My next series of blog posts will cover some great ways to enhance your outdoor space. With the days getting longer and warmer, spending time outside is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and relax a little! Summer is coming…is your outside space ready to go?
- Lush Lawns: The lawn is a huge part of an enjoyable yard. It will provide a great space for all of your summer fun! There are lots of lawn games out there that will give hours of fun for everyone or provide space for summer parties that you might be hosting. If you want to conserve water, you might want to look into some other lawn alternatives or ground coverings that could serve a similar purpose.
- Porches, Patios, Decks: If you don’t have a porch, patio or deck at your home, but have the space, the spring is a great time to install one! The weather is mild and you’ll be able to have the project completed well before the summer time. Don’t let the space go to waste. For front porches, consider installing a swinging bench or some rocking chairs and large potted flowers so you can sit outside and enjoy the space. If you spend more time in the back yard space, a deck or patio can be a wonderful way to enjoy the space. Decks are often built by professionals, or if you’re handy and ready to tackle a project, you could build it yourself. Spacious patios are another great way to enjoy your back yard. They can serve as a relaxation space with a picnic table and chairs, grill, or even a hot tub if you have the room!
3. Plants, plants, and more plants: Plants, flowers, and the bounty of a garden will enhance your yard like no other. Add potted plants on your patio or deck space to bring in some color. Plant flowers around walkways in the front and back yards and if a garden is something you’ve been considering, the month of May is a great time to get your entire garden planted and ready to go.
4. Firepits: An outdoor fire pit or fireplace is a great complement to your outdoor space, especially if you enjoy entertaining. Setting up a fire pit with some benches or chairs and a table is a great space for people to sit back, chat, and relax while roasting marshmallows. These are very inexpensive and can be found at most major stores. Be sure that you check any regulations in the area about outdoor fires, however, and be sure to place the fire pit in an area that is safe, away from debris, branches, or other materials that could catch fire easily.
The details of your outdoor space are important and will help you enjoy the beauty of summer that’s coming. It doesn’t take much to get things looking great!