May 28, 2019
Summer has officially arrived!!!! At least where I live. It’s hotter than Hades around here. So, you know what that means… kids are out, vacations are planned and that patio that’s been hidden from snow storms has finally been revealed.
And it doesn’t look pretty… black stains, ugly green moss, and weeds are all over it.
Not a picture-perfect summer hang out area. Well, let me give you some tips on making it the place to entertain.
Tip 1: Power wash!!! If you don’t have a power washer then rent one. You can find them at your local hardware store.
Tip 2: Add some lights. Hang a strand around the perimeter or stake solar power lights along the edge. Place tea lights in mason jars or lanterns.
Tip 3: Arrange outdoor furniture in a living room setting. You will need a rug and an umbrella to anchor the space. Then add side tables and fluffy pillows. Make it feel like your living room.
Tip 4: Accessorize with colorful pots and flowers. Keep in mind to plant flowers that repel bugs, like lavender, petunias, marigolds, rosemary, or mint.
Tip 5: If you don’t have room on the patio for a table and chairs then add a picnic table. They look great on grass and add tons of extra seating. Add a fire-bowl for pizzazz.
Tip 6: If you grill, place your grill on the outskirts of the patio. Nobody wants smoke in their face while they are taking a nap in that beautiful living space.
Creating an outdoor space is simple. Just remember to arrange it like you would your living room. Make it cozy and comfortable.
Cheers to summer,