrellas in spots where you can eat.
Transform the backyard into the perfect children's playground
You can have lush grass put in the backyard if there isn't already some in place. Then, you can choose a spot for a sandbox. Build a border for the sand box out of 2x4's and fill the box with sand. Choose a spot in the yard for a swing set, a teeter totter and other tide-on toys. You can even have a tether ball poll put up and attach the ropes and tether ball to it. You may even want to pour a square of cement off to the side of the yard where the kids can play hop scotch or draw with sidewalk chalk.
Turn the backyard into a gardener's paradise
If you have been looking forward to gardening then you want to turn your new backyard into a gardeners paradise. Section off enough area where you can have the size of garden you want. Remove the grass and prepare the soil, mixing some bags of soil with the dirt you turn. Put a fence around the garden if you have dogs so they won't get into it. Plant what you want and have a great time tending to the garden regularly. This could be a great option for those who live in 55 communities and want to enjoy some quiet and peaceful time gardening.