It’s time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re planning a casual barbecue with friends or hosting a family gathering, your backyard can become the ultimate entertaining space with a little preparation. At Barrie LeisureScapes, we’re here to help you transform your outdoor area into a welcoming and stylish oasis where memories are made. Here are some tips on how to prepare your backyard for summer entertaining:


Assess Your Space

Start by assessing your backyard space and envisioning how you want it to look and function for gatherings. Consider the layout, seating arrangements, and focal points such as a hot tub, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen.

Upgrade Your Patio Furniture

Comfortable and stylish patio furniture is essential for creating a welcoming outdoor environment. Invest in high-quality pieces that can withstand the elements and provide ample seating for your guests. At Barrie LeisureScapes, we offer a wide selection of patio furniture, from dining sets to lounge chairs, to suit every style and budget. And don’t forget to take advantage of our 10th Anniversary Sale for exclusive discounts on in-stock summer furniture! We are also currently offering Muskoka Chairs for $199! 

Build Your Space

Need your space built? We can build anything! Patios, decks, pergolas – whatever you need to make your backyard come to life. Better yet, if we build your patio, you save an additional 10% on patio furniture (or hot tub). Crazy good deal! Bundle and save  – can’t beat that! No other patio furniture (or hot tub) store can offer these kinds of savings. At Barrie LeisureScapes, we offer a huge selection of well built and durable patio furniture. Dining, deep seating, loungers – we have it all. Some with lifetime warranty!

Add Lighting

Enhance the ambiance of your outdoor space with strategic lighting. Hang string lights, install lanterns or pathway lights, and incorporate candles or torches to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for evening gatherings.

Incorporate Greenery

Bring life to your backyard with lush greenery and vibrant flowers. Planters, hanging baskets, and garden beds can add color and texture to your outdoor space, creating a beautiful backdrop for entertaining.

Consider Entertainment Options

Keep your guests entertained with fun activities and amenities. Set up one of our relaxing hot tubs, install a outdoor speaker system for music, or create a cozy lounge area around a fire pit where guests can gather and relax.

Stay Organized

Make hosting easier by staying organized and prepared. Invest in outdoor storage solutions for cushions, pillows, and outdoor accessories. Keep essentials like sunscreen, bug spray, and extra blankets handy for guests’ comfort.


With these tips and a little creativity, you can transform your backyard into the ultimate summer entertaining destination. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying quality time with loved ones, Barrie LeisureScapes has everything you need to make your outdoor dreams a reality. Visit our showroom or shop online today to explore our selection of patio furniture, hot tubs, deck and patio services, and more!

Let’s make this summer one to remember with Barrie LeisureScapes!