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How to Improve Your Backyard for Summer!




Could your yard use a little pick-me-up? Summertime means spending your weekends barbecuing, throwing pool parties, or just lounging around with some pals...and we want your yard to be ready for all of it! Take a look at these great ideas we found to help transform your backyard into the ultimate hangout spot this summer.





Raised Bed Garden

Perhaps your garden needs some TLC, or maybe you don’t even have a garden yet. A raised garden bed could give your yard the clean and sophisticated look it’s been missing. Plus, nothing tastes as good as home-grown veggies! EXAMPLE

 (Photo Source: ehow.com


Utility Box Cover

Do you have a corner of your yard that’s cluttered with utility boxes? Try putting together a box cover and make that eyesore disappear! EXAMPLE

  (Photo Source: www.designertrapped.com)



Build a Fire Pit

Who doesn’t love an evening around the campfire? Add a firepit to your yard for fun summer nights of s’mores, hotdogs, and ghost stories! EXAMPLE

 (Photo Source: www.ehow.com)


DIY Farmhouse Bench

A cute, simple bench can add character to any space in your home, especially under a shady spot in the backyard. With a quick trip to Home Depot, you can make one yourself! EXAMPLE

           (Photo Source: www.thecreativemom.com)     


Build a Floating Deck

If you’re up for a bigger summer project, this is the perfect one for you! A floating deck may take a little more time, but the end result will look super snazzy. Isn’t it time you had an outdoor dining room? EXAMPLE

     (Photo Source: blog.homedepot.com) 


Bird Houses

There’s nothing like reading a good book in the sunshine while being accompanied by chirping birds. Create your own birdhouses to hang in your yard for some additional cuteness! The happy birds will be a nice touch. EXAMPLE

    (Photo Source: thediydreamer.com


DIY Backyard Decor

If you love crafting and being creative, then you’ll definitely want to try making some of these adorable decorations. You’ll have tons of fun and your guests will be so impressed! EXAMPLE

  (Photo Source: www.woohome.com)


Enjoy spending time in your gorgeous new yard this summer! For architectural guidelines at Whitney Ranch, please visit the HOA website.