There are many features you can incorporate into your backyard that will create a private haven of peace and relaxation for you and your family to enjoy.
Create a paved walkway around your backyard that meanders through different scenic areas. You can use pavers, stepping stones or gravel and woodchips to compose a beautiful path that leads to various blooms and scents you can delight in as you walk around.
Design a seating area around an arbor or pergola to provide a wonderful ambience and space which offers natural shade. Choose natural materials such as cedar which is rot-resistant and long-lasting, while providing a wonderful natural scent.
Building expert Mark Clement suggested that Western Red Cedar is an excellent choice for backyard seating areas as the wood is environmentally friendly and ages beautifully. When included alongside an arbor or pergola, it creates a stylish look to the space, he said.