5 Great Reasons to Landscape Your Yard; Relax & Enjoy Yourself!

What kind of shape is your yard in? Do you smile with pride each time you drive up to your home or do you cringe? 

If you aren’t too thrilled with the shape that it is in, don’t feel bad! The good news is that with a few backyard landscaping ideas and design ideas, you can easily transform your yard into one that you are proud of. Consider what a new backyard patio design with decking and ornamental grasses could do for your yard.


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Here are five great reasons to landscape and remodel your yard:

Health Benefits

A beautiful yard may motivate you to be more active outside. Whether you are working in the garden, playing catch with your kids, or enjoying a barbecue with friends and family, you increase your physical activity.

Want a more serene outdoor environment? Adding a water feature to an outdoor living space creates a calming and relaxing effect, increasing the well-being of your mind. Being outdoors has been shown to your mood and relieve stress. From creating a bocci ball court, to an outdoor kitchen, to a water wall, Mutual Materials has the products you need to make your outdoor space into your personal retreat.

Add Beauty

There are a number of ways you can landscape your yard to make your home more beautiful. Build a DIY outdoor fire pit to enjoy cool evenings outdoors with ease. Bring in fresh sod for a nice place to lay or add more features on to. Create a walking path out of natural stone or concrete pavers to a serene garden spot or reading nook. Add a paver patio with patio furniture to provide an opportunity for outdoor relaxation. No matter how you choose to landscape your backyard, the benefit of a beautiful space to spend time outdoors will be worth it.


Do you enjoy entertaining outdoors? With the right balance of outdoor furniture, outdoor lighting, hardscape surfaces, and greenery, you can create a backyard oasis. The possibilities are endless. If you enjoy cooking, then include a beautiful outdoor kitchen and dining area in your outdoor patio makeover. If you prefer kicking back and relaxing, then create a comfortable outdoor living room sitting area on your concrete patio. Maybe your perfect patio design includes a hot tub under a covered patio area with string lights twinkling above. Whatever way you prefer to entertain, spending time outside on a backyard patio with the people you love is a great reason to get your upgrade your outdoor space.

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Environmentally Friendly

Did you know that a well-maintained yard actually helps protect the environment?  Retaining walls can prevent erosion and reduce the amount of soil that ends up in waterways. Proper grading and drainage can reduce storm water runoff and help prevent flooding. Planting native trees, flowers, and plants not only provides a sustainable environment for local birds and wildlife, but it also helps combat climate change. If protecting the environment is important to you, then updating your yard is a great place to start!


Landscaping your yard is a good long-term investment. When you install permanent hardscape such as stone patios, outdoor fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens, you are building beauty that lasts; these structures can increase your home value. Even a small backyard can benefit from some low maintenance landscaping. Whether you stay in your home for many years to come or want to sell it, you can be confident that your investment in your landscape design has long term benefits.

Summit Blend

From the team at Mutual Materials, we hope that you enjoy some great backyard entertaining this year!

If you’re looking to build up your outdoor space with hardscape products, please let us know, we’d like to help. Mutual Materials has served customers in the Pacific Northwest for over 115 years. Our family-owned company has been the “go-to” resource for architects, builders, landscapers, and homeowners. Trying to decide between a brick patio, flagstone patio, or stamped concrete patio? We can help with that, too! We are the largest and most trusted hardscape and masonry provider in the Northwest. Give us a call at 888-688-8250 or contact us online to get started on your next hardscape project.


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Thinking about how to relax in your fabulous new backyard space?  How about sit back and read a good book or listen to a  travel podcast