As summer quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your garden. However, now is the perfect time to begin sprucing it.
There are some simple upgrades you can make to your existing garden that will make your garden look more vibrant and alive. Here are a few easy tips to put your garden into full summer mode and ready for fun, sun, and good times.
Get Things Organized
Before you begin updating anything, you should always start at the beginning. What is the beginning? Well, in this case, it is getting the area prepared and organized, so you can add or subtract the things that will make your garden unique.
The first step is to list everything you need to fix, remove, or clean. For example, if you have a backyard pool (lucky you!), you will likely have lots of ancillary equipment related to it.
If you are pretty handy with your tools, you can check out these DIY pool equipment enclosure ideas to give you some inspiration to get started. Moreover, as you begin moving things around, you will likely discover that your garden is dirtier than you thought.
Therefore, it is the perfect time to get out the pressure washer and give your patio a serious deep clean before moving on to the following tips!
Update Your Garden Furniture
If your garden furniture is starting to lose its luster after all those years exposed to the elements, it might be time to update it with a set fit for human use. Nevertheless, it is imperative that you select furniture that blends into the overall design but is also comfortable.
Most importantly, it should be made using high-quality materials, ensuring that your brand new set lasts multiple summers. However, if you want it to last even longer, you should remember to leave it under covers when not in use, leading nicely onto the next point.
Add An Awning
A garden awning is a type of roof installed over an outdoor area to protect it from the sun, rain, or snow. It is the perfect addition to any garden with enough space to utilize it.
Garden awnings are usually made out of aluminum or vinyl. They are available in different colors, but numerous materials exist, and you will have to do some research to ascertain which is best for your particular climate.
They are sometimes installed with vertical louvers to allow airflow and keep out rain when it’s not raining. Nonetheless, whichever design you choose, you will discover a vast range of advantages from this relatively inexpensive investment:
- You can use it to protect your garden furniture
- They allow you to use your garden even in intense sun
- They are low maintenance and last a lifetime if looked after
- It enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home
Make An Outdoor Bar
Is there anything better than setting up your very own bar inside your home? The answer is yes, an outdoor bar! You can go as basic or complex as you desire, but the main point is to place it somewhere easily accessible and with enough space to account for family and friends.
If you combine it with an awning, you can put it underneath for maximum effect. If you know what you’re doing, you can even create one that you can fold away out of sight when not in use.
This option is better suited for smaller gardens as most people enjoy seeing their entire bar on display, but you work with what you have.
Create A Herb Garden
This isn’t really a summer-specific tip, but it’s still a great way to save money and always have fresh herbs on hand.
You could combine it with a vegetable garden if you are particularly green-thumbed, but this takes more time and effort than a simple herb patch. Nonetheless, it is up to you how much effort you are willing to invest.
Build A Deck
A deck is a perfect space to enjoy the outdoors, and it provides a place to relax, eat, and entertain. You have several choices for materials, but most people opt for composite decking boards as they are easier to maintain and much more affordable now that the price of lumbar has increased.
If you are unsure how to install a deck correctly, you should use a local contractor to set it up and create a secure connection to your property.
If you want to enjoy summer to the fullest, you need to get your garden right. By following some of the tips in the post, you should end up with a garden area that is clean, tidy, looks fantastic, and is also full of booze!