Welcome Summer with a Natural Backyard

When summer rolls around, it’s time to get together with friends and family.

From barbecues to casual days by the pool, your backyard is a space to enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests. It’s not difficult to flawlessly incorporate the natural beauty of your backyard with accents and designs that welcome all types of summertime fun.

If evening cocktail hours are your way of catching up with friends, adding a natural fire pit can be a great way to gather your party for a cozy evening. Place large, natural looking boulders in a circle to create a focal point for the patio. Fill this in with glass pebbles for a seamless look. Complete this space with plenty of comfortable outdoor seating to accommodate your guests.

Contemporary Patio by San Luis Obispo Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Traditional Exterior by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

A pool can be a wonderful addition to your backyard as it provides a haven from the heat of the day. Make your pool feel like a natural oasis by designing it around large, flat stones and planting different plants and flowers around it. Creating a waterfall can also be a calming addition to your afternoon dip. By designing the pool to have a gradual walk-in area, you can have the experience of slipping into a lake and will forget that you’re only a few feet away from your home.

Eclectic Pool by Frederick Landscape Contractors Poole’s Stone and Garden, Inc.
Traditional Landscape by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Your kids will probably be spending many of their vacation days playing in your backyard, so why not include something for them as well? By creating a sandpit in your backyard, your kids will be able to make sandcastles and experience the beach any day of the week. Make it large enough to be a place for you to relax as well by adding reclined chairs and a small fire pit.

Contemporary Landscape by Wilmington Design-Build Firms Tongue & Groove

By blending functional accents and natural beauty, your backyard is sure to be the favorite summer destination of family and friends.

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