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As the weather warms up, you’re ready to enjoy summer BBQs and get-togethers, but is your backyard? Here are four ideas to create a stunning backyard hangout.

Permeable Pavers

One of the most important parts of creating a backyard for entertaining is having space for a table, grill and seats. A popular, sustainable paver option is permeable pavers, which help reduce surface water runoff by absorbing it and allowing the water to seep into the ground.

Retaining Walls

Incorporating a retaining wall into a backyard design can improve an outdoor space’s functionality and provides more flexibility.

If your backyard has slopes or is at risk for erosion, a retaining wall could be a good fit. Surrounding a sloping area with an aesthetically pleasing retaining wall will allow you to utilize space that couldn’t be used before.

River and Decorative Rock

Looking to update your backyard without completely changing it? Decorative stones, boulders and river rocks can enhance any existing backyard feature.

River rock, for example, can add an extra element of design or creativity to a water feature. Decorative rock can be added to landscape edging designs to help turf or native plant landscapes pop.

Fire Features

A popular outdoor design element to incorporate are fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. Fire features allow you to utilize your space day and night, giving you more time to enjoy the outdoors. Customize your feature with a variety of shapes and sizes, by using either natural gas or propane, and incorporating different fire glass options.

How can you get these features incorporated into your backyard?

There are great local landscape contractors that can help you design, build and install your new outdoor sanctuary. If you’re looking for inspiration, stop by your local Ewing Hardscape Supply in Brighton.