Hot and dry climates that you find in the desert make it tough to enjoy greenery in the backyard, as you must constantly water the plants or rely on succulents, which do not give off vibrant colors. It is also possible that your yard is full of dirt, mainly because it does not require any maintenance at all. But, with this kind of setup, you are not very motivated to use the backyard space that you do have. It is worth paving most or all the backyard to fix this problem and to give you some functionality.
Eliminate the Need to Maintain Grass or Plants
The first thing that happens when you pave the yard is that it removes the plants that are there. This means you can get rid of the irrigation system, which requires maintenance on its own. The irrigation system also demands water usage on a consistent basis to keep your plants from struggling, so eliminating the system will also result in cost savings. Even though you will have to pay at least $6.00 per square foot for concrete paving, you will save in the long run by installing paving.
Avoid Walking Around in a Dirt Yard
A dirt yard is a blank slate and ready to be made into something useful and special. Some homeowners keep their backyard this way because they do not intend to use it that much. Desert critters may not be as troublesome as bugs and animals that you might find in a tropical climate, but paving over the dirt and getting rid of certain plants will minimize or eliminate your exposure to unwanted pests.
Turn It All into an Outdoor Living Space
Working around the constant sun and warmth is possible when you invest in backyard paving. You can have a pool installed and surround it with a large, paved concrete area for an outdoor living space. The key is to make the yard easily accessible because you can then start working on functional additions. You can transform the part that extends directly from your home into a covered patio that you can enjoy all year long. It also becomes possible to build and use an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or pizza oven.
The opportunities are nearly endless for what you can do with an empty backyard. Unless you intend on building a pool, you should have no problem starting off with concrete paving because it is the foundation that you will need to start working on most other projects in the backyard.
For more information about paving your backyard, contact companies like Arrow Blacktop & Masonry Inc.