The days are getting longer, and we are all spending more time outside. Whether you are planning summer birthday parties, neighborhood get-togethers, or gearing up for relaxing family dinners on the backyard patio, it’s time to start thinking about how you can get the most out of your yard in the warmer months. Below are our top tips.

Create an Outdoor Living Space

Your dream backyard should feel like your family’s private oasis. Sit back and relax on an outdoor couch set up under the shade of a pergola, warm up by a cozy fireplace, and enjoy your favorite music with an outdoor audio system. A cozy outdoor living area is an extension of your home’s interior comfort and style. You can elevate your experience by setting up an outdoor home theater and hanging string lights to boost the ambiance.

Install an Outdoor Kitchen

You can enjoy the fun of an outdoor barbeque without worrying about the logistics when you have an outdoor cooking and dining setup. Depending on your preferences, your outdoor kitchen could include a pizza oven, a smoker, or a garden bar.

Plant a Garden and Shrubs

Nothing spruces up your space and encourages you to spend more time outside than living plants. You could plant a vegetable or herb garden for meals cooked in your outdoor kitchen or liven up your yard with a flower garden full of native plants. Shrubs can be planted strategically around the perimeter of your property to provide privacy, and elevated retaining walls can be used to add depth. A professional landscaper can help you strategize the best layout for your yard.

Create a Fun Zone

Your backyard should be a fun place to be, no matter your age. When you plan your yard’s landscaping you can designate sections as play areas for children or pets. Opting for synthetic turf over traditional grass is a popular option for homeowners who want a vibrant, green yard year-round with minimal maintenance and less water use. Synthetic turf is safe for kids and animals to play on and is durable over the long term. Consider building a customized putting green in your backyard to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space.

Enjoy a Pool or Fountains

One of the best ways to make the most of your backyard this summer is to install an outdoor pool. If you have a traditional grass yard, use an irrigation system to keep your lawn hydrated and lush. Many homeowners enjoy the sound of flowing water in their backyard, which can be achieved by installing a fountain.

Are you ready to make the most of your backyard in time for summer? The Grassroots team is ready to help you finish your next project. From new home landscape installations to complete landscape renovations, our team will guide you through the process from start to finish. We specialize in professional 3D landscape design, landscape installation and enhancements, and more. Contact us today to request a project quote.