Spring is a great time to do backyard improvements before it gets too hot or summer activities take up all of your time. Here are five great backyard improvement you can do to transform your yard for spring.
1. Plant flowerbeds
Spring is a great time to get your flowerbeds cultivated and planted for summer blooms. Or, if you’re in the mood for some color right now, there are a number of brilliant and beautiful spring flowers that can transform your backyard into a slightly chilly tropical paradise. Pansies, lilacs and crocus are all flowers that flourish in the slightly chilly temps of spring.
2. Transform patio furniture
Whether you buy new patio furniture or simply transform the furniture you already have, spring is the time to shake off the coat of winter dust from your furniture and get it ready for summer. From painting wood or metal furniture to buying new cushions for chairs or a new umbrella for a table, you can greatly enhance the look of your outdoor space by sprucing up your furniture.
3. Build a pergola or patio cover
Pergolas are a freestanding structure that are usually not attached to the house itself, while patio covers are. Pergolas can cover a pathway, define a walking space, or cover a patio or entertaining space outdoors. A pergola generally has open sides, and either a slatted or solid roof while a patio cover generally has a solid roof and sometimes even insulated sides, so you can enjoy your patio year-round. Pergolas cut down on the heat of summer sun while still allowing light in, while patio covers provide shade but not as much light.
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4. Install a pool
Having a pool in your backyard can be a big hit when it comes to throwing summer parties with friends and family. Spring is a great time to install a pool, since the ground is usually soft enough for digging and it will allow your pool to be ready for use as soon as hot weather hits. There are a number of pool options available ranging from above ground pools to in ground pools to new natural pools. Companies like The Pool Store can help you find the right pool option for you.
5. Power wash your patio
Over time, patios become dingy or discolored from accumulated dirt that a plain old garden hose can’t penetrate. Power washing can restore the luster and shine of your patio and make it look like fresh poured concrete.
Backyards are a great place to relax, entertain and just enjoy the outdoors and enjoy the company of family and friends during the spring and summer months. Who knows, once you get your patio looking sharp it might motivate you to host a party or even do some sprucing up on other areas of your home. Spring is a great time to start working on a backyard oasis you can enjoy all summer long!