There are several simple ways to make your backyard or garden more enjoyable and usable during the summer.  Now is the time you enjoy the warm, long summer days, entertain family and friends with barbecues and alfresco dining.

Make sure the patio or deck is in good condition by inspecting the wood, stone or brick.  Buy some pots and plant colorful flowers and blooming plants.  Adding an attractive outdoor rug to place under your outdoor furniture.  Coordinate with colorful pillows.   By simply adding attractive place settings, you can complete the look. 

A fountain adds charm and a peaceful feeling to the ambiance.  For cool summer evenings, a fire pit is a sure bet.  There are so many small, inexpensive ways to enhance your outdoor living space and spend many enjoyable summer days in the outdoors.