Spending more of your free time outdoors is not only fun but also good for your body, mind and soul. But to connect with Mother Nature, you need to create a serene outdoor environment that's captivating. For instance, you may need to plant grass, trees and flowers on your landscape. You will also need a shaded area where you can relax each time you are outdoors.
Since you cannot plant trees next to the house for shade, it's advisable to invest in retractable awnings.