If you’re like us, summer is your favorite time of year. The warm weather and long days give ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For many, the backyard brings the best bargain for summer fun. You can soak up the sun while escaping the headaches that accompany holiday travel and hotel reservations. In fact, with the right amenities, your yard could be party central this sunny season. But if you look across your lawn and find it lacking, allow us to help. There are possibilities aplenty for properties—and pocketbooks—of every size.
Patios and decks are ideal locations for parties, barbecues and anything else you might have cooking this summer. Costs depend on the size and style, but inexpensive options abound, including pallet decks and low-maintenance gravel patches. If you want to give your backyard game, install a chessboard patio with CMU blocks. You and your guests can participate in a match of live-action checkers or, if your budget allows, purchase/create oversized pieces and enjoy a big-time game of chess at your next cookout. Excel Fencing and Decking offers a variety of innovative decks and patios throughout Maryland.
If you’re looking for a unique addition to upgrade your lawn, a gazebo is the way to go. They add beauty and increase property value while also opening a world of new outdoor experiences. Enjoy your afternoons in a hot tub while being protected from the scorching sun. Or, install a swing and sit back and relax while you watch butterflies fluttering through your garden or a summer storm rolling across the horizon. Gazebos are ideal settings for backyard weddings and receptions or for use as bandstands if you’d like to listen to live music on your lawn.
Make a splash in your backyard with a new pool. There’s no better way to cool down on a hot day than to hit the water, and you’ll be able to do so from the convenience of your own property. In ground pools offer the best swimming but can be cost prohibitive. If you want to hit the water without drowning in debt, above-ground pools are a sensible solution.
Picnics are an enjoyable part of summer that you can have every day with the addition of a picnic table. The added dining space will boost your backyard barbecues, but the benefits extend beyond meals. Picnic tables also offer a comfortable and clean workspace for kids and grandkids to create summer arts and crafts projects. For those with limited lawns, convertible picnic tables provide extra convenience. Some fold into benches while others offer backed, recliner seats, but either way you will add alternatives while saving on space.
You’ll hit it out of the park with this out-of-the-box idea. Why be cooped up inside when you could watch the big game outdoors under the elements? Invite your friends, family and coworkers to root for the Ravens from wooden bleachers in your own backyard. Many low-cost inflatable and outdoor screen options are on the market making this an affordable idea. Some homeowners even create a mini-football field at the bleachers’ base to add to the ambiance or to host a game of pigskin during halftime. Install an outdoor scoreboard to complete your personal stadium.
Fun and excitement await you this summer, and it’s closer than you might think. Here are five tips to turn your yard from yawn to yeah. Contact Excel Fencing & Decking to get started on your favorite(s) today!