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Backyard Makeover

Posted on July 3, 2014

DSCN0407Summer is just around the corner! It is that time to break out the BBQ and prepare the pools for fun gatherings with family and friends. So, what are some great ways to get your backyard summer ready? Manicured lawns, shrubs, and borders are a given, but what about the added personality? Some ideas include planters filled with a beautiful array of flowers, an inviting fire pit, or even an exotic decorative waterfall for your pool area.

A variety of colors are sure to catch the eyes of your guests.

A variety of colors are sure to catch the eyes of your guests.

FLOWERS
Summer is all about colors! Most back yards have the same beautiful greenery every year. Although the green is great, beautiful colors can be a fun way to give personality to your yard. Using planters is a great way to create patterns or rows of lively colors in any area of your choice. Choose a spot that will surely catch the eyes of your guests and use flowers that are summer favorites, such as; Goblin Blanket Flower, Red Valerians, Moonbeam Threaded Coreopsis, Pink Jewel Daisy Fleabane, and Hidcote English Lavander.

Friends and family gatherings can be enjoyed around a firepit.

Friends and family gatherings can be enjoyed around a firepit.

FIRE PIT
For those evenings of sitting under the clear sky, roasting marshmallows with the kids or sipping on some wine with friends, a perfect addition would be a fire pit. Sitting around with the people you enjoy spending time with, a fire pit is sure to add a level of beauty and warmth to those special moments. With a wide variety of styles and sizes to choose from you are sure to find a perfect fit for the personality you have in mind for your back yard.

WATERFALL
When it comes time to take a dip in your pool, you will surely want to add a touch of serenity with a corner waterfall. Add a touch of relaxation and paradise to your pool for everyone to enjoy. After all, who doesn't like the idea of escaping into another world while relaxing in the water enjoying the hot sun on your skin and the sound of the gentle stream?

Waterfalls can create a feel of paradise to any pool.

Waterfalls can create a feel of paradise to any pool.

Now, these are just a few ideas, but there are limitless ways to personalize your back yard. Create an environment that not only serves your family BBQs, and fun playtime with your children but also has the ability to be a personal relaxing getaway experience or a classy environment for a social gathering right outside your very own home.

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