Our Favorite Backyard Upgrades for the Ultimate Summer Soiree

With weather warming up, homeowners throughout San Diego are refreshing their backyards and upgrading them with one-of-a-kind features. Our team has come up with all our favorite tips to help create a custom backyard landscape that is designed specifically for entertaining friends and family all summer long. Here are our favorite backyard landscaping ideas that you can be proud to show off!

Kids’ Fun Zone

When the kids are happy, everyone is happy! Create the perfect play area for the kids to explore while parents enjoy appetizers and drinks by the pool. Include an old-fashioned tire swing or a homemade swing made from a sanded-down board and some heavy-duty rope. A sunken trampoline or tetherball pole can add even more fun for the kids, too.


Backyard Putting Greens

While it might be tempting to install do-it-yourself backyard putting greens, it’s important to remember that quality is paramount. We offer custom backyard putting green installations in the San Diego area so that you are able to get a green that is suited for your level of skill. You and your friends can enjoy sunny summer afternoons outside. Friendly competitions in the backyard lead to real results out on the links.


Pet-Friendly Facilities

Don’t forget your furry friends when the festivities kick off! Create a dog run where pets can lounge while you entertain in the backyard. Start with dog-friendly artificial grass to cover the ground in your selected area. Be sure to provide plenty of shade, water and toys to keep pets happy while you enjoy the great outdoors together. Our pet grass even uses Heat Reduction Technology, which will do more to help keep your pets cool in the summer than traditional pet area surfaces. It’s even safe to put your dog run right next to your seating areas; our pet turf includes odor-mitigating infill, which keep the space hygienic year-round.


Water Features

If you can’t splurge for a swimming pool, consider something smaller like a wading or reflecting pool. Fountains and waterfalls also add a natural element to your yard that helps bring people together in a calming atmosphere. As an added bonus, water features will also attract wildlife to your yard. Enjoy watching the birds splash and play as you sip your morning coffee.


Fire Up the Fun

There is no better way to bring people together than lighting a cozy outdoor fire on a summer night. Whether you choose a free-standing fire pit that can be moved from one location to another or a built-in model, this upgrade makes it easy to enjoy entertaining. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores for some evening fun or simply warm your toes on cool nights. This is one feature that consistently comes with rave reviews no matter the season.


Barbecue Bliss

Invite the friends over for a classic cookout on your new built-in barbecue grill and christen your home as the new go-to hang out destination this summer. Include a high-top bar with plenty of seating so your friends can chat and hang out while you man the grill. Be sure to use fire-safe elements around this space, like our artificial grass. Synscapes of Southern California is one of a handful of companies nationwide that carries product that has passed the requirements of ASTM E108 and received the coveted Class A fire safety rating. Overhead string lighting can help this scene transition from day to night for fun that never ends!


Get Shady

Don’t leave your guests to bake in the sun! Add a pergola to your patio design with or without a retractable sun shade. This will help protect you from harmful UV rays while you enjoy the fresh air and warm temperatures. Retractable sun shades can be adjusted to allow more or less light based on your guest’s preferences, making this a simple solution everyone can get behind.


Don’t settle for the same old bland backyard this year. Make the most of your space with custom landscaping elements and design features that make it easy to spend time with loved ones. With a little planning, everyone will want to spend time at your house this summer. Contact us to learn more about custom backyard landscaping in San Diego!