Brats: grilling. Beverages: chilling. The 4th of July is always the most thrilling holiday of the year – the perfect time to spend with your friends and family in your backyard, which is fortuitously located in the greatest country on the face of the earth (assuming you live in the United States of America).


We’re sure your backyard is already awesome for entertaining guests and having fun. But that doesn’t mean your own personal paradise couldn’t be even more awesome. Adding a few fun-enhancing features and accessories is a guaranteed way to elevate your big hootenanny to all new levels of … well, fun!


Perfect Your Patio


Too many homeowners assume that every piece of patio furniture has to be a gaudy plastic or wicker monstrosity. Woodard proves them wrong! Their internationally inspired San Michele, Tuoro and Lorenzo collections are every bit as durable and aesthetically pleasing as any luxury indoor furniture, and their patio furniture is outstandingly resilient to the kinds of damage the Midwest’s worst weather can cause.


The Life Aquatic


It may be a little too late to add an above-ground pool, in-ground pool, spa or hot tub to your backyard before this year’s 4th of July festivities commence – but next summer’s festivities are always right around the corner. Fall’s cooler and more predictable weather makes it the ideal season for pool installation, and you’ll be especially glad to have a spa to retreat to once the Arctic Circle has crept its way down to the Sioux Falls area.


One Word: Cornhole


Next to our national anthem, the rhythmic thudding of beanbags is the most patriotic sound you will hear this Independence Day. Don’t compromise when it comes to such a vital part of the Midwestern summer experience. Turn your backyard into a veritable cornhole colosseum with the cornhole set by Ledge Lounger! Whether you choose the 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick model, you’re assured a cornhole set that’s nigh invulnerable to even the worst weather conditions. And with 20 different bean bag colors to choose from, it’s easy to pay tribute to your favorite sports team.


Two Words: Ping Pong


Table tennis may have been invented by the English – but as is always the case with English creations, it wasn’t perfected until Americans laid their hands on it. The Ledge Lounger outdoor ping pong table proves it. This moisture and mildew resistant ping pong table withstands the harsh elements without warping, swelling or splintering. And because it is made of extruded UV20 rated high-density polyethylene resin, it will endure up to 20,000 hours of direct exposure to sunlight without losing its color.


Three Words: Submersible Chaise Lounge


If you have a pool, then you already have an aquatic backyard paradise! Complete it with Ledge Lounger’s Signature Chaise, which is just as resilient to adverse weather as Ledge Lounger’s other outdoor accessories and safe to submerge in up to 9 inches of water. Do you prefer to stay high and dry while you’re lounging? Then you’ll find a chaise lounge no more luxurious than the Lorenzo by Woodard: a chic seat inspired by Italian coastal living and available with a wide selection of fabrics and finishes.


Build a Bar Workshop


Do you know why American revolutionaries threw all that British tea into the Boston Harbor back in 1773? Because they already had much, much better beverages: beer, cocktails and wine coolers. Continue our country’s proud tradition of enjoying booze (responsibly) by building the ultimate bar in your backyard! Thanks to Ledge Lounger’s Signature Barstool and Mainstay Bar Credenza, designing the ultimate outdoor drinking headquarters is easy as uncapping a cold one.


Live a Cushy Life


Would you like to spend your 4th of July achieving levels of relaxation you previously hadn’t thought possible? Ledge Lounger makes it a reality with the Laze Pillow – a soft, sumptuous and floating pool pillow that will make you feel like you’re reposing on a cloud! The Laze Pillow is made of high-quality marine-grade fabrics that resist mold, mildew, fading, abrasion and tearing. It’s also easy to clean, because no one should ever have to be too careful while they’re sipping a wine cooler.

If you’re putting the finishing touches on your backyard in the greater Sioux Falls, SD area, contact Paradise Patio, Pool & Spa or visit our store at 1200 W 41st St today! We provide the pools, spas, patio furniture and accessories that no 4th of July backyard celebration is complete without.