How to create a backyard wonderland

Creating A Backyard Wonderland

Creating a backyard wonderland is all about using devices that structure the lawn. Pergolas by Patio Living make the space look classic. A patio makes the lawn look elegant, and the deck makes the lawn look larger than life. Families that include all these elements in a yard are more likely to be pleased with the results.


Any additions made to a lawn are going to increase the value of the house. The homeowner may keep an average home, but an magnificent lawn will make the home much more valuable than it would be otherwise. Prospective buyers will be enchanted by the wonderland that greets them in the backyard.


Pergolas offer a bit of shade in the lawn without functioning like a shed. Members of the family can read, rest and sun on the pergola. Also, the family can grow vines on the pergola or use it as an outdoor meeting space.


Patios are flat spaces that can house tables and chairs for the family. A patio can extend as far into the yard as the family likes, and the furniture on the patio can be in any style the family prefers. Outdoor eating is simple on the patio, and the family can even fit in their grill or smoker.


Decks are a great way to make double use of the space in the lawn. The deck can multiple levels that host a variety of activities. Some families prefer to eat on the top level of the deck while the children play on the lower level of the deck. Also, a deck can frame an outdoor pool at the home. The deck is where all the chairs and shower are located while the pool rests in the center of the spacious deck.

Families that make additions to their deck will find that they are adding more usable space to their home by making additions to the lawn. The pergola is a gorgeous feature that looks like it was imported from ancient Greece. The patio is an simple way to host an outdoor meal, and the deck maximizes the space the family has to work with. Each item increases the value of the home while making it more enjoyable to live in.

41 Replies to “How to create a backyard wonderland”

  1. Putting a deck on my house was the BEST thing we ever did. We spend so much time out there 🙂

  2. I live in an apartment that I rent, but I remember my friend buying hers and using pergola! I have now heard of this 2x so will look into it when we finally buy a place!

  3. We’re luck to have both a deck & patio. on the deck is where we have our table, chairs and umbrella – it’s where we eat meals and hang out. Our patio has a firepit in the middle so we have Adirondack chairs around it – its great to enjoy during he spring and fall/early winter time with a nice fire.

  4. I wish we had a backyard for me to transform. Living in the city has some benefits, but also some downsides.

  5. I LOVE pergolas. I am in the process of buying one now. They add so much character to a backyard.

  6. I can’t wait until we get a new home so we can take the time to create a backyard wonderland. Right now we just dont want to spend the money since we know we are not staying.

  7. We have been talking about building a deck onto the back of our house. Hopefully next year we will be able to get it started!

  8. We are in the process of making our plans for our new land. We moved last summer and are building this winter. I can’t wait to finish my backyard to make it my wonderland.

  9. I am actually sitting in our patio right now. I could spend all morning and evening out here. Light breezes, birds chirping merrily, cool weather…perfect place to blog. 🙂

  10. We just redid our patio, and added a pergola. It really has made our whole home and yard look so much better.

  11. Great tips, thanks for sharing. I live in a duplex so we share our backyard patio with our neighbors… but we have an area that we’d like to make a deck for our own space.

  12. I love the idea of creating a backyard wonderland! Thanks for sharing these great tips!

  13. We have a wonderful screened porch and large deck on the back of the house. They overlook the yard and play area, so we spend a lot of time there.

  14. These are some great ideas! I love our deck – we have one on the front and a little one on the back.

  15. Thanks for the ideas. I wish we had a little more patio space, but for the most part I like our backyard.

  16. I so wish we had the room to have a nice backyard space with a pergola over a green grassy area. Right now we only have a balcony 🙁

  17. We put in a stone patio last year and it’s been awesome. We added a stone fire pit this year and it’s like our own little oasis.

  18. Great post! I love our backyard, and our deck especially! We now have a pool (not a big one, but it works) so really we love ours too!

  19. I’d love to have a multi-layer deck. Or a two-story deck would be awesome, w/sliders coming off the living room (yep, I’ve thought of it tons). 🙂

  20. We are in the process of designing a new deck for our back yard. Our current deck is 8×10 and in rough shape. Going bigger and better!

  21. We are hopefully getting a deck built next summer. We like to hang out at home, so it will be nice to have a deck to do that!

  22. My favorite thing to work on is my yard! I really need to spruce up the deck areas!

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