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The Key Elements for Your Outdoor Space

Do you love to entertain and enjoy the outdoors? What better place to do both than your very own Atlanta lawn? There are so many options for creating the outdoor living space of your dreams. No matter the size of your yard or budget, you can come up with a plan to transform your yard into a unique oasis.

Decks and Patios: A solid surface such as a deck or patio provides a great location for outdoor seating. There are plenty of options from high-end slate patios or composite decks with extravagant outdoor kitchens to more budget-friendly DIY options like river rock patios and smaller wood decks. Regardless of which route you take, make sure you invest in some comfortable and durable seating and enough furniture to accommodate your average gathering. If you’re tight on space, picnic tables and benches are great choices!

Earth: Adding various colors and textures through your landscaping will help liven up your outdoor area. Design your landscape with all seasons in mind, using elements like pavers and rock walls to provide year-round interest. Incorporate evergreens to add color even when other plants have gone dormant. Add dimension to your space with raised beds or tiered garden boxes!

Water: Create a serene feel for your outdoor living area by incorporating a water feature. Again, size and scope may depend on your budget, but there is something for everyone out there. Even the sound provided by a bubbling tabletop fountain can create the calm retreat you’re looking for. If you really want to impress, consider professionally installed options like streams with waterfalls or extravagant water walls to border your patio.

Fire: Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are quite popular these days. They make for great gathering areas before and after meals and make your yard usable year-round. You’ll want to decide if you want your fire feature to be a static central feature like a fireplace or fire pit built into your patio, in which case you may also want to spring for built-in bench seating. Or perhaps you want a less permanent option that you can move to various locations in your yard like a smaller-scale fire pit or chiminea. Regardless of your choice, the ambiance and mood provided by fire elements is unbeatable.

If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor entertaining experience, combine all the elements of fire, water and earth with a fire pit, water feature and lush landscaping to bring your Atlanta lawn to a whole new level. Add some string lights and an outdoor sound system to really impress your guests!

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