Three Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard This Summer

Summer is the best time of year to spend outside, entertaining guests, and soaking in the sun, and what better place to do that than in your own backyard? Your backyard can be fun, relaxing, vibrant, a place for kids to play as well as for adults to unwind. However, if your backyard is currently cluttered and unappealing, you may not be experiencing the full potential of this outdoor space. If that is the case, here are three ways to make your backyard the place to be this summer.

  1. Landscaping. Gardening is a relatively easy way to upgrade your backyard space. Adding flowers, trees and shrubs can bring color, character and shade to your outdoor area. Gardens can be made simple using easy-to-grow plants in a traditional garden bed, or made more extravagant with decorative planters, trellises, and beautiful borders. Your garden can even have paths or seating areas to add utility and further personalize your space.
  2. Install a pool. A pool is a great place to relax and enjoy the summer weather and an even better way to upgrade your backyard. Specifically, installing an above ground pool is an easy and cheaper way to enjoy the fun of a swimming pool. An above ground pool can be installed quickly, heated and personalized by installing a deck or railings around the pool. The deck option around an above ground pool can actually make it easier to clean and keep your pool well maintained. An even easier option for keeping your pool nice is to use an automatic pool cleaner made for above ground pools. With the use of these tools, you can enjoy your pool without all of the hassle to constantly cleaning it yourself.
  3. Build a patio. A patio is an ideal space to have for entertaining friends and family and can be an easy way to upgrade your outdoor space. A patio can be a place to enjoy a meal outside, sunbathe, grilling or even relax by a fire pit, all of which make your patio a great place to unwind this summer. Patios can be made from poured concrete, natural stone or even a patio kit that includes patio blocks that look like real stone. Your patio can be made even more unique with fun ideas like outdoor string lights, comfortable furniture, and curtains for shade.  

Your backyard is the perfect place to spend your summer days and nights. Whether you are throwing parties with friends or spending time with family, you will want your backyard to be inviting, relaxing and fun for yourself and your guests. Simply adding a garden, pool or patio are great ideas to upgrade your backyard for the summer months, and adding all three can make it the place that everyone will want to spend their free time.

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I'm a nurse turned stay at home mom, I love to blog about everything from parenting to baking/cooking, playing, toys, tennis, crochet, and my diy projects gone wrong. My household includes the Mr. and I, 3 handsome teen boys, 1 lil' diva (3), and our 2 puppy dogs! Life everyday consists of STILL learning how to parent after all these years with the hilarious stories of parenting, as well as all the other things I'm not good at. Interested in working with me? Contact me at

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