5 Creative Ways To Transform Your Backyard For Entertaining

Have you always wanted your yard to be the place everyone likes to hang out?

Being the host of an exciting backyard party can be difficult to achieve when your yard doesn’t have the right elements to do so. Your backyard can be a place for you and your family to relax but also have some fun. This article highlights some projects and ideas you can add to transform your backyard to be the spotlight of any event.

A Place To Sit And Relax

Stunning patio in Rocky Hill CTThe first addition you might want to consider for your backyard transformation is a relaxing and spacious place for you and your guests to sit. Whether your backyard is the place for nightly cocktail parties, simple weekday dinners or to host a party for your child’s sports team, having seating is an important element. After all, a lack of or uncomfortable furniture can quickly make it difficult for people to enjoy themselves hindering conversation and making hosting difficult. To fully transform your backyard, consider adding a deck or patio that has a spacious place for people to sit and relax. Not sure how you want the design of your seating to look? Talk to your landscaping contractor that can give you ideas that will work best for your yard and budget.

Beautiful Lights To Brighten The Night

Patio in Rocky Hill CT with outdoor lightingCreatively adding lights to your yard can brighten up any event. Lights are perfect for those nighttime events. When it comes to lighting, the options are endless to add any vibe you want. Lights don’t need to be just for function.

Get creative and wrap some lights around your tree or even around the trim of other outdoor structures. You’ll be surprised how this simple element can help to completely transform your yard.

Fire Pit For A Fun Bonfire

Top quality fire it in Rocky Hill CTThere’s something nostalgic about sitting next to the relaxing warmth of a backyard fire. Yet, fire pits offer a lot more than gazing at the flames. Fire pits are great to extend the entertainment well past dark. You’d be amazed at all the different types of fire pits available that can transform your yard with the style you love. From portable to permanent, the following are just a few of the many options available for fire pits:

  • In-Ground Fire Pits
  • Olympian Style Fire Pits
  • Cityscape Fire Pits
  • Even Fire Pit Tables!

Renovate Your Pool

Stunning pool designs in Rocky Hill CTWhen you look out into your backyard, your swimming pool should be an attractive and appealing focus. You shouldn’t feel stressed or disappointed by what you see. With winter here, there is no better time to start planning your dream pool renovation for the upcoming warmer weather. A damaged or dirty pool can be off putting for guests and renovating your pool is a great way to add to your backyard transformation.

With endless options, you can enhance the pool’s design, enlarge the size for more space and even add gorgeous features such as a waterfall or a hot tub. Whether your dipping your toes in the water or hosting a pool party, look into different poolscapes that can make your pool the center focus of your backyard transformation.

Adding A Backyard Kitchen/Bar

Pergola, patio & pool designs with fire pit in Rocky Hill CTTo really liven up the party, add your very own beautiful backyard kitchen and bar. An outdoor kitchen magnifies your living space and admits you to cook, eat and entertain at the comfort of your own home. Summer may be the best time for a backyard BBQ but a well-designed outdoor kitchen will let you enjoy cooking outside beyond the warmer months. Incorporating a kitchen and an innovative bar to your outdoor setting is a creative way to add versatility and amusement to your home.

Outdoor kitchens should be as functional as an indoor kitchen as well as possess the qualities of a warm and entertaining welcome. Your outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a grill, table and chairs, or as elaborate as a fully outfitted kitchen complete with built-in appliances and seating. Talk to your contractor to assess the best options to transform your backyard.

Clarke Landscaping | Transforming Your Backyard

Clarke Landscapes LLC is a full service landscape contractor dedicated to expert design, quality, and craftsmanship. It is our mission to provide our customers with a complete project that fits their needs and vision.  While Clarke Landscapes LLC serves residential and commercial customers with a wide range of projects, we enjoy specializing in residential projects.  Landscaping services include the design and installation of walls, walkways, patios, plantings, poolscapes, water features, as well as complete yard renovations, grading, drainage solutions, lawn installations, demolition, excavation, outdoor lighting and other specialties. 

Want to learn more about how we can transform your yard? Give us a call today at 860-643-1221.



"We didn't want to let too much time pass before writing to you. We are so pleased with the patio and have already used it many times in the past few weeks. We always had a nice retreat in the woods - but now we are actually USING the space to read, cook and relax. Your team was a pleasure to work with on the project. Dave kept everything moving and we felt very well informed throughout the build. He went above and beyond to make sure that our property was well cared for and that the patio ultimately fit our vision. Jimmy was the other key component to the team. He is an extremely hard worker that was very dedicated to the project and easily served as our onsite contact when Dave was unavailable. We cannot compliment either of them enough! From the beginning, we have loved your vision for this project and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you for creating our new backyard oasis! It's perfect." Read more comments

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