Firstly I had to get some artificial grass. Any form of greenery was welcome and while our backyard wasn’t large, at 150sq.m. I knew I could do a lot with it. So I had the artificial grass fitted in and seamed in. The contractors did such a wonderful job that you would never know that the grass was stapled on! Where I live, there isn’t a lot of water available this is why I opted for artificial grass, otherwise if I could grow my own lawn I certainly would have.
Built-in Floating Deck
This floating deck is everything and more of what I have ever imagined an outdoor dining area to be. Firstly, I love Mexican inspired outdoor areas so I opted for chutney brown wood and complementary furniture. The deck is solid and will be able to weather the harsh elements. We also added an umbrella to shield from the hot sun when we do decide to have outdoor lunches. The furniture is cushioned which makes it super comfortable to sit on and ideal for relaxing after a good hearty meal.
Cold nights are the perfect time to sit around the fit pit that I was able to add. Unlike other fire pits which are constructed with brick and mortar, ours was a replica of a brick and mortar that we were able to purchase from our local home depot at a giveaway price. Furthermore, our fire pit doesn’t rely on the use of firewood. We opted to include a propane tank to fuel the fire. While I’m not big on propane, I think it’s better than burning wood. I’m big on going green.
Around the fire pit, I was able to have a custom-built seating area constructed as the fire pit is in a corner. The benches which were constructed are great because they have the house walls as supports. To make the hard benches softer all I added were scatter pillows to complete the over-all look.
In a nutshell, everything that I was able to add to the backyard will need little to no maintenance at all. I hope these low-cost backyard ideas have given you some ideas for your own backyard.