Tuning Up For Summer Entertaining!

It’s time to think about your plans for outdoor summer entertaining. Firing up the grill, wiping down the patio furniture and having plenty of fuel for the fire pit are all part of getting ready for long, enjoyable evenings with family, neighbors and friends. Here are a few basic ideas to consider.

DECK/PATIO AREA

Is your outdoor living and entertaining space big enough to comfortably fit everything you like to do? Sitting, eating, cooking and roasting marshmallows all need enough space. Thinking through all the things you enjoy doing on your patio or deck can help you begin to imagine how yours could be improved or possibly expanded.

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING

Great for both the front and back yard, landscape lighting is useful for more than just aesthetics. Whether you choose lampposts or low-voltage LED lighting, landscape lighting ensures better safety and allows you to continue your fun long into the night. It is especially important to consider good lighting on paths from the front to the back yard, so guests can clearly see where they’re stepping.

WATER FEATURES

Water features are popular on many lists of summer landscape design ideas, and it’s not hard to see why! There’s nothing like the gentle sound of running water to make even the warmest days feel cooler. There is a huge variety of ways to introduce water into your landscape. Tinkling fountains, babbling brooks and pond-less waterfalls are just a few.

OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Nothing says “welcome” and “enjoy” more than an outdoor kitchen! From simple to elaborate, there are options to meet every taste and budget.

OUTDOOR FIREPLACES AND FIRE PITS

If a full outdoor kitchen is too much, maybe an outdoor fireplace will fit your tastes. Outdoor fireplaces and smaller outdoor fire pits are the perfect party features for socializing long after the sun goes down.

Whatever your landscape design ideas are, or if you need help preparing your yard for summer parties, just give us a call, and we’ll see how we can help.

 

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