After the worldwide coronavirus pandemic forced almost everyone throughout the Western world to spend all their time at home, if you were lucky to be locked down in a property with an attached garden, then at least you were able to experience the sunshine and relaxation only a personal enclosed garden space can provide.
Now, as the world is finally beginning to recover from the pandemic, there could be no other perfect time to turn your attention to your garden and backyard this summer and transform the area into the perfect relaxing green space.
A Fresh Lick of Paint
Summer is all about bright, loud colors and warming, inviting hues. What better way to transform your garden and outdoor areas than to freshen up your tired paintwork and really start to enjoy the aesthetic of the outdoor part of your property. The fence surrounding the perimeter of your garden is quite often, albeit totally understandably, a source of particular neglect, and the best way to make your garden fences appear significantly more appealing is to paint them. Ensure you choose the right kind of paint for the area you live in and that the paint possesses UV and ice protection qualities, and use the right kind of paintbrush dependent on the type of wood your fences are constructed from.
Another, even more relatively affordable use for fresh, summery colored paints is to update the color of your slabs, and this costs significantly less than actually replacing them. If you feel brave and bold enough, perhaps consider painting your shed, garage, and any garden benches or other furniture you have in a contrasting color and even a plant pot or two to finish off your garden’s aesthetic.
Clean Your Decking and Patio Areas
Like household furniture inside your home, outdoor furniture, patio areas, and decking are instantly transformed with a good, thorough soapy wash and clean. Remove all weeds and other garden debris from between each of the slabs and ensure to clean right to the end of each plank of wood within your decking. If your wooden structures are looking particularly tired and battered, why not treat yourself to a new garden gate, decking base, or other wooden garden installations from a professional and established supplier such as a St Louis fence company.
Stylish Solar Lighting
The beauty of adding stylish solar lighting to your backyard is the way they seamlessly transition through the seasons. In summer, warm evenings for BBQs and garden games will be framed by the lights, and in winter, solar lighting creates a magical, Christmassy, snuggly feel to your outdoor spaces. Solar landscape lights also ensure your garden is safe to navigate in the nighttime, improving visibility and subsequently safety. Consider placing solar flood lights underneath a particularly beautiful flower bed to light up that particular area, and fairy lights with a clean, crisp white light make for a perfect finishing touch to your new garden and backyard.