The cold is finally coming to an end. That’s right, winter is heading out the door and spring is right on it’s heels. And that means one thing and one thing only – backyard afternoons and evenings are about to fill your weekends once again. There is no better time to prep your yard for primetime than right as winter is ending, so that you can get things ready to rumble by the time the weather is just right. Here are three backyard features that you should think about as winter ends to revitalize your backyard.
The first backyard feature that you should think about as winter comes to an end is installing a fire pit in your backyard. There are few singular elements that can transform your backyard as completely as a fire pit in your backyard. A fire pit in your backyard will allow outdoors activities to continue at all hours of the night, and in nearly any temperature. Nothing beats smores on a brisk fall evening, or roasting hot dogs over a fire on the fourth of July in your own backyard. You won’t regret going for a fire pit!
Another truly incredible backyard feature that you should think about adding as winter ends is an outdoor kitchen. If you or anyone in your family is a particularly gifted chef, give them a space to cook and entertain from outside. Building an outdoor kitchen can totally transform how you live and let you enjoy the outdoors more, especially if you maintain it. Your outdoor kitchen should be covered when not in use to protect it from dirt and the elements. Make sure that you have an awning, or other rain covering for the elements of your outdoor kitchen to keep them safe year-round.
The final backyard feature that you should think about adding as winter ends is a deck or patio. If you don’t already have a deck or patio, it is an absolute must to have a social gathering in your backyard. A deck or patio can immediately give you a more structured space to gather in your backyard to celebrate. You can even go for an outdoor living room approach and place couches, furniture, TVs, and other amenities as you see fit.
There is no better time to think about upgrading your backyard than when winter is about to end. But not all backyard upgrades are equal when it comes to usefulness. Check out these three backyard features that can revolutionize your backyard’s utility this spring and summer.
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