Summer is the perfect season for kicking back and relaxing. While many people take advantage of abundant sunshine and warm temperatures to get out of the house, you can also have a great time with family and friends in your own home. In fact, your backyard is the perfect place to enjoy your free time this summer. These thoughtful tips will help you to set the stage for a truly enjoyable summer around the house.

 

Update Your Outdoor Living Space

When the weather is nice, the last thing that you want is to be cooped up indoors, but this does not mean that you need to leave your home. Your outdoor living space beckons you to relax with family and friends while enjoying fresh air. Now is the time to assess your patio’s features and condition. Consider power washing the patio, exterior walls and furnishings to spruce up your space. Replace furniture cushions as needed to ensure superior comfort. If the bulbs in your exterior light fixtures have burned out, replace those as well.

 

Schedule Pest Control Service

Pests are more active during warmer months. While some pests are annoying and even creepy, others will sting or bite you. In the process, they could spread diseases. Common pests range from flies and bees to ants, mosquitoes and more. By scheduling pest control service now and setting up repeat services throughout the summer, you can maximize your enjoyment of time on your patio and can create a safe, comfortable environment for your kids to play in your yard.

 

Invest in a Few Special Features

You may not have funds available for a major backyard renovation, but that does not mean that you cannot improve your space. Regardless of the current state of your backyard and patio, you can progressively invest in new outdoor features each year. These may include features like an outdoor sound system, an all-weather television, yard games, a fire pit and many other features. With the addition of each new feature, your yard will slowly be transformed.

 

Your backyard is the ideal place to spend time in this summer. Whether you are relaxing on your own or in the company of your best friends and closest family members, you can improve your time in this space by focusing your attention on these essential areas today. Remember to come back to these tips periodically going forward to ensure that your space remains well-maintained and is progressively improved.

By Lizzie Weakley

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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