So you’re living in the city and you’re lucky enough to have a small backyard, and by small I mean not big enough for a pool or something cool like that, so what do you do?
But what if you’re a vegan with a brown thumb? What’s left?
For me, I decided on a Gazebo. Why a gazebo you’re probably asking?
There are a few reasons…
First, I wanted to do something with the backyard so that it looked “finished” and well kept.
BUT I didn’t want to mow any grass, weed any gardens or install any little Koi fish ponds to breed mosquitoes.
I wanted something that was maintenance free, something I would actually use for homestyle living outdoors, and something that maybe could even “WOW” my family and friends when they visited.
A gazebo checked all of those boxes and a few more.
In fact, once it was done all I did was add a few potted plants (no weeding!) around it to give it a greener feel to the space and I had a really nice looking backyard that didn’t need any maintenance at all.
Oh, I added brick to the entire space as well so I didn’t need to cut any grass or add artificial turf. My home is a turn of the century brick house, so it matched everything perfectly.
And although I built my own gazebo, or I had it built by some skilled carpenters, I did find a few kits that would have been almost as nice on the internet here at https://windproofgazebos.com.
The kits would have probably saved me a nice chunk of change and some time as well. But I wanted a few adjustments and wasn’t sure if a kit would have worked as well as I wanted it to.
But either way, I got a really nice looking backyard now that I don’t have to worry about maintaining any longer, and I am really using it!
I’m so enjoying my morning coffee sitting outside in my garden gazebo. My backyard is walled, so it isn’t quite as noisy as being on the front porch.
I am also thinking if I do add a few more plants, that they may help to deaden the sound even more.
I’ll have to see. Like I said, I don’t want to go too crazy with plants since they will need to be watered and trimmed and that can easily become a chore, grrrrr.
But I will probably add one of those “woven fences” that are made of wood so that I can add some ivy to them. With the wood and brick house I think they’d look amazing. And the ivy is pretty maintenance free, so no worries there. Plus I think it’ll help separate my neighbors and as an additional bonus, even more noise from my home.
So my advise is simple. If you’re looking for a great no-maintenance option for a small backyard, especially the tiny ones we have in the city, then a gazebo with a brick patio may be the perfect option.
It looks great, is functional and I don’t need to do much at all to enjoy it.