Getting ready for summer is such a sweet moment. You know the weather is heating up and you know that the sunshine is coming, which means that you know you want to spend time in the back yard being able to soak it all up.
From hosting an outdoor barbecue to watching a movie on a projector while you lay in the grass, there are so many ways that you can get your back yard ready for summer. The thing is, when it’s overgrown and not ready to use, you have a space you aren’t taking advantage of – and you should be!
The back yard is your own private piece of the outdoors. From paying for lawn mower repair so you can cut the grass, to clearing down the weeds, you should get your backyard ready for a summer of fun.
You need the space to be functional and clear so that you can spend time out there and feel confident about bringing guests out there, too.
So, with this in mind, here are some of the best ways that you can get your back yard ready for summer:
Add a fire pit.
During the summer, the backyard is a sun trap and a space to feel warm and comfortable while you relax. When it comes to those longer evenings, the sun begins to go down and the temperature dips as a result.
The fire pit will be the source of heat you need, but it also adds as a central point of your guest seating – and it’s a great space to roast a marshmallow or five!
Bring in the pressure washers.
If you have decking or a patio in your back yard, it will have accumulated a lot of grime over the winter months. Bringing in the pressure washers and getting all of the muck cleared away really quickly.
You can then freshen up with new paint if necessary and you’ll be able to see if your decking needs it.
Work on attracting the wildlife.
A back yard can feel much more appealing with animals and birds inside it. Adding a birdfeeder and a bird bath to a specific area of the garden will help you to enhance the space and bring in the wildlife. You’ll also make the kids happy if you bring in some bugs – bug hotel, anyone?
Call in a landscaper.
If you don’t have the time to tidy through the debris and the weeds, you should think about bringing in a landscaper to help. They’ll then be able to tell you their opinion on how to make your back yard stand out. A landscaper can help you to plan your back yard and get it straightened out.
Get your lawn tidied.
A shorter lawn will help you to be able to chill out with your friends on picnic blankets and large beanbags. A tidy lawn also makes for a healthier yard without any nasties growing in there.
Clean down the barbecue.
If you want to cook outside this summer, make sure that you have the barbecue scrubbed down and ready to go!