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Your backyard sees a lot of traffic whether it’s playing in the snow making snowmen and snow angels or soaking up the sun during the summer months. Your backyard doesn’t have to be put to rest during the cold, frigid winter months. You can design your backyard with accents and masterpieces that can be used all year long no matter the weather. Here are a few ideas you can use to spice up your backyard and change it all year long.

Our Top Tips to Spice Up Your Backyard

DIY Deck and Patio

The first obvious addition to any yard would be a deck or patio. Now, we know this can be expensive and not realistic for some people. However, you can build a deck yourself! You can get the materials for a deck for an affordable price if you take the time to shop around and compare pricing. The labor is what makes a deck the most expensive so by cutting that cost out you instantly save money. Get a few friends and family members together and as a team build a deck for your backyard.


Once you have a deck or patio built, you can spice it up with some outdoor décor such as an outdoor rug, patio set, umbrella, tiki torches, and flower pots. Now in the winter, things like tiki torches and flowers won’t be useful so replace them with twinkly lights and mini Christmas trees.

Make Use of That Big Tree

A lot of backyards have trees that are right in the middle of your space or act as a barrier on the outskirts of your yard. Build a bench around the trunk of the tree to be a place where you can sit and watch the kids run through the sprinklers and add a fire pit in front of it during the cold to make some smores. If a big tree is going to take up space, you might as well implement it into your design.

Build a Pergola

A pergola is a great addition to any yard to provide shade when it’s sunny out. You can add roofing to it to protect your seating area from snow as well as additional lights to make it cozy in the night. A pergola can be useful no matter what time of year it is.

Buy A Water Feature

Now, this design addition is the only one that you can’t use year-round or else the water will freeze. Although it is a perfect addition to your backyard oasis during the warm summer months, it can be as big or as small as you want. We promise the sound of the water with a cold drink in your hand will be so relaxing.

Of course, these are just a few of the hundreds of ideas out there to add some design to your backyard. Use your imagination and create some artwork or DIY projects that you think would be perfect for your outdoor space. Your backyard is your hideaway- create an oasis for the summer and a winter wonderland for the fall and winter.