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How to Spruce Up a Small Backyard

Cushioned patio furniture and potted plants sit on a modern wooden patio.

Your small backyard can easily have great and beautiful landscaping if you get a little creative! With little or no attention, it may not be ideal for relaxation. A little effort can expand your space to be a warming and conducive environment.

Here are a few ways you can spruce up your backyard.

Get New Flowerpots

Generic flowerpots may not bring the taste you are looking for. So, why not go for super attractive designer flowerpots? This addition to your backyard would surely improve its look while complementing your flowers decently and neatly dressed.

Illuminate Tracks with Light

Lighten up the backyard so that you and everyone can find their way in the dark. The lights glow in a way that beautifies your backyard. Pro Tip: Ensure these lights follow the curves of the paths.

Build a Retractable Awning

If you are often rebuffed by the sun, it shouldn’t be a bad idea to make a retractable awning. This should at least provide a shed against the sun rays while you sit to enjoy the comfort of your backyard.

Prune Your Trees

Overgrown trees would make your backyard messy. When landscaping, get them pruned to give your backyard a facelift. Pruning should not be done in a way that makes the trees die off. It may be time to hire professionals to help you prune these trees.

Install a Water Feature

If you love nature and waterfalls, don’t you think you’ll enjoy your time if your backyard has a fountain? A water fountain has this captivating sound and is a beautiful addition to your Edmonton backyard. 


Earth & Turf has been in the landscaping business for years and has helped dozens of customers with their residential landscaping needs. Whether you need hardscape or softscape features, we can help! Please contact us today to learn more.