Summer marks the beginning of patio season.
Having dinner on the patio and making memories with friends and family is one of summer’s precious opportunities.
Patios are the focal point of your backyard; it’s where memories are made and laughter is shared. You’ll want to feel proud of the space you’re in.
If you’re thinking that your patio space could use a bit of love, you’ve come to the right place.
In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some tips to spruce up your patio.
Make Any Necessary Repairs
The ice, snow and colder temperatures during the winter can take a toll on your backyard. Repairing any cracks in your patio not only improves the appearance of the space, but it also saves you time and money in the long run. Small cracks–in concrete in particular–can become larger very quickly, which causes more damage and can become quite costly.
Weed Out Unwanted Plants
Weeds are not only frustrating in your garden, but they can be equally as frustrating when they begin to sprout up in between bricks or cracks in the cement. Keeping your eyes peeled for any weeds and pulling them as you see them is an easy way to maintain the appearance of your space.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weed killer, mix one part salt into two parts boiling water as a chemical-free way to kill weeds.
Add Some More Greenery To Your Space
Indoor plants provide numerous benefits, such as improving air quality and reducing stress. Having some potted plants scattered around your space is a simple way to spice up your patio decor.
There are endless options when it comes to adding plants to your space. You can use hanging baskets or potted plants that are low maintenance for your climate to add aesthetically pleasing elements to your patio. You can even plant flowers that complement your patio furniture!
A Coat of Paint Goes A Long Way
You’d be surprised at how much a fresh coat of paint can liven and transform a space. Chipped, faded paint drains the life out of a space. Changing the colour of your fence or deck (if you’re wanting more of a dramatic change) is a sure fire way to add life to your backyard.
Let There Be Light
Lights can really brighten a space, literally and figuratively (pun intended).
Wrapping some string lights around trees, hanging lights from your gazebo or even just adding candles not only add to the outdoor experience, but it also provides some additional safety when you’re trying to make your way back inside.
Consider New Patio Doors
Your patio doors are the first thing people see even before they see your patio. As an entrypoint to your backyard, you’ll want to make a good first impression.