Summer is a time of warm afternoons and long evenings, perfect for spending time outside. Barbecues, parties, and quiet evenings at home are all better when they happen outside on a warm summer night. Having a nice yard makes these activities easier. Here are some fun additions to help you enjoy your yard this summer! 

Create a Patio

A beautiful lawn is great, but sometimes it’s nice to have a solid surface for your lawn furniture and grill. A patio is a perfect place for summer grill-outs and Fourth of July parties. Adding a patio to your yard makes it much easier to enjoy the area all summer. 

Add a Built-In Fire Pit

There’s something about a campfire that really speaks of summer. Adding a built-in fire pit to your yard helps you harness that feeling quickly and safely. A built-in fire pit is a perfect place to roast marshmallows, or just to sit by while you chat with friends and enjoy the weather. These cozy additions can make any back yard feel more welcoming. 

Build a Deck

A deck is a perfect way to add a bit of a view to your yard. A deck is an elevated outdoor escape. You can consider it an extension of your patio for parties, or leave it as an outdoor hideaway just for you. With relatively little construction, you can connect a deck to any room with a window. Your morning coffee will be that much nicer when drunk from your new deck, whether it’s an offshoot of your master bedroom, living room, or kitchen. 

Install a Lighting System 

If you like spending the long, warm nights outside, an outdoor lighting system will make your life easier. You can light up the whole yard for big parties, or focus lights on your patio, garden, or walkways. A lighting system can help you control the mood of your yard, no matter what time of year it is. Furthermore, a lighting system is practical. No more stumbling around in the dark when you let a pet outside, or wondering what that noise in the yard was. Just turn on the lights!

Build a Water Feature 

When you want to add some nature to your yard, consider installing a water feature. These calming additions can be as simple as a small fountain or as complex as a pond, waterfall, or pool. A water feature adds some calming white noise to your yard while helping keep your yard cool. 

Summer will be here before you know it. You deserve to enjoy your yard to the fullest, all summer long. If you are in the Newburyport, MA area, call the hardscape design experts at GCS Services today to get your installation ready before summer! 978-388-0935

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