It’s the time of year when most people spend the most time in their yard. But, first things first, you need to get your yard ready so you have more time to enjoy the summer months.
Looking at your yard right now, you may be thinking about where to start. It might seem like a bit of a daunting task, but now that the weather is brightening up, let’s have a look at some of the ways you can get your yard summer-ready:
Create Usable Space
We don’t all have acres of outdoor space, however, we can all create the illusion of space as long as we create usable areas. To make space you should trim back any hedges, beds, or bushes, or even consider removing bulky plants to make more room. Simply trimming and tidying untamed greenery will make your yard feel larger. Just like you would in your home, start to declutter your yard and add in storage. Get rid of broken pots, discard yard waste, and start with a fresh slate. Once these tasks are out of the way, you have more usable space to work with.
Add Some Color
It an instant mood booster to be surrounded by color, so, make sure you add some color to your yard. Add in some potted plants instead of beds if you are short on space. Adding castor wheels to the bottom of your pots also gives you the freedom to move them around your space as and when you need to. You should also think about incorporating some color with the use of throws, cushions, candles, and lighting.
Replace Broken And Old Outdoor Furniture
Although upcycling is a great way to reduce waste and save money, sometimes it’s time to admit that some things are just not worth saving. If you have broken or old furniture that hasn’t lasted, don’t be afraid to start looking for replacements.
When your yard looks great, there is nothing quite like an old table and chairs set to dampen the mood in your yard. Don’t forget to get excited when it comes to treating yourself to some brand new fashion yard furniture. When it comes to yard furniture it is all about quality, this is the key to standing the test of time.
If you have a large family, and you’re planning plenty of outdoor meetups or BBQs, make sure you shoe something that will sit the average number of people who will be attending. A great way to save on space as well as accommodate a larger party is to buy a yard set that has storable stools.
Including a modern and comfortable seating area in your yard automatically creates an inviting extension of your home, perfect for long summer days and summer evenings with your friends and family.
You should see your outside space the same as you see your inside and create livable zones. It’s like a clever little trick that helps you to make the most of your space. Think about creating spaces such as a kids zone, yard zone, or games zone where you can have epic tournaments with your friends. While we don't expect you to pull an all night ping pong tournament, some folks take that stuff seriously. Other zones you might consider creating would be a laid-back lunch zone for cooking and eating, and an area that is for relaxing and quiet.
You can easily create and separate the zones with the use of yard screens, labels, and privacy screens around areas such as a hot tub area. You could also add a special area with a super comfy sun lounger where you can snuggle down on the long summer nights with a good book and a nice glass of your favorite drink.
Create Some Cooler Areas In The Shade
It’s really easy to forget about the importance of having a cool space to relax when you are excited about the sun. Especially if you are a sun worshiper, you will want to see the blue sky as much as possible, but you need to be prepared for the hottest point of the day when you will need to have some respite from the sun.
To do this, you need to ensure you create some shaded space in your yard A big umbrella or an area where you can have shade from trees are great ideas. But if you want something a little more sturdy you could look at an arbor, pergola, or summer house. These can be customized with any color and you can add some nice comfy, soft furniture to create the perfect space to relax out of the sun.
Create A Perfect Evening Vibe
Even when it’s hot and sunny in the day, it can still get a little chilly in the evening. If you want to make your evenings cozy and create the perfect evening vibe why not build your own fire pit? You could even enjoy some smores as if you are camping.
If you’re not handy or don’t have any time you can still find a range of fire pits available, even if you want something more modern. This is definitely a focal point for creating summer memories with your friends and family.
If you haven’t got the space or a fire pit just won’t work in your space, think about adding some candles to your yard space, not only will they look good, but if you use a citronella candle you will keep any bugs bites at bay.
Let There Be Light
Have a dark yard that needs brightening up? You can easily do this with some artificial lighting. Solar-tech is forever improving and works great in the yard, so you will never need to worry about your electricity bill. From little fairy lights and Moroccan lanterns to sensor security lights, there is an abundance to choose from.
These seven tips should help you to get your yard ready for the summer so you can sit back and enjoy a well-deserved break. What are doing in your yard to get it ready this year? Please share some of your ideas in the comments.