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Everyone deserves to have somewhere on their property to retreat to after a hard day at work. It might be an area you create just for you or an entire space planned out for entertaining family and friends. You might dream of having such a place in your backyard, but knowing how to make your dreams a reality is not always easy. If you need a helping hand enhancing your backyard, any of these ideas below might appeal. 

A Dining Area

Summer entertaining can often be made much easier when you have somewhere to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine outdoors with family and friends. If you’re unsure how to create such a space, landscaping experts at Neave Commercial Landscaping might be of assistance. 

Such an area can be established in a dedicated patio area, on a deck, or even in a pergola. You can also get creative with unique outdoor dining suites, outdoor kitchens, and fabulous lighting to tie the whole look together. 

A Water Feature

A water feature, such as a fountain or pond, can be an idyllic addition to any large or small yard that lacks a focal point. Water features attract wildlife, reduce noise pollution, and might even be soothing for those experiencing stress. Once a water feature takes pride of place in a yard, other elements like seating, lighting, and gardens can be developed around it. 


When you have a beautiful backyard, it’s only natural to want to spend as much time in it as possible. However, it can sometimes become quite uncomfortable once night falls when you’re unable to see the faces of your guests. 

As you’re developing your backyard for entertaining, think about the value high-quality lighting can bring. Tiki torches, fairy lights, energy-efficient spotlights, and walkway lighting might all be options you consider to provide ambiance and ample lighting for entertainment long into the night. 

A Fire Pit

When you invite family and friends over for an outdoor dinner in your backyard, the meal, discussions, and drinks can hold their attention for at least a few hours. However, once the dinner dishes are cleared away, it’s not always easy to know how to keep your guests entertained. 

A fire pit might be an ideal solution. When safely installed with seating, your guests can enjoy spending time warming their bodies around a crackling fire while possibly even satisfying their sweet tooth with smores or toasted marshmallows. 

A Hot Tub

Creating a backyard paradise can be challenging, especially when you’re unsure how to work with a blank canvas. However, if you were to install a hot tub, you might be surprised at how the rest of your backyard design can come together seamlessly. 

When you position a hot tub in a sheltered area near your home, you can pair it with pathways, forms of shelter, lighting, and seating that all work in harmony. Once the installation is complete, you have somewhere to entertain friends and relax after a hard day of work. 

Enhancing your backyard can take creativity and imagination. However, if you started with any of these features above and worked with landscaping experts, you might be surprised at how quickly you can end up with the outdoor paradise of your dreams.

partnered post • cc-licensed image by Randy Fath