As we hit the peak of winter, we can’t help but think about the warmth of spring and summer. So close yet far away, it’s never too early to start reminiscing and preparing for fun in the sun. If you love to spend your days sitting outside on your patio, here are a few ways to prepare your outdoor space for the spring.
Check Out Your Outdoor Space
The best way to prepare your backyard space for the spring is by periodically checking your outdoor space. Although it’s cold, bundle up and search for the tail-tale signs of damage and pests. Check your patio for cracks and holes and catch any deficiencies to prevent further or irreversible damage.
Add Some Decorative Accents
Adding decorative accents to your outdoor space will make being outside more enjoyable. Adding patio pavers to lead towards the patio or adding an umbrella to your deck are two small things that can upgrade your outdoor space from simple to luxurious.
Adding a rug, some plants with decorative pots, and a raised garden bed are also great ways to upgrade your outdoor space for the upcoming season.
Clean Up Your Outdoor Space
Your patio furniture can accumulate a lot of dirt, grime, mildew, or mold over time. Cleaning your backyard is another way to prepare your outdoor space for the spring. Doing some yard work, such as cutting the grass, clearing weeds, pressure washing your patio flooring, and cleaning the furniture, will help make the space more welcoming to you and your guests.
Lighten Up Your Space
Don’t let the sunset stop you from enjoying the outdoors. Installing a few lights outside will make your backyard the perfect spot to get together with a few buddies. Investing in a firepit or using regular string lights will help transform your space into the ultimate hang-out place for the spring and summer.
Update Your Furniture
If you’ve been using the same patio furniture and decorative pillows for a while, it might be time to change them. Although outdoor furniture is durable against wear, tear, and weather conditions, there’s always an “expiration” date on certain pieces like cushions, rugs, or tables. Spruce up your backyard by adding modern elements or DIYing your old ones.