If you find that no one wants to spend time in your backyard, there are some simple changes you can make. To create a fun backyard that everyone wants to be in, you have to create moments of purpose in your yard. Below are some tips for any size backyard, any size family, and any size budget.
Looking at the size of your yard and your personal style, choose a canopy that will cover a lot of ground without blocking a lot of light. If you have a small backyard you can simply use a suspended tarp. If you have a large backyard you could install a large pergola canopy. In addition to the size of the canopy, there are also many shapes available. Canopies should be placed over walkways, cement slabs, or outdoor tables. Do not place your canopy over a firepit. This creates a fire hazard and blocks smoke from escaping.
Having a dedicated seating area is essential for a backyard. Many backyards are not properly sectioned out. In this way, you might go outside and be confused about where to sit and where to play games. Create a dedicated seating area by choosing several chairs, an outdoor table, or stools and place them close together. Placing them under the canopy will help create an obvious place to rest.
An easy way to get people to spend time outside is by making an outdoor gaming space. Outdoor games such as cornhole, horseshoes, or darts are easy, fun, and do not require a lot of people to play. There are thousands of different games to choose from so it is easy to find the perfect game for your family.
If you have a tight budget, start by adding a game and a few chairs to your backyard. The important part is to get outside, enjoy the sun, and have fun.