Landscape Design Ideas for Future Summer Fun

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Soon, it will be time to reclaim your backyard, soak up the sun, and enjoy the nice weather.

While your backyard is probably pretty enjoyable as is, why not improve it? Here are a few great landscape design ideas from the best fencing company in the area that will take your yard to the next level.

Screened Porches

Screened porches are an excellent way to enjoy summertime air in a comfortable way. Halfway between being closed and open air, our porches have a light screen that provides the feel of being outside, but keeps bugs and pests out. They also allow homeowners to enjoy their yards in all sorts of weather.  Screened porches provide protection from the rain and comfortable shade from the harsh sunlight as well.

It’s also a great place to bring company. Host friends and neighbors for a nice dinner outdoors, without having to worry about flies!


Gazebos are another incredibly popular way to not only make your yard more useful, but also increase your property value. Similar to screened porches, gazebos provide homeowners with shelter.  This allows them to enjoy their yard no matter what the weather is like.

The main differences between gazebos and screened porches, though, is that gazebos are far more aesthetically pleasing. Gazebos are elegant, rustic, and picturesque, as they lend this aesthetic quality to the entire yard they inhabit.  This can increase your property value.

A gazebo is a great place to host a party as well. It’s a focal point that guests will naturally congregate around, making it a good place for food or drinks.


Last but far from least, homeowners can add decks to their home to make their yards more enjoyable, and, in fact, they often do.  Experts believe that between 2007 and 2017, the U.S. deck and patio industry grew at a rate of 2.2% annually.

If decks weren’t such a great addition, why would so many homeowners get them?  Plus, quality craftsmanship can make them last for decades — about 40 million decks in the United States are over 20 years old.

A gazebo, deck or screened porch enables you to spend more quality time with your family this summer.

Contact us today at Long Fence for more landscape design ideas!