If you’re planning on inviting a few guests around this summer but your yard needs a little tidy up, there are a few quick things you can do to really transform the space. With a couple of additions such as string lights and fragrant flowers, you can create a magical, sensory atmosphere. You could also carry out a bit of basic maintenance to brighten up your outside space. It’s also worth investing in a couple of accessories that won’t break the bank. Here are a few easy ways to make your yard more welcoming.
Refresh your deck
Summer is the perfect time of year for a bit of outdoor maintenance. Refresh your deck or patio area by giving it a quick clean with a pressure washer. If you have wooden decking you could also inspect it to see it needs resealing or replacing. Here are a few more useful Deck maintenance tips from Labor Panes. With an afternoon’s work, you can get your outside space ready for entertaining.
Upgrade your lighting
You’d be surprised how much difference outdoor lighting can make and you can really make the most of it during those long summer evenings. For a truly magical effect, check out this selection of solar string lights. This will add a touch of wonder to your yard space or patio and won’t affect your utility bills. They charge during the day using solar energy and will switch on automatically when the sun goes down. You could use string lights to border off a section of your garden for entertaining, for instance, and create a lovely atmosphere.
Create a sensory space
Add to the ambient lighting with a few more treats for the eyes and nose as well. You could set up hanging baskets or pot plants filled with colorful, fragrant flowers. Transform your yard into a sensory space and this will make it more inviting for kids and adults alike. Your children will love exploring the new sights, sounds, and smells, and you’ll also attract wildlife. Here are some more ideas and plants for a sensory garden.
Spruce up your patio furniture
If your patio furniture is in need of a little TLC, you have several options. If you’re on a budget you repurpose second-hand furniture or upcycle your old patio furniture. You could also look for great deals online or in thrift stores. If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your yard space this summer, check out these DIY outdoor furniture project ideas.
Invest in a few accessories
Invest in a few accessories for the perfect party at home. You could consider upcycling household items into planters or lanterns, such as old mason jars, for example. It’s worth getting creative as these will make lovely conversation pieces. Alternatively, you could get a matching dish set or new glasses to add an elegant touch.
With a few little upgrades, you can really transform your yard space and make it much more welcoming for your guests this summer!