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Outdoor Design: How to Enhance Your Backyard for Summer

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to get started on your backyard barbeque plans. Everyone knows that you cook the best ribs that fall off the bone and make all the neighborhood grillers jealous. You want to invite everyone over, but there’s just one problem. Your backyard is not as delicious looking as a plate of your famous ribs. If your backyard needs a little TLC before having people over, here are four ways you can kick it up a notch.


Invest in Outdoor Furniture

Rugged camping chairs and plastic tables aren’t going to cut it this year. Your outdoor space should be just as inviting as your living room. Enhance your backyard by investing in a matching set of wicker chairs, sofas, and a glass-top table. Everyone will have a proper, comfortable place to sit as they chow down on your tasty creations and enjoy each other’s company. No more eating while standing up!

Install a Firepit

There’s nothing more relaxing than having the family gathered close by the fire at night under the stars. Whether you are gathering around for a special occasion or just want to sit by the fire and pick on your guitar, including this element in your backyard design gives it a nice ambiance. Your friends will love coming over for a cold drink and spending warm nights chatting by the fire. If you have kids, they are sure to get a kick out of it too. Of course, there’s nothing more romantic than sitting by the fire and sharing a blanket with your partner.

Add Lights and a Walkway

A well-lit walkway adds interest to your backyard and makes it easy for people to see where they are going at night. If you are planning to have late-night parties this summer, investing in a walkway and some lights is a good idea to keep your guests safe as they go in and out. You can also hang lights from trees to give your yard an enchanted feel at night.

Install a Custom Deck

The number one thing that will take your backyard to the next level is a custom designed deck. Your deck will give you ample space to place your grill, drink station, and deck furniture, creating the perfect stage for outdoor entertainment this summer.

If your backyard needs a little help to look good for the summer, try out these four methods to make your yard the place to be in your neighborhood when the temperatures start to rise.


Autor Bio:  Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.



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