Sometimes you just need to show off your yard. Whether you’re hosting a graduation party, are waiting on a big yard renovation, or just need a quick pick-me-up, there are lots of easy ways to spruce up your outdoor spaces. Try these on your yard to give it an instant facelift.
1. PAINT OLD FURNITURE
Dingy, weathered furniture is no one’s idea of an oasis. Give it a fresh coat of paint so it looks like new. Try going with a fun and funky bright color for the summer. You can always paint over it if you want something more neutral down the road! If it’s made of metal, just make sure you get durable spray paint that won’t damage the furniture. (Plus, it’s a project you can get the kids involved in!)
2. CLEAR OUT THE WEEDS
Sure, it’s not the most fun task. But weeding your yard will make it look instantly better. Give us a call if you want some professional landscaping help with this task – we can even plan some fresh flowers in the process.
3. ADD A WATER FEATURE
Head to your local hardware store and pick up a small fountain or birdbath! The sound of water can be quite calming, and it can attract wildlife to your yard! You can have fun birdwatching all summer long.
4. LIGHT IT UP
You’d be surprised what a little illumination can do. Install some patio lights along your sidewalk or driveway, or use string lights to set a mood in your outdoor seating areas. In addition to improving the look of these areas, you’ll also make it easier for guests to see where they’re going.
5. ADD SOME SHADE
No matter how nice your patios or decks might be, direct sunlight can take away from your “me” time. A small addition like an awning or umbrella could give you the shade you need. If you want to still let some light in, a pergola can cool things off a little while still keeping things bright.
If you’re looking for some instant inspiration, check out Exteriors Outdoor Styling. You’ll find a full gallery of exterior designs for spring, summer, fall, and winter, as well as some holiday yard decorating ideas. You can even schedule a consultation if you’d like a professional to take a look at your outdoor areas and help out.