4 Yard Upgrades You Will Want To Make Before Summer Hits

4 Yard Upgrades You Will Want To Make Before Summer Hits
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    If summer is approaching, then you might be looking forward to spending more time in your yard.

    However, is your yard ready?

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Doing the right upgrades before summer actually gets here means your yard will be the space you want it to be when there is warmer weather and more hours of daylight. There are many different things you can do to spruce up your yard but here are just a few ideas.

Implementing even one of these things will make your yard just that much better and more enjoyable to hang out in. You may even decide to host more outdoor activities if you feel proud of your yard and want to show it off.

Here are some ideas to consider.

Fountain

These seem like high-end outdoor pieces for a luxe property, but they don’t have to be all that expensive. All they really need is a liner, a pump, and electricity.

You can even buy prefabricated models that run independently on solar power when available.

The sound and sight of splashing water can be a very soothing element to any yard that also gives it a bit of life and activity. Some people even try DIY projects and create something magical.

By adding a fountain, you not only improve the aesthetics of your yard but also might attract wildlife such as birds if there’s enough room for a birdbath.

Many different styles of fountains exist, and choosing the one that best fits your needs is exciting and a fun way to give more life to your yard.

Outdoor Room

Whether it’s seating around a fire pit or outdoor lighting surrounding all-weather furniture, create a space for family and friends to gather together for games, conversation, or meals.

You don’t need to drop a lot of money on an outdoor kitchen to create a space where everyone can hang out comfortably for a few hours on a sunny afternoon or in the evening together. Having a nice place to sit and gather is essential in creating an inviting backyard.

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Lattice Screening

At a minimum, lattice screening provides a unique visual aesthetic to the borders of your yard. When filled in, it also offers you visual privacy so passersby and neighbors can’t see you relaxing in your backyard.

If done completely around your property, it might even keep pets and children in and unwanted animals and pests out. When adding something as simple as lattice screening, you may find that you spend much more time in your yard because it’s more comfortable.

Flower Garden

If you have a space in your yard that isn’t going to get run over by kids or dug up by pets, why not plant flowers? This can be a serious pop of color in your backyard space.

Add some shrubs and even two trees to hang a hammock from. Make it a butterfly garden to draw in beautiful life to watch fluttering about, or just enjoy the shade as a place to read or take an afternoon nap.

Choosing yard upgrades to enjoy this summer is a great first step, but you need to remember to actually get them done before summer starts.

If you do, you’ll have the benefits of your chosen upgrades ready to go, but you’ll also have more time for summer fun since you got the upgrades out of the way early.

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