Blog / How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Summer Party Destination

Barbeques. Pool parties. Outdoor movies. Summer is a time for parties, and your backyard is the place to do it. But before you throw the season’s big bash, your backyard may need a little makeover. Here are some tips to help you make your backyard this summer’s ultimate hot spot.

Install a fire pit

There’s nothing like huddling around a fire on a cool summer night and roasting some s’mores with friends. Sure, you can throw together a DIY fire pit. But a professional and more permanent fixture will keep the party going for years to come. 

Put a roof over your head

A pergola or other roof structure provides a cozy place to gather and can keep the party outside even if some rain tries to spoil your fun. Plus, you can affix a zip-on screen to keep the mosquitos away. 

Get your grass in order

A lush, healthy lawn provides the perfect foundation for a summer get-together. Tackle your lawn well in advance to get it primed for summer and break out the croquet set, soccer balls, and other outdoor games. 

Have a place to sit

Your party guests deserve better than some foldup beach chairs that you hauled in from the garage. Look for spring sales on outdoor furniture that will make the lazy days of summer more relaxing. And if you don’t have a place for furniture, consider a patio installation for the next upgrade to your home.  


You like to decorate for indoor parties, so why not beautify the backyard as well? Fresh flowers and plants, pavers, mulch, and more can make your backyard aesthetically pleasing and ready to party. 

Get Primed to Party in Raleigh, NC

If you’re planning a summer party in your backyard, make Redwood Land Design your first call. From landscaping and sodding to building fire pits and pergolas to hardscaping services, the team at Redwood Land Design has your backyard needs covered. We can even create custom wood furniture for you.

Contact us online to set up a consultation about how to turn your backyard into the life of the party.