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Making the Most of Your Backyard This Summer

Most people, especially young families, look for a home with a backyard. Many people think that the younger generation wants to live in a high-rise urban environment, but they’d be surprised to learn that this is only true when the potential home buyer is single. In fact, once millennials get married, statistics show that they want a suburban, traditional neighborhood with a backyard and safe surroundings for their new family.

So why do so many backyards go unused during these crucial, beautiful summer months? The answer may be different for every family, but making your backyard more appealing and fun is easy and affordable. Here are three easy way to make your backyard the premier summer destination.

1. Add a Fire Pit

No digging or excavation required for the new wave of modern backyard firepits. You can pick one up at the hardware store! But if you want a really special piece that looks as good as it functions, get one from a store that really knows the outdoors. Sierra Trading Post sells everything for the outdoors, from sports to home decor.

The fire pit above functions as a table when it’s not lit, and doesn’t require any installation. It burns wood, so you get that cozy feeling in your backyard without any damage to your grass or patio. If you can see this living in your backyard, grab it from Sierra Trading Post and get free shipping with our promos!

2. Get Your Family Outside with Monthly Subscription Boxes

This is the perfect solution for someone who doesn’t know where to start when it comes to getting outside more. Cairn is a monthly subscription box service that sends you a bunch of fun outdoor gear every month. This way, you and your family will be surprised every month with a new way to spend time outside. Sometimes you receive furniture, sometimes games and toys for outdoor sports or playtime. It’s always mysterious and always fun! Right now, you can get free shipping on your first Cairn box. It’s time to get the outdoor the fun started!

3. Add Music to the Outdoors

Nothing sets the mood for outdoor fun better than summertime music. A little wireless, Bluetooth-enabled speaker is all you need to turn your backyard into a bustling fun zone! There are many makers of wireless speakers, but Jabra stands out due to its rugged construction and tiny size. The Jabra Solemate has a shoe-like sole on the bottom so it will get traction on nearly any surface. It’s also waterproof, so crank up the sprinkler!

The Jabra Solemate Mini is less than $100 and you can save 20% by using a Jabra coupon! Soon, your backyard will be luring everyone from the kids to the neighbors.