As the temperatures begin to rise, we find ourselves craving outdoor activities. Due to dry or cold weather, we often have to miss out on spring and summer fun.
In reality, everyone deserves a year-round outdoor oasis. Consider making it a welcoming space for all to enjoy if you have a yard.
Take a few moments to learn ways to transform your outdoor space, and invite friends and family to hang out. You’ll love it!
1. Use a Pressure Washer
Begin by hosing down the area that needs attention. Next, attach the pressure washer hose to a water source and the gun or wand to the pressure washer.
Adjust the pressure setting on the pressure washer according to the job. Finally, start at the top of the area, working your way down to blast away dirt, grime, and mildew.
2. Add Outdoor Lighting
To begin, choose the type of lighting that best suits your needs and budget. Solar-powered LED lighting is cost-efficient and environmentally friendly, while halogen lights may be more suitable for a large, well-lit area.
Consider the desired effect you would like to achieve and the ideal location for your lighting fixtures. Choose from a wide range of lighting styles to complement the existing landscaping, including spotlights, floodlights, pathway lights, and wall lamps.
3. Plant Trees and Flowers
Before selecting which plants to add, it is essential to determine the condition and amount of light available and the size of the area, you are trying to fill. After selecting the right plants, start digging a hole two to a half times the size of the plant’s root ball or container.
After you dig the hole, add well-balanced soil and fertilizer blend to the ground in the spot. Place the tree or flower in the hole and backfill the soil around the root.
4. Use Cozy Wall Colors
For example, warm shades of yellow, orange, and red can create a relaxed, inviting atmosphere for guests and family. Complementary colors such as blues and greens can create contrast and visual interest in the backyard.
Additionally, you can use greys, beiges, and whites for a more classic and timeless look. Accents of color, such as bright art pieces or bold accessories, are a great way to add personality to a wall.
5. Buy a Pool
First, decide what type of pool you would like, an in-ground, above-ground, or inflatable. Then, take measurements of the home additions you plan to install in the collection to determine the correct size. For an in-ground pool, you need to get permits and hire a professional pool installation team to install an in-ground pool and decide if you want to invest in a saltwater or chlorine filtration system.
For above-ground, you may buy an 18ft above-ground pool for beginners. For inflatable ones, you will need to focus on the quality of the pool materials. Choose your desired accessories, such as lights, furniture, and ladders.
Create the Best Outdoor Space Today
Transforming an outdoor space can be creative and satisfying, allowing you to customize your space to your unique style. There are endless possibilities for altering your outdoor area, from small DIY projects to more extensive renovations. Start now, visit your local garden center or home improvement store, and find the perfect project to get started.
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