It’s the season to be outdoors as much as possible, and when the sun comes out, the flowers follow suit. It’s the perfect time of year for cookouts and socials, parties and late night evenings listening to the crickets on the patio. You can spend a couple of weeks traveling to exotic locations and spending time in as much nature as possible, but you can also make your backyard the best summer paradise this year. Your garden needs an update this year, and we’ve got some fantastic suggestions to make your outdoor space the place to be.
Update Your Decking
Over the winter and the colder Spring months, your decking has taken a battering from Mother Nature. Wooden patio and decking can become warped in the cold weather, and the constant swelling and releasing of the wood can damage it over time. So, replace any missing or broken slats and sand, stain and seal the deck over again when it’s structurally okay to use. An appealing and safe deck to sit on is far more preferable to sitting on concrete slabs on the floor.
Flowers & Grass
You can’t plant flower seeds now and expect a summer bloom, but you can replant potted flowers into your borders to make the garden look pretty. For a low maintenance solution to your garden greenery, think about installing artificial grass as somewhere to relax. It’s so much easier to take care of, and it won’t brown in the sunshine so you can guarantee a greener look all summer long. With the bordering flowers, you can have a beautiful colorful garden without much effort.
Speaking of somewhere to sit, think about buying some new furniture to go on the deck. Rattan is very much in, and you need somewhere nice to sit to mingle with your friends and family and relax. Weatherproof furniture is essential; just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you’ll not have any rain. Weatherproof furniture is going to keep your furniture from rotting or warping in the heat or rain, so be mindful about what you have. Make sure it’s comfortable, too, so that you can actually enjoy yourself while you’re outdoors.
Add A Color Splash
Along with the flowers, you should consider what colourful cushions will do for your garden. Buying the brightly coloured pillows and cushions is a good start, but think about how you can add bright fairy lights through the fences in the yard for a little twinkle of colour here and there. Patterned doormats and cushions on the furniture will encourage people to go outside and sit down – which is precisely what you want this summer!
It’s the time now to get outside and soak up that sunshine before Fall rolls right round, and it’s not going to be too long until that time – it goes quickly! Make sure your garden looks great now, and it’ll last you the entire season.