What better time to begin work in your backyard to primp it for the summer than now? Sure, it may be cold outside, but this is the best time to remodel your yard so it’s ready for a grand unveiling the first day of summer. Although you can’t really change the size or shape of your yard, there are ways to update the “interior” of your outdoor space. One interesting, natural redesign utilizes stone. There are many things that you can do with stone and rock to create a beautiful space that retains a connection to nature,truly emanating the environment it is in. Whether you are looking for places to sit, eat, cook or gaze at, there are many backyard stone work concepts that will create one-of-a-kind pieces.
A simple creation involves space that you already have– the ground. You can extend your livable space from your back door by creating a stone patio. If you’d rather not do that, then you can opt for a smaller section of your yard to be cover in stone to create a seating area. Within these spaces, you can individualize your backyard stone work through mosaics within the ground space. They can be simple patterns or detailed intrinsic designs.
For those that want to add more functionality beyond a simple patio or path, try thinking outside of the box. Often times stone is only related to ideas of walls and floors, but what about other spaces? You can create unique, visually-pleasing seating areas that spiritually ground you to the area. For more usability, create an outdoor kitchen with stones.
If you’d rather a more sensory stimulating or aesthetic installation, there are also some backyard stone work concepts that you can choose from. First, you can create a wonderful fireplace that you family can gather around in the all seasons. Adding a water element to your yard is another option. This can be done through a stone fountain or pond, depending on how you envision your yard’s design. Lastly, using stone to create an art installment is another great use of stone in the backyard.