Warmer weather is just around the corner. I can’t wait, I love sitting on the porch in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee or unwinding in the evenings with my favorite glass of wine.
With the summer months fast approaching, you may be dreaming of the long warm nights ahead. This is almost immediately squashed when you look outside your window to see the weeds slowly creeping through the brown grass and maybe patio furniture that is a little dated. But this is nothing more than an opportunity for you to make something amazing, it can be a simple clean up and a few updates to prepare for Spring.
Just imagine the endless al fresco dinner parties and sun-drenched get-togethers that are bound to take place as the weather begins to heat up! There are just a few steps you can take now so you are ready and they are easy to jump-start now.
If you’re ready to transform your backyard both functionally and aesthetically in time for the summer months, then read on to uncover some of the best tips and tricks for the perfect backyard setup.
The first step that you have to take to begin your outdoor transformation involves getting your hands dirty, as you have to try and clear out leaves leftover from the winter months and the newly sprouting weeds to lay the best foundation for your backyard transformation.
Spring is also a good time to trim back tree branches and hedges that are encroaching onto your main yard, edge and trim the grass and don’t forget to pull the weeds to make a more open and manageable area to work from. It’s important that you can get rid of any weeds or plants that can become pesky because they just come back.
The next steps are the fun ones and maybe a little less manual labor… Identify a few separate areas, such as a dining space, flower patch, and even pond area or area for a water feature. Similar to buying furniture for the inside of your home keep equipped with a tape measure and notebook to write down the different measurements to help you with purchasing in any new outdoor furniture or possibly a Tsurumi pump later on for your pond.
Once you have identified your areas for entertaining, consider creating an Instagrammable dining space with an alfresco dining set that will accommodate friends and family that you have over for summer meals. Also, consider which style or design would best suit your homes aesthetic. You can choose between picnic benches, regal cast iron table, and chair sets, foldaway sets that can be stored and transported to use elsewhere too. There are many ways to design your outdoor dining room that will maximize the space you have to work with.
If you like to cook outside consider investing in a new grill as another great addition to your backyard. For those of you who are planning to make the most of the lighter evenings to dance the night away, it’s a good idea to purchase some solar-powered lanterns or lights that can guide guests safely around your outdoor space and create a nice ambiance.
Getting your backyard ready for the summer has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of these tips and tricks above! Remember to start off by getting your hands a little dirty and laying the best foundations, getting rid of overgrown plant life and trimming back pesky weeds. Then add your personality with new furniture, a water feature or simply adding new outdoor colorful pillows.