Although summer is over, with fall comes cozy blankets, flannel shirts, and the perfect campfire weather. If your yard is often the site of summertime barbecues or cozy fall cocktail hours, then it’s time to do a little housekeeping. Here are three simple ways to add style and personality to your backyard.
Get a Fire Pit
Who doesn’t love sitting around a fire with loved ones? A fire is the perfect gathering point for your guests, as it provides warmth and keeps the bugs away. Rather than destroying a section of your lawn to make a pit, consider investing in a portable fire pit. This will protect your grass and make clean-up time much easier. If you want something truly eye-catching, a steel sphere fire pit will add a touch of mystery and ambiance to your summer gatherings.
Adding strands of lights to your yard is a simple and inexpensive way to brighten up the atmosphere. Your guests shouldn’t be stumbling around using cell phone flashlights on your poorly lit patio. Twinkle light are soft, well-diffused and easy to hang. If bugs are a problem, add some tiki torches or citronella candles to the mix.
You don’t necessarily need to treat your lawn and plant grass seed to make it appealing. However, you do need to mow whatever is back there and keep the weeds under control. Not only are these areas hotbeds for bugs, but tall patches of weeds are an eyesore. Keep the area neat and considering planting some flowers, for aesthetics and to keep the bugs away.
There are many other ways you can fix up your yard. You can invest in having a patio built, put a hammock up, or even go all in with a hot tub. Put the effort into whatever is most important to you, and before long you’ll have the yard of your dreams.