With warmer weather right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your outdoor space for spring. Whether you’re planning to host a garden party or simply enjoy your patio with family and friends, it’s important to make the most of your outdoor living area.
The key is to keep it clean and aesthetically pleasing so you can enjoy the outdoors all year long. Whether you want to make some adjustments or need a major change, here are some easy ways to transform your outdoor space into a cozy, welcoming space for entertaining.
Clear the Grass
As you prepare your outdoor space for spring, a good first step is to clear the grass. Remove any leaves that accumulated throughout the fall and winter, especially those that piled up on the lawn or garden beds. Once the thatch has been removed, you can rake the lawn again. This time, use a stiff-tined lawn rake or a special dethatching rake to loosen up the dead grass and thatch.
Lawn care is one of the most important duties for any homeowner, and spring is an ideal time to get your yard ready for a beautiful lawn. Remember to fertilize your lawn in early spring to help it establish a strong base before the summer heat begins.
Retouch Your Deck
If you have a deck it is a great time to update and retouch your deck. During the harsh winters, your deck will naturally experience a bit of scratch caused by the harsh winter. While this is not a major problem, it will cause wear and tear and affect the appearance of your deck. From now on, think about retouching your deck. You can start to clean your deck from debris and other dirt. If you find damage you can fix it. Then, you can repaint your deck for a fresh look.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearranging your furniture is a great way to give your outdoor space a spring makeover. It can also help protect your furnishings from sun damage, which can cause discoloration and mold. Aside from that, you can also add some new patio accessories to your outdoor space. Throw pillows, rugs, and cushions made from durable fabrics will elevate your home and provide soft comfort.
Rearranging your furniture has been shown to have a variety of psychological benefits, including elevating mood, boosting focus and creativity, and providing satisfaction and accomplishment. You might even be able to find some creative ways to display your artwork and family photos!
Create a Shaded Spot
Shady spots in your yard can be a fun way to add personality and texture. Use garden accents that are fun and unique to create a shady spot in your outdoor space that’s more than just a place to plant flowers or relax.
Perennials are one of the best ways to add color to shady spots in your garden. They come in a variety of shapes and colors that will brighten up these areas, and some of them bloom all year long!
Add a Water feature
If you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up your outdoor space this spring, adding a water feature may be the answer. These surprisingly simple additions can make your home stand out from your neighbors, while also giving you and your guests a relaxing oasis to enjoy.
A tranquil pond, fountain or waterfall offers a natural focal point that can elevate any landscape. With added lighting, these features can look stunning all throughout the year. Water features are also a great way to attract wildlife, such as birds and butterflies. However, it’s important to consider where you want to place the water feature so that it’s safe for everyone.
Add a Fire Pit
Whether you have a backyard or deck, a fire pit is a great addition to any outdoor space. It’s a relaxing way to spend time outdoors during the warm weather and provides an excellent spot for gathering with friends and family.
The warm glow of a burning fire also creates a sense of closeness and intimacy when people gather around it. It’s a good place to talk and share stories with loved ones, and it can even be used as a romantic spot for a couple to sit together and relax. Before you add a fire pit to your outdoor space, make sure it’s in a safe location and away from combustible materials.
Light Up Your Outdoor
Spring is a great time to enjoy outdoor space. You can spend time outside, either day or night. Especially in the night, if you have a party or just enjoy the outside, make your outdoor space look bright with several lights. You can invest in string lights, floor lights, wall sconces, or other outdoor lightings. Or, if you want to save energy, you can invest in solar powered lights to brighten up your pathway.