Many backyards have a similar nemesis: they are not sustainable enough. One way to fix this is to get a green upgrade; that is to better understand your backyard and what you can do in order to make it greener. However, making your backyard more Eco-friendly will require some effort and time, but in the end it will be worth all the trouble.
Another good reason to go Eco on your backyard is that if you wish to utilize the full potential a backyard can offer, you will need to know what goes where and how.
Planting a strategy
The first thing you must do is to research which kind of plants you can use in your backyard, because there is no reason to plant exotic plants unless you can fully take care of them; and that will cost you, so you have to take that into account as well. On the other hand, if you plant plants strategically, grouping similar water needs will help you with backyard maintenance and if done properly, you will have little patches with beautiful, elegant, fragrant decorations that which is sure to brighten up any backyard.
Moreover, it is good to complement plants with landscaping as well, you will be helping the natural landscape of your region, and not only will you create decorative backyards, you will be helping the local Eco wildlife as well, you will provide them with shelter and food.
One good reason to plant lots of trees is to create shade for long hot summer days, or if you want to just decorate your backyard to look nice, you can always opt for shade shelters to help you cool off during hot days, and to keep your plants from burning up.
Recycle your backyard
Not only is it cheaper to get yard sale items, you will also recycle furniture or other items that people do not use anymore, and it might be what your backyard needs to look its best. Furthermore, landscaping with recycled materials will give a unique and feel to your backyard and you are also doing your part in not leaving a bigger carbon footprint.
Let there be fire
Fire pits are always a cool thing to have in your backyard, as it will provide many evenings with friends over a nice toasty fire to spend the evening. However, people mostly use wood and non-sustainable materials to feed the fire. If you already have a fire pit built and do not wish to change it, it is possible to find different types of fuel to feed your fire, Eco-friendly alternatives which are made from renewable resources. You can enjoy your fire, and still be green about it.
If you wish to make a fire pit, then investing into natural gas pits might be the best solution, as they will offer cozy fires without harming the environment with smoke.
Take a dip in the pool
Taking care of a pool might be hard, but it does have its benefits; a pool will be most rewarding during summer. However, maintaining one can be expensive and hard, but if you use sustainable materials when setting up your pool, and have regular plumber visits and maintenance, then you might save a bit on your water and pool maintaining bills.
Remember to also use natural solutions instead of chemicals to maintain your pool, also installing energy and water saving accessories can go a long way in being eco-friendly.