There is no better way to make the best of the Nebraska summer than with a flexible landscape design that allows you to have fun, cool off, catch a tan or just relax. Since spending more time outdoors is everyone’s summer dream, wake up your inner child and finally actualize the backyard plan you have been contemplating. Here are some interesting and creative ideas to inspire you:
Play Areas for Backyard Games
It doesn’t take much to build your own private play area with Unilock pavers. Place a court in the shadiest part of your backyard and enjoy basketball, tennis or badminton. If you are dealing with a small yard, you can easily incorporate a hoop in your driveway or your patio area. Double the fun and place a basketball hoop above your pool, and you will be laying the foundation for a healthy outdoor summer lifestyle for your family. Because of its non-slip surface, suitable for patios, pool decks, and driveways, Umbriano is the ideal paver for game areas. This paver will beautify the outdoor area with its natural granite appearance and unique mottled surface. To add borders and mark the key points of the court, your landscape contractor can use an accent paver. Select the neutral Winter Marvel Umbriano color option and accent it with Midnight Sky, for example.
Refresh the Space with a Water Feature
Add a tranquil pond or a simple fountain to create calming sounds of falling water that will encourage you and your family to venture into the yard every day. A pool can be complemented by an integrated water feature that serves the double purpose of adding ambience to your yard and keeping your pool aerated. Rivercrest Wall can be used for building a tall retaining wall that will serve as a housing structure for the waterfall feature. This wall unit comes in two neutral shades, Buff and Coastal Slate. Rivercrest Wall offers the natural look and feel of flagstone, and perfectly recreates the textured look of rustic stacked stone walls. Match the retaining wall to your patio, or vise versa, with stunning Richcliff pavers for your pool deck. These pavers are part of the EnduraColor Plus line and are manufactured using proprietary Unilock technologies that ensure strong, slip-resistant, stain-resistant, and beautifully crafted pavers.
Install a Fire Pit
Fire features can be put to good use during hot summer days and nights, as well cooler evenings. Gather your family and friends and host a s’mores evening around the fire pit, or just relax in comfort and enjoy the soothing, crackling sounds of fire. Unilock provides the option of easy-to-install fire pit kits, such as the Rivercrest Firepit Kit or the Sunset Firepit Kit, that can instantly add warmth and character to your backyard. The design of the fire pit can also be customized to match the existing style of your patio with the variety of wall unit options available from Unilock. For a more elaborate project, consider incorporating seating walls surrounding your fire pit to ensure ample seating for all of your guests.