Get your backyard ready for summer with these four tips.
Summer is here! In fact, today’s the first official day of the new season. What better way to make the most of it than to get your outdoor spaces ready for the warm months ahead? These four tips can help you get your backyard ready for summer. Whether you plan to use your outdoor areas as a solo retreat or a staging ground for parties, they’re worth checking out!
- Let there be light! Looking for a high-impact way to make your outdoor space more inviting on warm summer evenings? Light it up! String up lights to overhang your patio or put some lanterns in the trees (use battery-operated candles to avoid fire hazards). A little light goes a long way, and can give you the motivation you need to get outside after the sun sets.
- Get crafty. An area rug can make a huge difference in your outdoor space. Simply laying down a large rug can take your yard from ho-hum to oh, wow! Plus, you don’t need to shell out big bucks for this update. Get a basic (i.e. cheap) area rug and stencil it yourself. That way, you can control the pattern and the colors, so it perfectly matches your yard.
- Give planters new life (literally). If it’s been a while since you played with your planters, this is the time to do it. Add some colorful blooms to make them pop, or swap out some of your water-needy plants for drought-tolerant (and trendy) succulents. If you’re looking to glam up your outdoor space, metallic paint can transform the planters themselves.
- Lay mulch. This one is pretty boring, but fresh mulch will do wonders for your yard’s look. Just do it.
You’re going to put some work into your yard, and we can put work into protecting it. If you need homeowners insurance in Antioch, Brentwood, or any of the surrounding California cities, contact Jack Stone Insurance Agency today.