It’s looking more and more like this summer is going to have to be spent indoors or on our own properties, especially if you live in a hot zone where the coronavirus has hit particularly hard. Though this isn’t what any of us was hoping for, it can be a wonderful time nonetheless. By prepping your backyard, you can make it into the ultimate holiday destination for lounging, eating, and having fun.
Trim It, Cut It, and Gut It
Now that spring is here, there’s no time to waste. You need to go through with some gardening gloves and some branch trimmers and cut back your garden. If there is a dead tree, hire a tree removal service to get rid of it. If you have bushes that have become overgrown, cut them back. In order to make your garden look wonderful, you need to be brutal in spring, otherwise, nature will take over and do what it does best: get wild.
Repaint or Repair Your Boundary
The boundary of your backyard is your next step. If you have a wood fence, consider sanding it down, staining, or even painting it. It will help freshen up your backyard and make it feel better all around. If you’re artistic, you could try your hand at painting a mural on your fence to expand the feel of your backyard.
If you have a metal fence, you will want to look at ways you can either encourage your plants to grow to provide you with privacy or buy new plants for that purpose.
Plant Now for Spring
You are going to be so busy! Order a bunch of plants or seeds online and have them delivered to your door so that you can start planting now. Try to think ahead. If you love flowers, you will want plants that bloom throughout the summer, rather than once and done.
Add Outdoor Activities
There are so many great things you can do outside in your own backyard. If you don’t already have these features, consider adding them to your backyard this year:
With a few pots, you will be able to start your own kitchen garden. Grow tomatoes, onions, strawberries, and whatever else you like! You’ll have something to keep you busy and fresh product before you know it.
What’s a summer destination without some sunbathing? Either build a deck or set aside an area in your back yard where you can set up a few sunbeds and side tables. Add a fold-up sunshade umbrella, and the area can also act as a comfortable place to enjoy outside when it’s too hot.
If you can, try to install a proper dining area. If not, you can order a picnic table to your door and build it right in your backyard. Either way, you’ll want to be able to eat outside to soak in that summer sun.
Finally, don’t forget to decorate! If you have old furniture or decorative items like mirrors or sculptures, consider bringing them outdoors to add even more fun to your backyard.