We can all picture it – the stereotypical older man/woman on their front porch yelling at the kids to “get off my lawn!”
But, now that we’re a little older we can understand where they’re coming from. Lawns take a ton of work to maintain and to keep looking nice. Having visitors over can often feel..slightly traumatic when your lawn is in pristine condition because you took 9 hours the day before to primp and prune and make sure everything was going to look its best. Those who pay for lawn care services can experience the same emotions – when you’re paying your hard earned dollars toward keeping that green, luscious grass, it’s difficult to feel as though it’s not being trampled on.
But, backyard parties are a crucial part of any homeowners life and really, the extra space to breathe in is quite nice. Why not jazz it up a bit with something like a patio or stepping stones? First off, this will create an overall “designated area” look to and naturally, most people want to stand on solid rock over potentially muddy grass any day. Also, you’re able to play around with how you want to portray your backyard. Are you more of the boho-natural style or do you prefer the modern, sleek looks that today’s designs often mimic? It doesn’t matter – just pick whatever makes you comfortable in your own space. When people see that you feel comfortable, so will they, and it will make for a less cringeworthy time since you’ll be able to entertain yourself or your guests, instead of figuring out how to get them off your grass!