Concrete creativity with a patio, the foundation of your escape plan!
With a little thought, there are inexpensive and unique ways to create a private oasis in your backyard; to become an inviting space you will never want to leave.
First, Sensible Concrete suggests launching your creativity with a patio, the foundation of your escape plan! If you don’t have a patio, Sensible Concrete, the best residential concrete company in East Tennessee, can remedy that! Patios today don’t have to be a cold, gray surface that just sits there. They can be poured into decorative designs or patterns, and in just about any color! Now, let’s start putting together that oasis!
Containers with greenery and color make any outdoor space, literally, come alive! Choose unique designs and a color scheme that you find joy in! Then, fill the containers with perennials! Perennials come back year after year, saving you money and time each year. Cultivate native plants that are not labor intensive to keep alive, but thrive in East Tennessee.
Baby, it gets HOT in the summer! Everyone enjoys a refreshing spot of cooling shade, not to mention protection from the harsh UV rays from our summer sunshine. Add a colorful, oversized umbrella over your sitting area, or a pergola. Consider having your patio poured near a shade tree, or consider adding a shade tree next to your patio, that will refresh you for years to come.
Of course, you want something to sit back and relax on while enjoying your backyard. There are hundreds of designs, base materials, and colors of patio furniture that will brighten up your backyard space; pick ones that appeal to the inner you! Iron lasts longer than most materials, but wood may fit the rugged, outdoor feel you are aiming for. If possible, purchase these items, or add to what you already have, at the end of summer, when prices are lowest. If you want them to last a long time, check out the material; you want it to be water and UV resistant. If you have trees, consider hanging a hammock between two of them for that Sunday afternoon nap!.
Nothing makes a backyard feel more inviting and magical than outdoor lighting! I bet you can already see it now in your mind’s eye: strings of white or colored lights giving off a soft glow in the evening, tiki torches, lanterns, or strategically placed solar lights set around the patio and/or yard. And with the long-lasting LED lights out now, you can save money on your electric bill, and relax even more!