Since the vast majority of our social lives are happening at home, it's a great idea to create an outdoor space you love. With the right combination of hardscaping, furniture, landscaping and detailing, it's sure to make your outdoor space (whatever the
size) that much more appealing. Whether you're working with a tight budget or not, here are some ideas to brighten up your outdoor living space.
Give Your Landscape a Seasonal Makeover
Prune dead wood from trees and bushes and lay fresh mulch on garden beds.
- After cleaning out your gardens, turn your attention to your patio, deck, walkways, fences, outdoor furniture and siding.
Tend to Your Grass
- If you're trying to renovate a small area of the lawn, consider laying sod for immediate impact. If that's cost-prohibitive due to the size of
your lawn that needs help, seed and fertilize it instead.
Plant a Garden
- Zone off a section of your yard for a small garden—or a large one, depending on your level of enthusiasm and comfort —allowing you to grow your favorite
annual flowers, shrubs, and perennials. It is recommended to choose local plants—not invasive species—for a sustainable, long-lasting arrangement.
Make Friends with the Pollinators
- Protect your local bee populations and bring butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beautiful fauna to your yard by planting a pollinator
garden of native plants that creates a haven for beneficial insects.
Potted Plants and Container Gardens
- If your property doesn't offer space for an in-ground garden, fill decorative containers with your favorite plants and arrange
them on terrace, deck, or patio.
Add a Fire Pit
- Firepits come in a variety of different sizes shapes and are available at price points that make them accessible to just about anyone. You can
even build one yourself.
- Make sure you can enjoy your backyard well into the evening hours by adding cozy lighting. If you're looking for a low-cost solution, use string lights
or buy battery-powered lanterns.
Make it Fun
- Increase the time you spend in your yard by adding recreational areas. Horseshoe pits, bocce courts, cornhole boards or giant versions of classic
games tabletop games.
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