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There is a lot of amazing things that you could do to transform your back yard from a boring and bare concrete slab or a grass filled lawn to a wonderful decorative space for your home and bring your ideas to life; all you need is a bit of creativity.

More people are discovering the joy of outdoor living and are finding that they could transform the exterior of their houses into wonderful spaces for entertainment and relaxation. Here is a list of fun and creative things that you could do with your back yard or patio space.



Adding a garden pond is a great way to bring a natural feel to your back yard. Apart from being soothing and relaxing, the pond also attracts wildlife, and birds will naturally find a home around the cool surroundings. There is a variety of choices to choose from in terms of design and size. Adding water lilies, decorative stones and faux rocks will add to its beauty. Water ponds with fish are also an excellent touch to bring a natural feel to your back yard.


A gazebo is a wonderful structure for any deck, yard or patio. Whether enclosed, open-air or screened in, a gazebo will add a touch of elegance and charm to your back yard. And besides, you will have a wonderful and charming place to entertain where your guests can feel at home.


A backyard playground is truly an excellent way for the kids to have wholesome fun without ever having to leave the house. Customizing a playground to suit your kids needs is not difficult; the toys must of course be age-appropriate and safety should factor majorly on the pieces selected. Slides, swings or jungle gyms are great additions for your kids to have fun with.

The Hammock.

This is a wonderful addition to your front or back yard and is great for relaxing. Before installing a hammock, ensure that the wall and the post you want to hang it on are sturdy enough to handle the weight. Choosing bright coloured material for your hammock will serve to brighten up the space.

A porch swing.

That extra space on your front porch would do wonderfully with a nice swing. Add a small table to hold beverages and things and put lots of colourful pillows on the swing to transform your porch to a comfortable haven.

The quiet back yard.

Create a quiet sitting or reading area by placing a bench and a table under a big shady tree.

A small kitchen garden.

Having a small kitchen garden is a great way to make use of extra space, sharpen your gardening skills and get fresh veggies right from your own back yard.

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