Ah, summer! Back yards, barbecues, and long, lazy days. And every year you decide THIS is going to be the one you finally install that pool, or have that big family reunion, or just treat yourself to a new landscape with all its wild summer beauty – complete with the pond you always imagined.
And yet summer always seems to fly by, all those dreams deferred to another day, another year. Hang on! It’s not too late to make this summer the one you’ve been dreaming of. Summer is right around the corner, so if you really do want to make the most of your outdoor space this year, the time to get started is right now!
We’ve collected five of our popular summer resources so that whether you’re planning a pool, a party, or a great new space to enjoy it all, you’ll find inspiration and ideas right here.
Low Maintenance Landscape Ideas For A Stress-Free Summer
Summer is a time for sun and fun and… six hours each weekend behind a lawn mower? No way! We want you to relax and take the summer off from time-consuming, back-breaking yard work. There are better ways to flex your green thumb than by pruning, watering and pulling weeds.
The good news is that you can have a gorgeous summer landscape that’s also easy to maintain. In fact, the *more* gorgeous your landscape, the easier it is to maintain! Skeptical? Read more about how naturalistic design – from wildflower gardens to natural stone and ecosystem ponds – can be part of a beautiful space that will ask every little of you no matter the season.
Planning And Designing The Perfect Swimming Pool For Your Outdoor Space
Does the thought of lounging in a crystal blue pool bring a smile to your face? Or would you rather swim laps? How about relax in a whirlpool? Dive into the deep end? Sit under a waterfall? Plan the right swimming pool, and it can be yours!
It doesn’t matter if your yard is large or small – there’s a pool style, shape and size to suit your needs. It takes time to go from imagining yourself floating under the sun – or stars! – to actually making it happen, so if you want to install a pool in your back yard, the time to plan is now. These are some of the things you’ll want to consider before anyone starts digging a hole.
Get Your Back Yard Ready To Entertain This Summer
So you’re in charge of the family reunion this year. Or maybe you’re just looking forward to hosting a great dinner party under the stars. Whatever your event, you need the right space to do it.
There are a lot of ways to entertain and a lot of pieces to put in place if you want a memorable gathering. And we’re not talking about the paper plates and candles! Before you even get to that part, you need the actual space to do it all – a place for people to walk, sit, eat, play, and just enjoy their time outdoors with you. We’re getting you started with questions and ideas that will help you plan and create the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
Hygge Is The Hot New Landscape Trend For Summer
Hygge isn’t exactly a new concept. It’s been around for a long time – in Denmark, that is! And it made its way across the ocean years ago, but it’s still a new concept for a lot of people. You hear it often during winter, but it makes for some pretty great summers, too.
Wondering what it is, how to embrace it, and how on earth to pronounce it? We’ve got you covered! Read on to learn more about this growing trend and all of the comfort and beauty it entails. You won’t be disappointed!
Summer Landscaping For Full Sun Yards
Summer usually means hot, unrelenting sun. Inevitably, green yards turn yellow then brown, unless you can keep up with watering (and provided your town doesn’t impose water restrictions!) Greenery pales and blooms wilt. In fact, the whole landscape seems to melt a bit.
Don’t sweat it! Even if your yard is out there under the blazing sun with nary a shade tree in sight, there’s plenty you can do to keep it looking fresh and lovely even through the next heat wave. Try these summer ideas for sunny spaces that look great and are easy to care for, too.
Ready for summer? If you need help, want to explore your ideas, or think this is the year you’re finally going to make the leap into a new outdoor space, contact us for a consultation. We’d love to make all your days sunny!