Get Your Backyard Ready for the Summer


The official start of summer is almost here, but chances are you’ve already started spending some time outdoors. As you look around your yard, you may have noticed that it isn’t in the shape you’d like it. Whether it’s adding some fun elements to enjoy, or cleaning the remnants of old man winter, you still have plenty of time to get your yard ready for summer.

Your yard can be a great source for entertaining or just relaxing, especially if you’re planning a staycation this summer. Here are some tips to get you going in the right direction.

Backyard Summer Prep Ideas

Clean the Brush


Before you can start adding things to your yard, you need to get it clean so you know what you’re working with. If you have any leaves or brush taking up space in your yard, you’ll want to clear them. 

Depending on how much debris you have, you may not be able to put it out with your regular trash pick-up. A dumpster may be a better choice so that you can get rid of everything neatly and safely. Sweitzer Waste Removal offers roll-off dumpsters to make clean-ups easy. Just call us and let us know what size dumpster you need and we deliver right to your home. When you’re done, call us for pick-up. It’s that simple!

Once everything is cleared out of the way, you can see the space you have to work with to create your backyard oasis.

Improve Your Landscaping

Whether you have a green thumb or you hire someone to do the work, improving your landscape can really give your yard an added boost. New flowers and shrubs can spruce up your yard and make it look more inviting. 

Get Rid of Broken Chairs and Furniture

You’ll want to survey your yard and check for any broken outdoor furniture, especially if you left it outside all winter. Storms can damage furniture, making it dangerous to use. You don’t want to leave any of this furniture around your yard.

Add a Patio

A patio adds a little something extra to your yard when it comes to entertaining or for your everyday use. If you have the space and the patio is on the smaller side, you’ll want to start now so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it over the summer. If the project is bigger, you may want to wait until the fall to get started so that your yard is not under construction all summer. 

Hang Outdoor Lights

Who says you can’t enjoy your yard after dark? Add some lights around your yard so that you can savor every minute of summer. Plus, outdoor lights make for some great ambiance!

Create a Play Area


If you have little ones, you can create a play area in one part of the yard. Adding a sandbox or a small swing set and slide will make the summer even more fun for the kids.

These are just a few things you can do to make your backyard an inviting space to relax and entertain. As you’re making your way through your summer yard projects, remember that Sweitzer Waste Removal can provide dumpster service so that you can dispose of debris as you clean. Call us today at 203-245-8840 or reach out to us online for more information about how we can make your life easier.