03/21/2013 08:39 am ET Updated Mar 22, 2013

8 Ways To De-Stress Your Outdoor Space (PHOTOS)

We know that creating and maintaining a clean, organized and appealing interior can be stressful. So adding the task of caring for the outside of our homes to our to-do lists can be headache-inducing. That's why it's understandable that when it comes to household upkeep, it's often outside areas that are given low priority, particularly during the cooler months. But creating a clean and restful patio, yard or garden space doesn't have to be a big hassle -- even if you don't have much of a green thumb.

Ideally your outdoor area should be one of the most relaxing places in your home, where you can enjoy getting fresh air. Click through the slideshow below for eight ways to de-stress your outdoor space and creating a restful backyard so that you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of spending time in nature in your very own home.

Tell us: How do you de-stress your outdoor space? Share your tips and tricks in the comments or tweet @HuffPostHome.

8 Ways To De-Stress Your Outdoor Space

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