As the weather warms up, your backyard naturally becomes an extension of your living space. A beautiful and comfortable yard is the perfect place to gather for summertime fun with your family and friends. Now is the time to make a few additions to your backyard, before summer arrives, to make living easy.
Now is a good time to set out some early spring flowers to brighten and bring cheer to your yard. A good choice for early spring is a few large pots filled with crocus, daffodils, freesia, and primrose.
Also, now is the time to plant seeds for summer-blooming flowers. Pots or raised beds around the patio or deck overflowing with flowers create a lively and inviting environment. Easy, summer-loving blossoms include zinnia, petunias, China aster, allium, and sunflowers.
Contemporary Yard Furniture
Turn your backyard’s style up a notch with contemporary yard furniture. Look into buying a set of colorful, contemporary Adirondack chairs made from recycled plastic. A canopied swing bench with comfortable cushions makes an excellent place to relax and read a book. Finally, to gather with friends for a glass of wine and conversation, an outdoor sofa set with a fire table is perfect.
Above Ground Pool
Above ground pool installation is something to do now, whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional to do it for you. There is a wide variety of above ground pool types and styles, and that will influence the amount of time you need for the installation. You’ll need to level the ground, lay down a layer of stone dust, and plan a place for the pump.
Know the type of above ground pool you want, and get to work or hire a contractor for the installation. You want to be ready for fun before summer hits.
While you could buy a pricey grill, a self-built brick grill can be made for the same price or less. You can also build as much grilling space as you need. Plus, a brick barbeque grill is durable and doesn’t need to be stored away once next winter rolls around.
A brick grill not only will cook up a delicious backyard feast, but it also creates a gathering place for friends and family. In addition to being a great place to cook up the perfect ribs, it can also double as a fire pit during the winter.
These are just a few suggestions to add to the enjoyment of your yard as summer rolls around. Starting these additions now ensures that your family will have a fun and comfortable place to gather and entertain this summer.
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Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.