With summer rapidly approaching, your mind may turn to all of the great parties and get-togethers you plan to host in your backyard soon. However, the winter months can be hard on your backyard. As you look around your backyard today, you may see a space that is not conducive to entertaining in its current state. The good news is that it may only take a few special steps to prepare for your first big event of the season.
Show Your Pool Some Love
If you have a pool and hot tub, the use of these backyard features may be essential when entertaining this summer. Now is the time to schedule a special pool cleaning service to remove all of the grime and stains that may have developed during the winter months. Your pool pro can also confirm that your pool pump and other equipment are properly functioning. Any repairs or replacements should be completed now before the start of the summer season.
Enhance the Ambiance
Creating the right ambiance for entertaining is essential. Many summer gatherings take place in the evening and early nighttime hours, so investing in outdoor lighting is essential. Some ideas are tiki torches and string lights. You can even run string lights along your fence or in the trees for an extra special touch. Investing in a sound system or even an outdoor TV can be a great idea. You also should think about the need to invest in a mosquito repellant system, a misting system, and other features to improve the ambiance and environment.
Your landscaping may be one of the least attractive aspects of your backyard after a long, hard winter, but it is also one of the easier aspects to improve in the spring and early summer months. To spruce up the yard, invest in a natural fertilizer material, and water the grass regularly. Trim back bushes and trees, mulch your beds and add fresh flowers as needed. You can also invest in potted plants for the patio to add more color and style to your space.
Update the Décor
Another thoughtful idea is to invest in new patio furniture if needed. If the furniture is still in great condition, you may simply update the pillows and cushions or purchase a new umbrella for the patio table. Adding table toppers, such as outdoor candles or lanterns, is also a nice touch.
Creating the ideal space for summer parties now will make it easier for you to plan and host parties throughout the season. Take these steps now to enjoy ample use of your backyard throughout the warm weather season.