With the weather (finally) beginning to improve, people up and down the country are beginning to enjoy spending time in their backyard whether this is relaxing with a good book or firing up the BBQ and inviting friends round. The harsh winter months can leave the garden looking a little worse for wear, so now is the time to give your backyard a little TLC so that you can make the most out of it for the upcoming season.
First, you will want to give the backyard a thorough spring clean. This will involve removing any debris, mowing the lawn and trimming back hedges. This will immediately make a huge difference and allow you to move on to making it summer ready.
The harsh winds and rain will have taken their toll on any fencing, gates and your garden shed, so give them a thorough wash down and a fresh coat of paint to brighten the perimeter. This is an area often overlooked but has a huge impact on how a backyard both looks and feels.
It is no good having a fresh, attractive garden if there is nowhere for you to sit and relax. Having areas where you can sit down, eat food and socialise is hugely important, so be sure to invest in high-quality garden furniture from places like Cox & Cox. The weather can be unpredictable, so you may want to invest in a gazebo so that you can be protected from sudden showers and also have shade from the sun. In addition to this, it is also worth investing in outdoor lighting so that you can continue to be outside once the sun goes down. LED lighting or candles are good options.
Inject colour and life into your backyard with new plant life. In addition to making it more aesthetically pleasing, this can also be a way to bring wildlife into your backyard which can make it a lovely place to spend time.
Finally, you can add personality and style to your garden with a few decorative touches. This could include placing rugs and cushions on the lawn, candles, wind chimes and various other decorative touches for the garden.
These steps will transform your backyard and ensure that it is a great space to enjoy during the summer whether you are relaxing and soaking up the sun or socialising with friends and family.