This year presents some special barriers for summertime with the coronavirus always lurking in the midst. Social distancing is the way for now, so why not work to bring the fun to your own house?
Make home a place for recreation and relaxation by working to set up a sweet outdoor hang spot. Take a moment now to read through a few helpful tips for sprucing up the yard for summer, and look forward to more enjoyable days ahead.
Build yourself a patio/deck
The most central spot you’ll need to direct your efforts towards is a nice outdoor patio or deck space. If you’re a new homeowner getting into renovations, setting up a great outdoor space will boost your home life and your home’s equity all in one project.
You don’t have to break the bank to build your own outdoor space. Building a platform deck is more affordable and just as useful as an attached deck. Think outside the box, and save some money for other tasks around the house.
Make a DIY fire pit
You don’t have to spend thousands on an outdoor fire pit either. Take some time to explore your property. It’s likely that you can find all the materials you need in your own yard to build an excellent DIY fire pit.
Before you break ground for your DIY fire pit, make a quick phone call to check where it’s safe to dig. You don’t want to run into a pipe or gas line while you’re working to make your own fire pit.
Work to grow a luscious lawn
You need a luscious lawn to present the perfect space for picnics and walking barefoot. If you want a full and green lawn, you have to give it water. When watering your lawn, you should water deeper and less often.
Watering your lawn several times for a short time throughout the day doesn’t encourage your grass to reach deep for the nutrients it needs to thrive. Watering at least six inches into the soil causes the grass to grow deeper, more dependable roots, making your lawn more resilient and full.
Trim back the trees/bushes
Trimming back the trees and bushes that fill out your yard is a good way to whip the place into shape for summertime fun. For a quick and affordable way to move all those pesky trimmings, just pile them on a tarp.
Draw your clippings to the curb, and slide the tarp out from under your pile. Fold your tarp up, and the cleanup is finished.
Paths and lighting are key
You won’t have all the fun during the heat of the day. Hanging out in the yard at night is half the fun of having a great outdoor setup. Build clear paths and use simple solar lighting to make it safer for your friends and family to travel in and out of the house in the dark.