Now that the summer season is finally here, you will probably be spending a lot of time in the great outdoors. Chances are that means a lot of time spend in your backyard, but if you are embarrassed to hang out there your summer could be pretty bleak. 

The good news is that you do not have to live with an embarrassing backyard one day longer. There are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your outdoor living space and create an environment you will be proud to show off to your friends and neighbors. 

One of the best things you can do to banish embarrassment from your backyard is to invest in a set of quality patio furniture. If you would be ashamed to have a stranger take a seat at your current patio table, it is time for an upgrade. A quality set of patio furniture can last for a decade or more, so making the change may not be as expensive as you might think. 

There are plenty of other things you can do to transform your embarrassing backyard into a thing of beauty. Building a fire pit in your backyard will allow you to enjoy your outdoor living space even after the weather turns chilly, and investing a new grill or full outdoor kitchen  can make your next barbecue a roaring success. 

If your backyard is small and cramped, you can do a lot to improve things and make the most of the space you do have. Simply clearing out the clutter and investing in a couple of outdoor storage benches can make your small backyard look bigger and give you more space to work with. Teaching the kids to pick up their toys and put things back where they got them will go a long way, as will building extra storage shelves around the patio or deck. 

You can also improve the look of your backyard with a few well placed garden containers. Container gardening is a great choice for cramped spaces, and a wonderful way to grow your favorite vegetables and colorful flowers. Just scatter a few containers of various sizes around your backyard, pick up your favorite plants and get ready to show off your newly renovated backyard. 

You will be spending a lot of time in the backyard this summer, so make the most of it by sprucing up your living space. From adding a garden and outdoor kitchen to upgrading your current patio furniture, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of your home’s exterior.