Backyarding became a way of life as lawns, gardens, patios, and decks evolved into outdoor offices, classrooms, family gathering places, and the new ‘hot spots’ in our neighborhoods.
A shady table can double as a home office, study zone, art table, or dining spot. A hammock or outdoor sofa can suffice for napping, reading, or studying.
Note where electrical outlets are and if you need an outdoor-rated extension cord to accommodate all of the electronics used outside.
Assess the backyard and do some basic “clean up.” Fix bare patches in the grass. Use a leaf blower to clean out flower beds.
Trees, shrubs, and bushes offer cover from neighbors, deliver shade, camouflage unsightly pool equipment, and air handlers, and tamp down the noise