Summer is nearly here, and with it comes a host of events and opportunities for enjoying your outdoor space. From graduations and weddings, to family reunions and pool parties, there’s a lot you can do to make your yard fun-worthy.
Whether you’re hosting a large group, or planning for you and your immediate family, these outdoor living resources will give you tips and ideas for getting your space ready for summer.
1. Get Your Landscape Ready For A Graduation Party
From kindergarten through college, graduation parties are an excellent way to honor and celebrate your grads. And having a back yard that is inviting and enjoyable is part of the equation.
You don’t need fancy tents or impressive cocktails to host a party that guests will enjoy from sunup to sundown and beyond. You just need some essential landscape features that will welcome people to stay, whether it’s a few friends or a whole extended family.
2. Prepare A Stunning Landscape For Your Wedding Photos And Celebration
Back yard weddings are more popular than ever, as couples are choosing safe spaces and more low-key, intimate affairs. There’s a lot to do to plan a wedding, so you’re probably busily working through a to-do list with tasks related to invitations, party favors and flowers.
But don’t forget the actual stage for the wedding – your back yard! Before you throw a few potted plants in the ground and call it landscaping, check out these ideas for preparing a yard that will not only look great for the happy couple’s special day, but will serve as a hub of enjoyment for you and the whole family for years to come.
3. Planning And Designing The Perfect Swimming Pool For Your Outdoor Space
Summer parties mean pool parties, so if you’ve been thinking about adding one to your space, this is for you. There are lots of options for adding a pool, from the size and shape, to the material it’s made from.
Then there’s the location, and the surrounding area, and the landscape… plenty to think about, and all important! These prompts will get you thinking about your investment so when the time comes, you can make one that will serve you well into the future.
4. Outdoor Entertaining Areas Need Great Seating. These Ideas Will Help.
A party without seating isn’t going to last very long! Unless that’s the plan, you want your guests to have plenty of appropriate seating, whether they’re enjoying a wedding ceremony, nibbling on an h’ors oeuvre, chatting with a friend, or resting in the shade on a hot day.
We’re not talking folding chairs, either! You may need a few, but you will benefit even more from permanent seating designed into your yard. From loungers to swings, benches and sofas, these are some options to consider as you plan your summer.
5. 7 Tips For Designing An Outdoor Kitchen You’ll Love All Year Long
Not calling a caterer? Then how about adding an outdoor kitchen to your plans? Skip the department store grill and go for something that will really serve your entertaining lifestyle.
Any major feature that you add to your space needs a good design. Location and function is just as important as the type of appliances you choose. See what considerations can help you land the outdoor kitchen you’ve always dreamed of – and more importantly, the one that works best for you.
6. Curb Appeal Ideas To Make You (And The Neighbors) Say “Wow!”
If you’re hosting an event, or even if you just expect a few neighbors and friends to stop by this summer, the first this they’re going to see is your front yard. Will it be something that brings a smile to their face, or will you be scooting them into the back yard as quickly as possible so they don’t notice the big brown patch where nothing is growing?
Don’t cringe, just read this! We’ve got plenty of ideas to get you thinking about how you can improve the curb appeal and value of your home.
With summer events on the horizon, it’s time to plan and design your space so you can enjoy it now, and next season, and next year, and long into the future. If you’d like to talk more about an outdoor kitchen, patio, pond or pool, or if you want to talk landscaping and curb appeal, let us know. We want to help make your outdoor dreams a reality.