Jazzing Up the Backyard to Spend More Time Outdoors
If you’ve been spending way too much time indoors, then isn’t it time to change all that? Jazzing up the backyard and the garden area might be just the ticket to encourage you to spend time there. Increasing the appeal is just the beginning. Don’t stop there. Aim to create an oasis that’s perfect for you and your family. Here are some backyard suggestions to get stuck into.
Spring is Here – It’s Time for a Clean Up!
Has the garden become a bit overgrown lately? If you haven’t ventured out much over the winter and early months of this year, then the weeds have probably taken over. If you’ve been putting it off, now is the perfect time to get stuck in. Use a rake to collect up any unwanted debris. Ensure all the plant life is healthy, and not overcrowded, and that they have sufficient water and nutrients too. Also, give the patio a good rinse down too.
Replace the Fencing
Fences don’t get replaced very often, so choosing one that will last is important. It creates a visual barrier around the border of your property. If you notice that your fences are sagging badly or they are at the end of their useful life, then swapping them out for new fencing is going to dramatically change how your backyard looks. Wrought iron, colored vinyl, or chain link fences are just some of the choices.
Add a Compost Bin or Start Using It Again
Following on from the clean-up, you may have a lot to add to the compost heap. So, hopefully, you haven’t thrown anything away in the regular trash. Plenty of food scraps and plant clippings can go into the compost bin. Be sure about what can and cannot be added, so it can transform into an enriched mixture for the soil in the future. If the compost bin hasn’t been used in months, give it a clean to start afresh. Wash it out and begin again. If you haven’t invested in one yet, then now’s the time to get one.
Get Creative with the Patio or Garden
You could probably also make better use of the patio or garden area. So, rethink how the patio is used. Adding some new patio furniture can make it more comfortable. To protect yourself from the summer sun, an umbrella will increase the hours you can spend outdoors. Consider some chairs and a table to sit out on the lawn. If there’s a tree nearby, consider hanging some tree lights to provide good illumination to enjoy more of the evenings too.
Also, is your current barbeque a source of frustration? Does it wobble a bit or is it not large enough for the number of guests? If so, look for a new one rather than staying annoyed by it.
Jazzing up the backyard is a great thing to do in the springtime. Likely you’ll be outdoors with the better weather getting your green finger back anyways.
About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces. Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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