Looking to book a family vacation this summer? With a fresh landscape design on your residential property, the ultimate vacation destination may be closer to home than you think.
Consider planning a relaxing and fun family “staycation” this year with these residential landscape ideas.
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Morning: Plan for Meals Outdoors
The two greatest joys of outdoor living are the fresh air and scenery — Luckily, an outdoor kitchen provides both.
Prepare coffee, steak, and eggs from your patio kitchen as the sun comes up.
Then, sit down to family breakfast in your outdoor dining area with views of nature and fresh air.
Early Afternoon: : Be Ready to Bond Through Family Fun
The daytime is all about family adventures and connection — take advantage of the soft grass with a family game of volleyball or soccer. Then, instead of heading to a crowded lake, cool off in your swimming pool.
When the weather is warm, move the game to your family’s private pool. You’ll appreciate the lack of a crowd as your family enjoys a friendly game of Marco Pollo.
Take full advantage of the freshly cut grass with family games like Frisbee, bocce ball, or bean bag toss.
Late Afternoon: Carve Out a Place for Much Needed Alone Time
Family time is wonderful — but, everyone needs some quiet time, especially while on vacation. These home landscape ideas offer a natural place to unwind.
Sit by your pond and watch coy swimming beneath the waterfall. The sound of trickling water can do wonders in drowning out the noise of the city.
Bird Baths and Feeders
Enjoy watching the birds bathe under the flowing water of your stone birdbath as you sit on a bench and read from your (current) favorite book.
Shelters and Gazebos
Read, swing, or escape the sun under your property’s shelter of choice. Covered areas like gazebos, trees, and roofed swings offer a sense of privacy in an otherwise open yard.
Places to Nap
Relax to the sounds of birds chattering as you gently sway under the sun in your hammock. Napping outdoors is a truly enjoyable experience in the summertime.
Evening: Plan to Connect With Your Family — And Stay Warm, Too
When the sun goes down and the air starts to chill, you’ll find new ways to reconnect with your family while staying warm. Perhaps you’ll roast marshmallows over your fire pit. Or maybe you’ll share ghost stories, faces illuminated for dramatic effect under the fireplace.
Nights on the Patio
Read books, tell stories, and keep warm on your patio under the glow of your outdoor fireplace. When the kids go to bed, you’ll find this the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and plate of cheese.
Roast hotdogs and marshmallows on sticks by the fire pit. You don’t have to take a family camping trip to enjoy the outdoors at night.
After a long day of outdoor activities, let the soothing bubbles of your hot tub surround you and relax your muscles.
How to Get the Most Vacation Space from Your Property
Getting the biggest value from your property comes down to prioritizing your goals and installing landscape features strategically.
Work with a professional landscape company to design and build your landscape. A professional landscaper will work with you to prioritize your goals and make your family’s dream landscape a reality.