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How to Enjoy Your Backyard Getaway in the Summer

backyard getaways are a perfect way to enjoy your outdoor space

Want to get away this summer? Well, look no further than your own backyard. Transform your outdoor space into the perfect place to rest, relax, and unwind with family and friends. Add square footage to your home by creating outdoor rooms for entertaining. Some outdoor furniture, updated landscaping, lighting, and special touches can turn your backyard from blah to ta-da.

A landscape designer will be able to help you get the aesthetic you want without having to deal with multiple contractors and construction companies. For tips on how to create and enjoy your own backyard getaway this summer, contact the expert team at Valley Landscaping at 410.983.6261.

Entertain All Summer Long

It’s time to up your landscaping game. Landscaping is more than just growing some grass in your yard. Think lush greenery, eye-catching flowering containers, outdoor dining centerpieces, living privacy screens, and more. In addition to plants and flowers, landscaping can include hardscapes like stone walkways leading to pools or decks, rock borders or gardens, stone walls, fire pits, and water features.

Being surrounded by greenery – even in a small outdoor space – creates the feeling of tranquility and allows you an escape from the stresses of your life, even if you don’t live in an area with lots of green space. The right landscape design can enhance and complement the rest of what you have planned for your backyard. Whether it’s plants surrounding your pool area or beautiful pathways filled with texture and color, your outdoor oasis is possible with a little planning and professional help.

Create an Outdoor Living Room


If outdoor privacy is an issue, there are a number of solutions. You can install a fence – there are plenty of options from DIY to custom installs – or a privacy wall. Don’t be afraid to get creative with fencing and wall ideas, including :

  • Rock walls
  • Prefab wood panels
  • Concrete
  • Bamboo
  • Walls created entirely of tall plants, shrubs, and trees
  • Modern aluminum walls to border property lines

Lighting and Ambience

Don’t forget about setting the mood with things like music and lighting. Install outdoor speakers (or bring out your portable Bluetooth speaker), and light candles or tiki torches. Landscape lighting can help highlight and define certain areas and provide the visibility needed at night. Hang strands of twinkle or globe lights for a festive feel. Consider installing a water feature to block out traffic noise or noisy neighbors if you live in a busy area.

Decks and patios

Decking outside your home or around a pool creates a perfect place for seating and dining in your backyard. Alternatively, free-standing stone patios can be created anywhere you have space. A fire pit or patio heater can keep you and your guests cozy on cool nights. And no outdoor entertaining space is complete without the grill of your choice to cook the ultimate backyard feast.

Fun and games

A pool (whether permanent or a temporary, seasonal option) or hot tub could be the centerpiece of your backyard. But there are plenty of things to make your outdoor space interactive and fun. Lawn games like horseshoes, croquet, cornhole, ladder ball or lifesize Jenga can entertain family and guests for hours on end.

For the ultimate backyard getaway, build your own bar, man cave, or she-shed.

Contact Valley Landscaping for More Outdoor Ideas

An outdoor space isn’t fully complete without landscaping. Maybe you need a complete landscape remodel, or perhaps you are looking to build an outdoor space around the landscaping you already have in place. Either way, professional landscaping will be an essential part of the budget for your new outdoor space.

Contact Valley Landscaping today at 410.983.6261 for your free consultation and quote on the luxury outdoor living space of your dreams.