Entries by Sonoma Backyard

Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Patio Furniture Ready for Summer

As spring temps begin to climb, it provides a perfect opportunity to get outside and get patio furniture cleaned off and restored, ready for summer entertaining. Cleaning outdoor patio furniture can sometimes present something of a challenge, since dirt has often had several months to accumulate. This is particularly true in cold, wet climates, since […]

15 Decorating & Design Tips to Improve Your Backyard

Backyards are made for family fun and summer entertaining, but many people fail to use this luxurious offering because they don’t know how to make a great entertainment space out of a bare patch of earth. So, here are 15 decorating and design tips to get the most out of your backyard and create an […]

The Top 10 Must-Haves for the Perfect Patio

If your home has a large patio attached to it, you might be seeking ways to make it more conducive to entertaining friends and holding quality family gatherings. Elements can be added to increase the comfort, visual appeal, and usefulness of this outdoor area. These elements can include the following suggested additions: 

Choosing the Ideal Pool for Your Backyard

The Joys of a Backyard Swimming Pool A backyard swimming pool can make a fine addition to any residential property. A pool can enhance the curb appeal and market value of your home. It can also make your home a significantly more pleasant and fun place for all. People who like throwing outdoor gatherings in […]

Swim Spas Vs. Pools: What Do You Need?

Investing in a pool is something that will raise the quality of your life and the value of your home. However, those who are looking to add a pool to their home rarely think of adding a swim spa instead. There are great benefits of a swim spa that a pool will not have. It […]

Year-Round Health Benefits of Hot Tubs & Spas

Relaxing in the hot tub or going to the spa are always thought of as just leisurely activities that you do to treat yourself. But what if there was more to the story… and a soak in the hot tub or a visit to the spa was good for your health? Read below to learn […]

New swim spa: First year maintenance guide

With your new swim spa, you’re probably excited about the relaxation and fun that awaits you right in your backyard. As a new spa owner, it’s important to understand how to keep your swim spa in perfect condition for a longer life. Follow these three tips to keep your spa perfectly maintained in your first […]

How to Prep Your Hot Tub for Winter

Before you get your hot tub ready for winter, you first have to decide whether you want to use it during the winter. After all, many people find slipping into a piping hot tub of water on a cold winter’s day a magical experience. If you do decide to shut it down for the winter, […]

Top 5 Summer Backyard Design Trends for 2016

More and more homeowners are investing in outdoor living spaces, turning their backyards into an outdoor living space to rewind and have fun. We’ve gathered some of the most popular deck trends in 2016: Accent Lighting Adding backyard lighting to your backyard can be beautiful as well as functional. Choose an energy-efficient or solar-powered lighting […]

14 Ways to Make Your Backyard Awesome For Summer

With the weather warming up, it’s time to start planning and make your backyard awesome this summer. We picked out some of the best patio accessories to update your backyard: You can add a personal touch to your backyard by painting the stones in your garden. (Credit:camillesoulayrol) Or make a cute marble globe. (Credit: jenniferppriest.com) Don’t […]