Summer Activities to Enjoy in Your New Home

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 20, 2019

So you did it. You bought a brand new home! Now you can enjoy a wide variety of summer activities in your own back yard! Here are some examples of fun summer activities suitable for everyone.


Build Your Own Outdoor Kitchen


The only thing better than delicious food is delicious food outside! Currently, there are a wide variety of layouts and equipment for anyone’s taste. Creating a fun outside bbq area or an intimate night time dinner outdoors is now well within a spectrum of budgets. Being outdoors with family and friends can turn a simple meal into fond memories for years to come. While everyone’s outside, games such as corn hole, horseshoes, badminton, etc. can be enjoyed by everyone. Be sure to have a variety of game options on hand so that everyone can enjoy their favorite game!


Start An Herb or Flower Garden


If plants are more your thing, or you just like to eat fresh and organic, you might consider starting a herb or flower garden in your new home’s yard. While most plants are traditionally started in Spring, Summer is not too late to enjoy fresh parsley, rosemary, etc. straight from your back yard. Bonus Tip: If a full herb garden is too time consuming, you can still plant smaller herb pots in your kitchen with minimal effort. Fresh herbs can brighten up any dish, and if you’re entertaining, an herb garden can be a great conversation starter! Flowers from a flower garden can make any room in your new home more vibrant and inviting. Depending on your hardiness zone, you can likely grow flowers most of the year.


Groom Your Landscaping Heaven


What better to compliment your new abode than a great landscaping scheme. There are many options to choose from to make your home perfectly adapted to the look that you like. If you like more privacy, there is an abundance of hedging plants and trees (cypress trees are great for this purpose). Other landscaping touches are also nice to have and can actually add to your home’s value. Lining and mulching your flower beds can make the colors of the flower pop against a darker background. Installing outdoor lighting is also a great option. While this may take a little more expertise, it can really make your newly-built home stand out and look stunning!


Gather Round the Fire


A fire pit can add a great atmosphere to any outdoor space. Fire pits are warm, inviting, and can be used for “over-the-fire” cooking (think smores!) or to huddle around during the chillier months of the year.

Find the Perfect Patio Furniture


Patios are every bit as customizable and livable as indoor spaces. New improvements in weather proofing have led to some outdoor furniture and decor that could be mistaken for that meant for the indoors. Even designers are getting in on the action!


Start Composting


If you took our previous suggestion of starting a garden, or you’d just like to be more environmentally friendly with your waste disposal, composting can turn organic matter into a highly rich growing medium for your garden or yard. Egg shells, leftover plant parts from meals, and even paper scraps can come together to give you a great final product. Go here for more information.


Legacy Homes is committed to building innovative new homes in north Alabama at the best value to feature ratio possible. If you have already bought a home from us, we hope that you enjoy all of Summer’s fun activities in the comfort in and out of your new home. If you’re looking to buy a new home, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation.





Kelly Ruh

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