Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

Summers can get hot in Pennsylvania. Rather than hide in your house for three months, make your outdoor space a personal oasis. There are lots of ways to beat the heat and get outside at the same time.

Water, Water and More Water

What better way to cool down than a pool to dip your toes in, or better yet, jump in? There’s no need to dig up your yard and overspend on an in-ground pool; if you have space, there are lots of options for services that provide above-ground pools Pittsburgh area. If you’re worried that it’s too much work, don’t worry, there are also services that can maintain your pool for you. Just imagine lounging in a floatie with a cold drink- it will all be worth it.

Create Shade

There are plenty of simple ways to make your backyard a shady retreat. Add umbrellas in strategic locations, find a large canopy you can set up or install an overhang from your house. If you’re really dedicated, you could even plant some trees for a long-term, more permanent solution. Not only will this make your backyard seem cooler and help protect your skin from the sun’s rays, but it will also add some style to your space.

Make It Comfortable

Now that your yard hosts a water feature and provides plenty of shade, make it a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing place to hang out. Find some cozy outdoor furniture for lounging and entertaining. Add a BBQ to bring the kitchen outdoors and to provide a good excuse for having people over. Create a magical ambiance with twinkle lights and a fire pit. Don’t forget some citronella candles to keep the mosquitoes away.

Air conditioning is tempting, but don’t waste your entire summer in front of the TV. Save on electricity by getting outside and socializing with your friends and neighbors in your very own slice of paradise. You’ll be the talk of the town!