If you find yourself spending more time indoors than outdoors when the weather is nice, it could be because your backyard is missing some key features that would make it more enjoyable. With so many beautiful days in Central Oklahoma to enjoy, it’s a smart investment to make the most of your outdoor space. 

Check out our list of all the things we think make a backyard more appealing, and contact GloScapes of Central Oklahoma today if you’re ready to start exploring outdoor lighting options for your home.

New Patio Furniture

If your current patio furniture is a little lackluster and outdated, now is the perfect time to replace it. With a few weeks of summer left, a lot of stores are offering sales on outdoor and patio furniture. You can find beautiful pieces for a bargain that will allow you to make the most of the end of your summer.

Are you thinking about throwing a Labor Day party? Make sure you have enough seating for all of your guests. You can find lounging areas, dining areas, and much more to turn your backyard into an inviting and relaxing place to hang out.

Flower or Vegetable Garden

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of growing your own food or home decor. Backyards are usually the perfect space to build a few garden beds and start planting seeds or sprouted plants. Not only will this add some beauty to your backyard, but it also gives you a new hobby to explore.

Don’t fret that summer is almost over, either. There are plenty of flowers and vegetables that are in season during the fall and winter that you can plant. 

Potted Plants

If gardening isn’t really your thing, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little more green to your backyard. Potted plants are great for back patios because the sun and rain do a lot of the plant care for you. Many plants add a pop of color or even a delightful scent that you can enjoy with a cool beverage on the porch with friends.

When it gets too chilly outside, you can just bring these plants inside to take care of during the off-season and enjoy year-round.

An Outdoor Kitchen

How far you go with this is up to you. Some people need as little as a grill to satisfy their outdoor kitchen dreams, while others want a fully-stocked bar and mini-fridge to store ingredients in. Another fun idea for an outdoor kitchen is a pizza oven. Not only does this prevent your home from getting too warm by using the oven, but it’s a unique way to enjoy cooking and spend time with others in the great outdoors.

Outdoor Lighting

A backyard space will never be complete without the proper outdoor lighting to enjoy the weather and the company of your loved ones at any time of day. At GloScapes of Central Oklahoma, we offer a variety of outdoor lighting options to help turn your backyard into the perfect hangout spot. Learn more about our virtual demos, check out before and after photos, and contact us today to get started on your outdoor lighting project.