If your backyard and patio are bland, there are many things you can do to solve this problem that are easy to do. The following are a few ideas to make this outdoor area of your home more eye catching and enjoyable.
Add an awning to your patio
Having a cover for your patio keeps the sun and rain off of you and your guests, so this adds a new element to entertaining company. This alone makes your patio more attractive. You don't need to invest in a major construction project, nor do you need to enclose the patio. A simple awning will do the trick. They are easy to install, and if you need someone to do it for you, a handyman can do this type of work.
Add a bird feeder to your yard
Your yard will become popular with birds from all over the neighborhood, and you will find yourself spending time watching these visitors to your yard. Exactly which species of birds that come to feed will depend upon the type of feed you use. There are different mixes available. It is recommended that you buy these commercial feeds, and avoid table scraps as they are likely to attract animals other than birds. For the same reason, you will want to use a commercial bird feeder. They are specifically designed to only feed birds.
A small herb garden
The beautiful thing about growing herbs is that many of them can be grown in a simple clay pot. This means you can grow several different herbs at once. These herbs can be used in your cooking. The key to making these plants attractive is the method you use to organize an herb garden. You can simply place the pots on a cart with wheels, or if your patio has a roof, you can plant them in baskets and hang them around the perimeter of your patio. Herbs make people curious, so they can be a good conversation piece as well as delicious in meals.
Aluminum rain chains
Aluminum rain chains are easy to install and very attractive. Simply put, they are installed on your rain gutter system and become a part of your downspout portion of your rain gutters. The water pours through chains and is visually attractive and produces a sound like a small waterfall when it rains. They are also available with metal cups, linked within the chain, that creates a light chime sound.
These are only four things you can do to start making your patio and backyard more attractive. There are many things you can do that are easy; you are only limited by your imagination.