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Focus Your Backyard Living on a Luscious Backyard Lawn

by Karin Mangan, All About Lawns Columnist

A well-kept lawn can be the centerpiece of any backyard. Whatever the size and shape of your backyard, a careful design can enhance its appearance, the quality of your leisure time, and the overall appeal of your home to prospective buyers if you should decide to move.

Think of your backyard and your lawn as assets. They are a part of your home so make the most of them. A backyard shouldn't just be something to enjoy in summer. With a small investment of time and money, backyard living can become part of your life all year round, and you can reap the rewards in the shape of improved quality of life at home, enhanced leisure time, and a more valuable property.

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Backyard Living: Planning

Backyard living can be easily achieved with careful planning centered on a well-maintained lawn. Perennials come to mind when planning an all-year garden. There are many trees and shrubs that provide color and greenery throughout the year. These can be positioned in beds and containers to enhance the appeal of your backyard living space. Don't forget that the most effective perennial to enhance your backyard living space is your lawn grass. You can create an attractive backyard living space by simply laying a green, healthy lawn and creating a range of living spaces around it.

An outdoor kitchen and eating area is perfect for warm summers: a hot-tub or jacuzzi can be enjoyed all year round if located in a covered gazebo. A summer house needn't be large and can provide a private retreat in which to relax and make the most of backyard living.



About the Author
Karin has worked as a writer and researcher for the past 10 years, writing on a variety of subjects. She has a research-based PhD in English studies and is engaged in an ongoing battle to tame her backyard.

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