How To Make the Most of Your Back Yard in the Summer

Monday, July 6, 2015
Summer is here and that means we are going to be spending more time outdoors, especially in our back yards. In the summer, we use our back yard for everything from playing to entertaining. We make the most of it by using our back yard as an extension of our living space. Everything from morning coffee to evening dinner is done on our patio. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your front lawn or back yard.

The Grass Is Always Greener
Or at least, it will be as long as you look after your grass properly. This means more than just mowing your lawn regularly because grass is just like any other plant. It needs water and proper care. This can be a problem particularly if we have a summer without a lot of rainfall.

If you want to make sure you are lying on lush green grass in your garden, consider installing a sprinkler system or purchasing sprinklers that you can place on your lawn. We have a pre-installed system, and it's incredibly convenient. We have it set on timers to turn on a at a certain time and on specific days. It keeps our lawn looking bright green and healthy. If you don't have a local sprinkler service, you can use the services of a website like A sprinkler system is the best and easiest way to keep your lawn green whatever the weather.

Fantastic Outdoor Furniture
If you are going to be spending any amount of time outdoors, you'll need some furniture to relax on. If you are short on space, a bistro table is a great option. If you have more flexibility with space, opt for a set that includes ample seating. This is perfect for settling down with a good book or keeping cool in the shade. If you plan to entertain al fresco, consider buying an outdoor table. You can find one that seats 4 or up to 10-12 people.

Fun In The Sun
There is much more to summer fun than enjoying your beautiful yatd, particularly for kids. You may find them jumping through the sprinklers to cool down or enjoying a dip in the pool. You can also buy a cheap slip and slide online. Setting one of these up is easy to do and it will keep your kids entertained through most of those hot summer days. If you have smaller children, you can buy a medium sized plastic pool for your back yard. Children will delight in playing and floating in the water.

Delicious Evenings
Summer is BBQ season. If you want to cook a proper barbecue you'll need a grill. Whether you prefer a gas grill or a charcoal one or a small one or a large one, a grill is a summer essential. Impress your guests with perfectly grilled specialites...and of course, s'mores!

I hope you enjoy the time you spend in your yard this summer because I definitely plan on enjoying mine!  

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