Getting your backyard in shape for summer can create a satisfying and engaging outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment. Here are the five top tips from Huser’s Lawn + Landscape to help you prepare your backyard for summer 2023.
- Clean and Declutter: Start by completely cleaning your backyard, removing any rubbish, fallen leaves, or branches. Clear out any cluttered items, such as old furniture, broken items, or unused equipment. This will give you a clean canvas to work from and make your backyard feel more open and prepared.
- Prepare the Landscaping: Trim any overgrown bushes or trees and mow the lawn to give your backyard a tidy appearance. Remove weeds and/or unwanted plants from flower beds or garden areas. Consider adding fresh mulch to your garden beds to help control weeds and keep moisture.
- Create a Comfortable Seating Area: Position outdoor furniture such as chairs, tables, and loungers to create a cozy seating area. Ensure the furniture is dirt-free and in worthy condition. Consider adding vibrant new cushions, new outdoor rugs, and canopies for shade. This will make your backyard a pleasing space for relaxation and entertaining.
- Enhance the Ambiance with Lighting: Install outdoor lighting to create a warm and inviting ambiance in your backyard. Use a combination of string lights, lanterns, and pathway lights to illuminate different areas. Lighting not only adds beauty but also allows you to enjoy your backyard even after sunset.
- Add Greenery and Vibrant Plants: Include plants and flowers into your backyard to add natural beauty and lively colors. It’s best to choose plants that can thrive in your homes climate. Consider using planters, plant stands, or and vertical greens to maximize your space. Adding plants to your backyard will create a uplifting environment.
Remember, customizing your backyard to your tastes and favorites is key. Don’t forget to consult a professional landscape designer to consider any additional features you may want, such as a barbecue grill, outdoor games, or a fire pit, to make your backyard a center of your family’s summer fun.
Call Huser’s Firefighter Lawn + Landscape (317-603-1528) for all of your Hardscaping and Landscape design needs!