Summer brings back memories from our childhood when school was out, and we were free to explore under the warm sun. Here are some helpful tips for making new memories as you rediscover the joys of outdoor living!
Do you have a big, sturdy tree in your yard? Add some rope and a seat and you have an inexpensive way to create motion. Also consider an arbor swing or hammock. There are few things more relaxing than a nap in a hammock or reading as you sway back and forth on your swing.
Create some unique activities for families and friends. There are kits for outdoor bowling (or you can create a lane by putting straw bales end-to-end the length of your ‘alley’). Take large stone tiles and build an oversized chess board. Have a fort in the backyard? Add a zip line to keep busy kids entertained and active.
Make a statement with bold colors featuring planters in various shapes and sizes. If your pots or window boxes are in good shape, pick out some audacious colors and spray paint them. Add some pizzazz to the wicker furniture on your wood deck with bright, fun pillows. If you have a covered patio or pergola, hang lanterns and party lights to make everything more festive. Don’t have a pergola? We know just the people to call.
Consider soft lighting for your garden or patio area. While that may seem expensive, it isn’t when you bring in freestanding solar-powered lights or LED lights for pathways. Or simply hang string lights across tree branches to keep things bright. When shopping for lights, make sure they are specifically for outdoor use because they are made to withstand moisture.
A path can become a great focal point in your backyard and provide a visual flow for the eye. Whether you use pavers, stones, wood chips, or gravel, you can create a beautiful effect. Consider awesome mosaic garden paths for colorful inspiration.
Gardens offer you an opportunity to add character and beauty to your back yard. And, it provides a low impact source of exercise that produce the fruits of your labor for all to see. If you are so inclined, it also gives you the opportunity to grow your own vegetables or herbs to enjoy cooking with family. Just don’t be surprised if you start thinking of adding under deck storage to house all your gardening supplies!
If you have a screened back porch or patio, be sure to add comfortable furniture and outdoor accessories that make this area a natural extension of your home. If you don’t have a screened porch, picture yourself with a cool drink, free from insects, lounging under the quiet, cool breeze of a ceiling fan. Then imagine yourself contacting us to review a range of options available to get maximum enjoyment from your outdoor living.
Looking for more ideas to create a great outdoor experience? Email or call us at 770-781-4641 and we’d be happy to discuss options that work best for you!