Posted July 08, 2019 by Giuliano Franchi

Get Your Backyard Ready for 4th of July

4th of July weekend is all about family, friends, and fun in the sun. It’s a time to give thanks for freedom and spend time with those we love most.

This always highly-anticipated holiday is often met with travel, gridiron traffic, and millions of people looking to make the most of the extra time off they’ve been granted. However, you don’t need to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or even leave the comforts of your own home to make the most of your 4th of July weekend.

Your backyard is a perfect place to host a 4th of July BBQ full of food, games, and fun with friends and family. However, not every home is equipped with the landscaping essentials that make a backyard the perfect party destination. Here are some tips on how to get your backyard 4th of July ready in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

  1. Fire pits & BBQ’s

Fire Pits are a fun, cozy way to bring the family together to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you live in Massachusetts or California, a fire pit accommodates families not ready for the fun to end when the sun goes down!

In addition, a fire pit provides natural warmth and light, limiting the need to use electricity for the same purpose.

Best of all, fire pits can be built sustainably, keeping your entire backyard green and eco-friendly. Some questions you can ask yourself when looking for fire pit building materials are whether the stones you choose are sustainable.

For more information on enjoying a backyard campfire the eco-friendly way, click here.

  1. Succulents

Succulents have grown in popularity over the years largely due to the minimal maintenance needed to keep them thriving. Not only do succulents require little water, but they help us breathe better by keeping air fresh both indoors and out. Not to mention, they’re awfully nice to look at!

Succulents are a perfect addition and will spice up your backyard just in time for the 4th of July weekend festivities!

  1. Decorate your backyard with local products

Whether it be for your fire pit, BBQ, plants or lawn furniture, always buy locally. Better yet, buy local and handcrafted products for extra assurance of sustainability and longevity.

Keeping your home, both indoors and out energy efficient is not just something to consider for 4th of July weekend. Committing to an eco-friendly home has proven to lower monthly energy intake, meaning a smaller financial hit from your electric company and water provider.

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