Some magazine pictures of backyard makeovers look like resort getaways. Our backyard definitely needs a makeover after this extreme Texas heat! It would look great with some potted flowering plants (pots are easier to keep hydrated) and maybe new deck furniture. Maybe something to make it a little special would be nice.
It is not uncommon for backyards to have a little creek or maybe a low place in them. I’ve seen people put cedar bridges in their yards for something like that. In fact, my aunt and uncle had a small bridge in their backyard which was very charming.
I think it helps to have trees, and an adequate amount helps to make it seem more like a park. If trees are lacking, they can always be planted. The more greenery and foliage, the better. That makes for a park-like atmosphere which is very relaxing!