Getting Your Yard Ready for the Summer Season: 4 Things to Remember

Getting Your Yard Ready for the Summer Season: 4 Things to Remember
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    Summer is finally here and that means that many homes will be getting their yards in shape for a season of playing, gardening, and entertaining.

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Get your yard ready for summer by building a new fence (or improving an old one), establishing an entertainment area, creating a kids zone, and growing a garden.

Building a Fence

Summer is the perfect time for families to enjoy playing in their yards, but with this time of year also comes concerns for both children’s and pets’ safety. Building a new fence, or improving an old one, is essential to provide safety for children and pets that might be outside during the summer season. If you’re not sure what kind of fence would work well with your yard and children, consult a professional. Pros can give you a good idea of what style suits your yard, what kinds of prices you’ll be looking at etc… Make sure you choose wisely, as some pros are just in it for the money.

Establish an Entertainment Area

Designating an area of your yard for entertaining is the perfect way to feel comfortable inviting friends or family to your home during the summer months. Set up the grill, outdoor tables and chairs, music, and an umbrella in this space so that it is inviting for guests. Make this space more enjoyable by using an outdoor area rug, outdoor throw pillows, plants, wind chimes, or bird feeders to enhance the look of the area. Your guests will never want to leave!

Create a Kids Zone

Kids love playing outside in the summertime, and parents should encourage their children to do so as opposed to being indoors. That being said, it is essential to have a designated kids’ zone to avoid the entire yard being taken up by toys and other activities. Set aside a portion of your yard for a variety of kids’ activities. Examples of these include a small pool, Slip n’ Slide, or sprinkler system. You can even set up a child sized picnic table in this area to make kids feel like it is their own space.  Make sure that this kids zone is in the fenced in area. You want your kids to stay safe when outside at play.

Grow a Garden

Finally, growing a garden is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature in the summer while also conserving money on fruits and vegetables. Designate a small portion of your yard as an area for a garden. If you are short on space, there are a wide variety of vegetables that can be grown in containers. Either way, choose easy to grow veggies like carrots, zucchini and snap peas so that you can see the fruits of your labor quickly.

By constructing a sturdy fence, establishing an entertainment area, designating a kids’ zone and growing a vegetable garden, you will be able to enjoy your yard to the fullest extent this summer.

Chaleigh Glass is a freelance writer that lives in NYC. She writes about anything from Riverside Ironworks a company that does fencing in Richmond Virginia, to how spice up your love life. In her free time she enjoys golf, snowboarding, and photography.

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