Summer is almost here and we all want to spend more time outdoors. Nothing beats those long warm summer nights spent with your family and friends in the comfort of your own backyard. As the weather is improving, this is the perfect time to put in a little effort and transform your garden or backyard into a lovely space that you can truly enjoy. Investing in your outdoor space won’t just make you love your home more, but it will also make it more inviting and improve its curb appeal. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few amazing ideas to get your outdoor area ready for the warm season.
1. Refresh your garden and fill it with low-maintenance attractive ornamentals
Once those pesky April showers have passed, you can finally work on your garden without discomfort. The sun is shining and there is no better activity than bringing your garden back to life. If you want to truly enjoy your outdoor area without putting in a lot of effort, we recommend focusing on native plants that don’t require a lot of attention. Although filling your garden with exotic ornamentals is a common practice, it might not always be the best option. Native ornamentals come with more benefits – they require less water than lawns, they provide food and shelter to wildlife, they reduce air pollution, and don’t require as many pesticides or fertilizers. If you are interested in promoting biodiversity, transform your outdoor area into a wildflower meadow, a cottage garden, a butterfly garden, a bog garden, an ornamental grass garden, or any other type of garden that includes native plants.
2. Install a summerhouse in your garden
If you want to upgrade your garden, investing in a summerhouse is a great idea. Over the past few years, summerhouses have become an important trend thanks to their compelling benefits. A modern summerhouse will not just transform your garden, but it can also have a positive impact on how you use your main house. If you opt for a spacious summerhouse, you get to choose its main functions and you can opt for one that can be used for more than just one purpose. But let’s get you more familiar with the main functions of a small summerhouse. If you want to transform your outdoor area into an entertaining space for your friends and family, but don’t have a huge budget, you can still get a BBQ hut, which is a small and affordable garden building.
But the good news is that any small summerhouse can be used as a storage shed, garden gym, hobby room, home spa, yoga studio, memorabilia room, game room, home office, guest room, gardening shed, garden bar, BBQ hut, outdoor kitchen, etc. So, as you can see, summerhouses are versatile structures that can be used for pretty much anything you can think of. If your budget allows, you can opt for a spacious summerhouse that has a veranda, a summerhouse that has an extra room for storage, a summerhouse that has a sauna room, or any other type of multifunctional garden building.
3. Add the final touches
Once you’ve filled your garden with beautiful native plants and your BBQ hut is in position, you can start adding the final touches. Install a fire pit on a safe surface such as a stone one or gravel one and surround it with bean bags, Adirondack chairs, hanging egg chairs, or any other type of comfortable garden chairs. The fire pit will be a perfect place for your friends to hang out after the BBQ, have a glass of wine, and relax. If you are a fan of laidback hippie vibes, don’t forget to install one or more hammocks. Everyone knows that a hammock is a great place to relax and your friends will be thrilled to try it out. You can even take a nap in one because it turns out that when you sleep in a hammock you can achieve the ideal sleeping position. Sleeping outside is also extremely beneficial as it is a great way to boost your levels of serotonin, enhance your mood, relieve stress, and improve your sleep quality.
Ambient lighting is another important detail that you shouldn’t ignore. To give your dinner parties a lovely glow, hang some solar-powered lanterns or place them along the paths and on the table. If you wish to extend the summer season and keep the party going, you can also add some outdoor heaters. You can opt for different types of fuel such as propane, natural gas, or electric and different designs such as floor standing, hanging and wall-mounted, and tabletop. Each of these comes with advantages and disadvantages, so it’s best to do some research before choosing.
Your outdoor area can become a perfect getaway from the stress and humdrum of everyday life. You don’t need to have a huge budget to improve your backyard, but it will require a little planning and work. Start by selecting a few low-maintenance plants, create a comfortable seating area, and install a summerhouse and you’re all set!