3. Create Shaded Areas Wherever Possible
Small yards are usually lucky enough to have a generously shaded area on one side of the house or other. This is not necessarily the case for a big yard as the residence is neither sufficiently tall nor wide to shade an acceptable portion of the outdoor space. You can compensate for this by installing oversized parasols, canopies, or a pergola. Moreover, adding a roof-like structure will create the illusion of a distinct zone.
In addition to providing sun protection, you will also have to shield yourself from the wind! If your yard is immense and contains few obstacles (trees, shed, play structure), you may find being constantly subject to its gusts unpleasant. Consider delineating zones near trees or building low walls.
4. Use Every Square Metre
Avoid clustering the zones around the house. Apart from the eating area, there is no reason why you can’t spread them all over your yard. When you are setting up areas that will include seating, take time to sit in every chair before deciding on its final position to ensure that it offers a pleasant view of the landscaping.
Owning a large plot of land is quite a privilege! And it is to your advantage real estate-wise, especially if the landscaping has been carefully thought out.