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What are backyards all about?

A backyard area is commonly the yard (outdoor grass or other terrain) immediately behind a house or other residence, especially in countries like the United States and Canada. A backyard can contain one or more traditional structures such as a patio, swimming pool, gazebo, additional parking or garage, storage areas, a garden, or even a guest house. 

Backyards provide additional privacy while also adding a personal touch to be enjoyed while at home. Patios traditionally are used for cooking out (barbequing) or other leisure activities. They’re also beneficial for providing a safe area for children to play or to keep pets away from nearby vehicle traffic.

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