Tips you need to know to keep your backyard clean and organized

Posted February 18, 2021 in Blog, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design

When considering the aesthetics of your home’s exterior, it’s easy to think about common fixes and large-scale renovations such as building a new patio, deck, pool, or roof structure. However, utility boxes, air conditioning units, lawnmowers, and garbage bins are essential items that you might neglect to plan a discrete space for. This could leave you with a few unnecessary eyesores that clutter your space.

Here are three important tips to keep your backyard clean and organized in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Disguise your trash management

The smell of trash can ruin any outdoor gathering or event. However, trash storage and management is often a detail that is overlooked when planning an outdoor living space. This could force you to be stuck with an awful smell in your backyard and trash cans that clutter your yard, driveway, or garage.

A design-first approach will help make sure you are never stuck with stinky eye-sores on your new deck, patio, or porch in the Lehigh Valley. Your MasterPLAN designer will help you see exactly how your space could look through a custom 3D design video. This important tool will allow you to make sure that important details-like trash management-are never overlooked!

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  • Store your firewood, lawnmowers, cushions, outdoor tools, and other items 

Most families don’t want their new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania littered with tools, firewood, or toys. However, because they don’t properly plan their storage they are often left with bulky, unattractive plastic bins or clutter that makes their yard look like a mess. This is why it’s important to plan attractive storage spaces on your new deck, patio, or porch in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Outdoor storage doesn’t have to mean big plastic bins or high-maintenance wood plank storage fences.  We know that there are plenty of ways to find stylish hiding places for all your outdoor items. This is why your MasterPLAN designer will take the time to learn about all your outdoor storage needs and help you design and build efficient solutions that properly store and protect your outdoor tools, toys, and other items.

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  • Hide your utility hookups

Utility boxes, septic tanks, and air conditioning units are necessary for your home to properly function. But it doesn’t mean you cannot use fencing or landscaping to disguise these unsightly utilities.

We know that hiding these unsightly features is important because it will help complete your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. This is why your custom 3D design will allow you to visualize exactly how you will disguise your utility hookups and other items that could clutter your new deck, patio, or porch.


Planning a new backyard in the Lehigh Valley should be a very exciting experience, but we get that this is a significant investment. So,you might feel overwhelmed thinking about all the important details that will complete your new outdoor living space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners- just like you- to help them make all the important decisions about their outdoor living space. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help families fall in love with their home all over again, and make their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments! 

Here’s how we do it:

CallSchedule a design meeting!

Collaborate Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR DESIGN MEETING!

(610) 628-2480

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