Not only is bamboo an environmentally friendly building material and sustainable resource, it can also be used to quickly, easily and economically transform your backyard into a tropical paradise.
Bamboo fencing comes in various sizes and colors and can be used for just about anything. Install it over an existing fence to add life and color in a few steps. You can use it to panel a do-it-yourself tiki bar or to give your backyard additional privacy. A bamboo fence is strong, durable and easy to install. This fencing can even be used as an animal enclosure or to divide a patio or garden.
Tropical accents like tiki masks, signs or statues can instantly add an island flare to your backyard. Install brightly colored adornments in a tiki bar or under a thatch umbrella for an authentic “Margaritaville” experience. Line a pool or a walkway with tiki torches and you’ll feel like you have been transported to an exotic island and forget you are conveniently at home. Other accents for your backyard can include bamboo borders along pathways or in the garden, a bamboo rug under your outdoor furniture or strings of twinkle lights for night-time ambiance.
Remember to restrain yourself from going overboard with tiki treasure. If you go with a bamboo tiki bar, a thatch umbrella, bamboo rug, bamboo fence and bamboo borders will probably be a little overwhelming, especially in a confined space. Calculate how much space you have to work with and remember the old adage “less is more.” A tropical themed backyard should have one main area of focus with supporting accents throughout the scene.