Spring is here and soon to follow will be the heat of our Florida summer! So now is a great time to start sprucing up your backyard so you can enjoy it most before the humidity kicks into full gear. Living in South Florida is paradise in itself, but you can create your own little piece of that right in your own backyard.
Let’s kick off National Lawn & Garden Month with five ways to easily improve your outdoor living:
- Add Some Color
It’s scientifically proven that bright and bold colors provide us with positive thoughts and attitudes. There are several ways to add color to your outdoor living space. You can purchase colorful pots and outdoor design pieces, colorful décor pillows, or even just planting bright colored flowers and plants can significantly improve your home’s outdoor mood. A well-placed pot of gorgeous, brightly colored blooms can go a long way.
- Install Lighting
You can create a stellar ambience by adding lighting to your outdoor space. Using string lights around tree trunks or guides along walkways will create a soft glow around your space. New light fixtures on your deck and patio will also improve your area. Many outdoor lighting fixtures offer solar powered options which are not only cost effective but save the messy look from wires and extension cords.
- Invest In Furniture
You get what you pay for – especially with outdoor furniture. It may seem like a costly investment up front, but knowing that it will last for many years should be some consolation. When you buy cheaper quality furniture, you’ll end up replacing it each season and that will outweigh the costs of the higher quality products. It will save you time, hassle, and frustration. Comfortable patio chairs, a table, and a storage box can help make the space more inviting and guest-ready.
- Easy-Care Plants
If you don’t have a green thumb, you may want to invest in greenery around your backyard that doesn’t require high maintenance and care. Perennials can be a great choice for beginners – they come back year after year, which also means you’ll save money on landscaping in the long run.
- Quick Fix & Clean
It’s amazing what just a quick cleaning can do for the overall look of your outdoor living space. Chipped paint, along with stained patios and furniture can get in the way of your backyard’s ambience. Fix any fence rails that are loose, check the legs on all furniture and wipe down all light fixtures.
Upgrading your backyard doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. A few inexpensive projects and design tricks can turn your basic green space into the ultimate outdoor retreat.
Contact me for any design ideas or referrals for local professionals to help!