Tip #1: Porches and patios. If you don’t have a porch, patio, or deck, springtime is the perfect time to get one built. The weather is getting warmer and you’ll have plenty of time to complete the project well before the heat of summer arrives. Front porches can be the perfect area for large potted flowers, rocking chairs, or a swinging bench. If your backyard is the place to be, decks or patios can be a perfect option to enjoy the space. If you’re handy, building a deck is a great do-it-yourself project, but if you want it done quickly, hiring a local professional will allow you to get it up and ready to go. Once your deck or patio is built, dress it up by adding plants and comfortable seating and tables. This will allow you to get out there and entertain.
Tip #2: Color it up with flowers. Plants, flowers, or a vegetable garden will bring value and beauty to your yard like nothing else will. If you don’t have space for a full garden, consider getting a few large planter boxes and planting a few vegetables or herbs that way. Planting flowers are also a great way to add curb appeal to your front or backyard, so plant them along walkways and in other areas where they will thrive throughout the season.
Tip #3: Lovely lawn. The lawn in your yard plays a huge role in its overall beauty. It offers a good area for all of your spring and summer fun. Take care of your lawn by mowing it regularly and watering it. If you are looking for a lawn alternative, there are a variety of ground coverings that could serve a similar purpose, but still add value to your yard.
Tip #4: Outdoor kitchen. When the weather is nice, grilling is a top priority for many homeowners. You don’t need anything too extravagant, but having a space that has a decent-sized grill, countertop space, a storage area, and a mini fridge are all great additions that will make outdoor cooking more convenient.
The little details of your yard make a big difference! If your yard is a blank canvas, take time to do some research on what options there are for your specific space. It doesn’t take much to get things ready for the beautiful spring and summer weather that’s coming.