Alair Homes Camrose

When we get days of above zero, I feel like I see people out in their shorts and flip flops because we all know we can’t wait for the summer days to be here! Here are a few things to consider when planning your backyard for parties, relaxing or entertaining the kids.


We all love seeing the buds on the trees or the tulips pop from the ground. One way to make your backyard welcoming and cozy is to have nature. Trees, flowers, hanging baskets and green grass all bring a sense of relaxation and freshness to a backyard.

Patio and comfy furniture

Of course, we need a place to sit and visit or soak in the rays. There are so many different types of patio furniture out there that the sky’s the limit with this one. Do your research to find the best deal or even look into buying second hand. Think about the main purpose for your outdoor space to make sure you are getting the best option for seating. Whether it be entertaining many guests or having the kids outside, you want to have a place to put your feet up and enjoy the sun! 

Fire pit and lanterns

Have a fire pit to roast a marshmallow or to keep those mosquitos away is always a good way to cozy up a space. There are a lot of other unique options out there if your backyard doesn’t have the space or comply with city bylaw to allow for a firepit. Lanterns around a deck give a romantic feel and don’t take up a lot of space. They are also easy to move to accommodate for different set ups.

Whatever you do to make your backyard more enjoyable it’ll be worth it! The warm summer days go by so fast so you want to get the most out of them.