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How to Elevate Your Backyard Graduation Party for an Unforgettable Event

So you decided to throw a backyard graduation party.  You thought it would be fun at first, but now it’s clear that it requires a great deal of effort. It shouldn’t be stressful to create a memorable event for your grad. That’s why we’ve listed seven ways a professional landscape design and maintenance company can help elevate your grad party for an unforgettable event. 

Install Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to hosting outdoor events, lighting is often an overlooked aspect. Even if you are having an event during the day, lighting can make a significant difference in the ambiance of your landscape. The right lighting can create a warm and inviting atmosphere and first impression. 

Whether you are looking for a cozy and intimate setting or a vibrant and lively ambiance, outdoor lighting can help you achieve your desired mood. If you want to continue the celebration into the night, a professional outdoor lighting system is necessary to extend the evening’s events.

Outdoor lighting is also a great opportunity to highlight your landscape’s best features. By strategically placing lights around your property, you can draw attention to your favorite trees, shrubs and flowers. You can even accentuate unique architectural elements of your home, such as your front door, accent wall or charming balcony. Not to mention you will increase safety and security by illuminating pathways and walkways.

Create Custom Water Features

A water feature adds relaxation and charm to any outdoor space. It creates a soothing ambiance and a focal point for your guests to gather around. Whether you have a large space or a small area,  a water feature can be designed to fit your needs. 

There are a variety of water feature options available. For example, a small pond can add a natural and organic feel to your space, while a fountain can bring a touch of elegance and sophistication. A bird bath or small waterfall can all be a memorable backdrop for photos at your student’s party. 

Build an Outdoor Kitchen or Seating Area

No seating or entertaining space? No problem! Outdoor kitchens and seating areas are a great addition to any outdoor space: and you’ll be able to use them long after the backyard graduation party is over. 

Keep your guests fed and happy and avoid multiple trips running in and out of the house. An outdoor kitchen makes hosting convenient, fun and easier to clean up. And with the added seating area from a deck or patio, you’ll be able to keep the party going. Your friends might love it so much, you’ll have to shoo them out!

Add Shade Structures

If you are hosting in the heat of the summer, you will have to consider shade. Nobody enjoys sweating in the blazing sun. Adding trees to your backyard is an excellent way to create shade for your outdoor space.  By designing your landscape strategically, you can provide your guests with shade through the hottest times of the day.  Although pergolas do not have solid roofs, they do provide some shade and protection from the sun and are a great addition to any outdoor space. 

Include a Fire Pit

A fire pit is a great addition to any outdoor event. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, encouraging guests to gather around and socialize. The soft glow of the fire adds an intimate touch, great for entertaining.

Providing comfortable seating around the fire will create a focal point and sense of togetherness. Not to mention, you’ll keep them warm and cozy into the cool evenings. 

Construct Additional Parking

Parking is often a concern for hosting large at-home events. Not only for your guests but also for service providers, such as caterers and entertainment. Whether you are self-parking or have a valet, you’ll need somewhere to put all the vehicles. Having a temporary parking lot added to your property ensures you have ample parking space while preserving your landscaping as much as possible. 

Provide Before and After Maintenance

Want to WOW your guests right when they arrive? Get your landscape looking pristine with the help of a professional landscape company. From designing your yard and flowers to doing the hard work of maintaining it, choosing a partner to help you can be a game changer. Make your yard look captivating without having to spend hours working in the dirt. 

After any event, the last thing you want to do is deal with yard work. A professional landscaping company can swoop in and restore your yard to its former glory. You don’t have to stress if a guest steps in your favorite flowers or messes up your mulch. Your landscaping team will fix it up, good as new.

Get Pro Help With Your Backyard Graduation Party

Just because you are throwing a party at home doesn’t mean it can’t be as epic as a professional venue. With the right landscape design, you can transform your backyard so your grad will be bragging about you for years to come. 

Don’t stress about landscaping, leave it to the professionals so you can sit back and relax. Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can transform your backyard into a stunning and functional landscape. Get the outdoor living area and entertaining space you’ve always wanted.

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