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Green Homeowner’s Guide to Creating the Ultimate Summer Backyard

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There are many things that eco-friendly homeowners have to take into consideration. You need to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint in every room in your house.

One part of your property that you need to make eco-friendly is your backyard. When you are designing your summer backyard, you need to think of ways to do so without leaving an unnecessary carbon footprint.

Creating a Great Summer Backyard for Your Eco-Friendly Home

As summer approaches, homeowners are all excited to see friends and family. One of the best places to enjoy company is the backyard. But if you have a party or a few friends over, you want to have a place to hang out and enjoy the sunshine. With so many ways to augment your backyard, you can create your own personal haven to enjoy yourself and your company. Here are some ways to create the ultimate backyard for summers.

The good news is that you can create a summer backyard without compromising your goals as a sustainable homeowner. We already talked about some eco-friendly lawn maintenance tips that you can follow, but there are some other ideas for green homeowners too.

Here are some backyard design tips for green property owners.

Install an Outdoor Kitchen to Reduce Energy Use

We all know a barbecue is a must have in the backyard, but what about a full outdoor kitchen? Installing a kitchen in your backyard will make cooking fun again. You will be outside, in the fresh air, where you can talk to your friends while they sit and take in the sun. L shaped outdoor kitchens are a great way to put in the equipment that you need without taking up too much space. These kitchens provide a place to cook food outside without using the whole backyard to do it. With a barbecue, a stove, and even a refrigerator, you can cook high-class meals outdoors.

If you rely heavily on your barbecue, then you can lower your carbon footprint by using less electricity. You can also heat more efficiently outdoors in the summer, because it will be warmer and you won’t need to use as much energy to get the temperature up.

Energy Efficient Pool & Jacuzzi

Of course, we all want a pool and a hot tub in our backyards. It isn’t only an amazing place to relax, you will be able to invite your friends and family over to enjoy it. Your house will become the spot that everyone wants to come to for a party or a barbecue. During the day, you can cool off and exercise in the pool and at night you can relax in the hot tub. There’s no going wrong with a pool and a spa. If you can only fit one, choosing between the two will come down to what you value. But if you can install both a pool and a spa in your backyard, it’s also a great investment.

However, it is a good idea to make sure that your pool and jacuzzi are as energy efficient as possible. This will help you lower your carbon footprint.

String Up a Hammock

Stringing up a hammock is a simple way to make your backyard more enjoyable. It is also one of the most eco-friendly ways to enjoy the summer!

It’s easy to put and relatively inexpensive. A hammock is a great place to drink some coffee, read a book, or take a nap. Not only is a hammock a perfect piece for your backyard, just about everyone who comes over will want to get into it. You won’t regret buying a hammock, even if you don’t use it as much as you should.

Build a Gazebo with Renewable Materials

If you have enough space in your backyard, a pergola or a gazebo will provide the shade and peaceful serenity that you want when you have people over or simply want to read a book under it. They can go with the landscape of your yard. It’s a great way to provide shade when it’s very hot and sunny. While a gazebo will take up a lot of space, they provide a great place to relax and find peace in the heat. Summer gets really warm, a gazebo will keep you away from the sun.

One of the good things about gazebos is that they can be built out of sustainable materials, such as wood and stone. This is preferable to using a metallic or plastic one that is bad for the environment.

Put in a Fireplace

Who doesn’t like roasting marshmallows over the fire? A fireplace is a great option for a home backyard. It is low maintenance and enjoyable. You will be able to have friends over for a chat, a story, and a song around the fire. Having a fire pit comes in handy. Sitting outside during the nighttime and enjoying a fire is one of the many pleasures of life. Whatever else you put into your backyard, a fireplace is a great addition that will make everyone happy.

Whoever you are and whatever your family is into, creating a safe haven in your backyard never disappoints. During the summer you will be able to enjoy the outside while indulging in some relaxation and leisure. Not only will you be able to take it easy, all of your friends will want to come over and go in the pool, use your barbecue, and relax around the fire or in a hammock. What are you waiting for? It’s time to create the backyard of your dreams. These are just some of the options for decking out your yard and making it the place everyone wants to hang out at. You’ll have your own little spot of paradise to disconnect and find a pure sense of relaxation.

Make an Eco-Friendly Backyard for the Summer!

There are a lot of great things that you can do to enjoy the summer without harming the environment. These backyard design tips will help you do this without leaving a higher carbon footprint.

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