Summertime will soon be upon us, and now is a perfect time to start thinking of ways to update your backyard to make it a more comfortable and beautiful outdoor living space. Take steps now to decide on upgrades and source materials so that you can spend your summer days and nights relaxing outdoors in the beautiful weather with friends and family.
1. Fire Pit
A backyard fire pit provides hours of outdoor entertainment for all ages. A metal sphere fire pit is not only functional for evening gatherings with loved ones under the summer sky but also makes a striking statement, adding to your yard’s overall aesthetic.
2. Water Feature
A water feature is a great way to add a tranquil ambiance to your backyard, as well as a certain decorative flair. It doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy; a column fountain or small pond is sufficient. If you have children, however, you might want to opt for the column fountain due to the lack of standing water.
Outdoor lighting around your patio or other recreation areas serves functional purposes of keeping family members and guests safe when it’s dark out and warding off potential intruders. However, lighting is also a relatively easy and inexpensive way to set the overall mood of your outdoor living spaces.
There is no better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon than rocking gently back and forth on a porch swing or in a hammock. The one you opt for may depend partly on the existing structures in your yard.
Not only are they whimsical and quaint, but one or more pathways made of sand, stone, or gravel can serve as dividing lines between the different areas of your yard.
Some of the suggestions on this list have both practical and decorative applications. Don’t be afraid to have fun while updating your backyard. It makes it more likely that your family and guests will have fun while using it.