Summer is just around the corner, meaning longer and warmer days filled with fun activities. If you own a house with a backyard, or you’re about to own one, then you’re likely planning out how to get it summer ready, especially if where you live has a cold winter. Backyards are the perfect spots for entertaining, but only if you take the steps to get it looking good. In terms of upgrading and renovating, there are a range of options at your fingertips. Whether your goals are just to get it looking nice for both yourself and a few guests or you want the backyard perfect for summertime parties, we have a few ideas for you to try out. 

Work on the Landscaping

First and foremost, you’ll want to get the landscaping and lawn looking good to go. Whether you’ve got a big backyard or not, there are endless ways to improve the overall appearance of your space without having to spend tons of money and time. Start by simply cleaning up the yard of any debris, weeds, and trash. Then, assess if you’re in need of a fence for privacy if you don’t already have one! 

Once the yard is cleaned up and you have a nice private fence, you can start having some fun with the landscaping. If it’s on budget, hire a lawn care or landscaping company to get you jump started. If you’re more of a DIYer, then get started with some trees, shrubs, plants, and other garden-esque decorations.

Consider Installing a Pool

During those hot summer days where you’re uncomfortable even in the shade, an outdoor swimming pool is the perfect touch. According to top agent insights, swimming pools are an enormous asset to homeowners for a few reasons. First, they’re just plain fun to have around. Second, they’ve become especially valuable ever since the pandemic first hit. If you ever want to move, the pool will provide extra value to your home, even if you’re selling your home for cash! They provide something fun to do without you having to leave the house. Additionally, who doesn’t want to have a summer pool party—great for both children and adults! 

Purchase a Fire Pit or Fireplace 

Pools can be a pretty expensive purchase, but something that most homeowners can afford is a fireplace or fire pit. This is one of the most popular backyard upgrades available. There are plenty of options for fire pits including, wood burning, gas burning, and propane burning! Each type of fire pit offers its own set of benefits, whether it be warmth or some simple ambiance. 

Put Together a Furniture Setup

Most importantly, if you’re going to use your backyard for parties and gatherings, a furniture set is very important. You can opt for a table, some chairs, and an umbrella or you can go with an entire outdoor living room set. Both of these will make your backyard feel comfortable and look amazing! Once you have the basics, you can have fun with some outdoor decor, like pillows, rugs, dinner ware, and more!

Make your outside an oasis with some of the ideas mentioned above. You’ll have the perfect backyard for entertaining others as well as just hanging out on your own!