5 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Backyard This Summer
Your backyard is additional living space in the summer. Here are five simple ways to ensure you’re maximizing its potential. Best of all, these can all be accomplished in a weekend!
1. Paint Touch Up
Look around your home’s exterior for any faded or discolored spots, including trim around doors, window ledges, deck railings and shutters. It might not seem like much but touching up these spots will really make a difference to your home’s exterior.
2. Add Some Light
Depending on how exposed your outdoor space is, you can get really creative with the lighting sources. Consider hanging string lights or oversized lanterns.
3. Mulch It!
With its rich colour, mulch instantly adds curb appeal to your yard. Mulch also retains water to help keep roots moist and keep weeds out. Mulch acts as an insulator, helping to regulate soil temperature to keep plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
4. Rearrange Patio Furniture
If your patio furniture is already stylish and in great shape, rearranging it can give your backyard a refreshed, new look. If you’re really feeling creative, consider adding an extra level of comfort by investing in weatherproof cushions and pillows. Choose a few fun designs to breathe new life into your patio setup.
5. Clean & Seal Your Deck
Cleaning and sealing your deck could be all that’s needed to make it look brand new again. Start by removing any debris from between boards - screwdrivers and putty knives are great tools for this chore. Then give your deck a good sweeping. Next clean the surface, which can be done with a pressure washer before applying the sealer. Once the work is done it will feel like you have a whole new deck!