Backyard Brainstorms

June is when it’s just pleasant enough to enjoy subtropical, sunny glory – but not so hot as to send us hibernating to the AC vents (that comes in July). It’s the Season of the Backyard, the Time of Dads, Brothers and Beer Brethren in backyard kingdoms, and we have suggestions for adding extra sparkle.

Putting Green

For the passionate golfer, nothing’s better than a small (or large, depending on the level of devotion) practice green right outside. If you need a mental health break or just want to practice your swing, this is a perfect little corner to tuck into and enjoy. Plus, it adds a little extra character to brighten up the space. 


The Fire Pit

Who doesn’t love a good bonfire? Fire pits serve as a cozy inclusion to any backyard – and the good news is they don’t have to break the bank! With a variety of materials and sizes to consider, a fire pit adds a great gathering space with a modest amount of effort. It’s always wise to do your research before choosing materials, but we did find some great ideas for do-it-yourself fire pits to inspire! 



Outdoor Summer Kitchen 

While the image of a man at the grill may be a bit of a stereotype, that doesn’t mean it’s untrue. Backyard grilling is a staple of summer, and outdoor kitchens make it even easier and more fun to have a nosh in the great outdoors. Again, you might not relish the idea of dealing with a contractor, so you might find some more manageable options here:


Check out our blog for more information and resources, plus additional links for ideas we found: 


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