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Are you still considering how you can get your backyard picture perfect and ready for entertaining? Here are some tips to Spruce up and Design a backyard you will love to invite your friends over to party! Nothing says summer like spending it outdoors, but if your backyard looks like it needs a little TLC you aren’t the only one. I tend to neglect my backyard until I know that all of the colder weather has passed. I almost get giddy thinking about all the fun things family and friends can do with us when the weather is sunny, a cool breeze is blowing and we’re all enjoying just being together.
Until I can really sit down and relax, I know there are a few things I need to take care of, especially when it comes to the back of my home. A good plan for your outdoor landscape and to have it spruced up for the summer does take a bit of time. However, those who are willing to put in the work will find it is worth every cent and it would prevent the aching back you might get.
Here are some Summer Backyard Ideas to get it Picture Perfect for entertaining your next party! I have found these steps to be beneficial for me in times past. I am positive it will transform transform your landscaping and the ways you can delight in hospitality through having a beautiful inviting home.
1. Clean the Outdoor Lights
- These lights often get ignored, especially when it’s bad weather outside. When you take the time to give them a little cleaning it can go along way towards making your space look cared for. Disassemble the lights as best as you can and wash the glass with hot soapy water. This really makes a difference when you use them at night. If you need to, replace the light bulbs. Personally, I’m a huge fan of twinkle lights to give you and your guests a cozy space, so hang those around your space if you can.
2. Spruce Up The Furniture
- During the cold months, if you don’t put your furniture away it can take a pretty big hit from snow storms, wind and various outdoor activities. Check out the furniture and inspect if for any reason repairs need to be done before you have anyone use them. Dust or wash everything before you set it up. Consider even adding a fresh coat of paint to spruce them up and make them look like new! Suddenly your rusty old chairs look like you just picked them up.
3. Call In A Professional
If you have a backyard with any pavers, you’ll want to make sure you get them professionally cleaned before anyone comes over. A power washer can do the trick to help get rid of the grim from winter but if you really want it done correctly, I’d suggest hiring someone with experience. If you live in the Atlanta area, someone I’d recommend is Georgia Paver Restoration. They recommend that your pavers and stonework truly look their best when they are properly sealed and cleaned, a process that should be done every three to five years. When you seal your pavers, it helps keep those nagging weeds away ( especially for those who don’t like wedding in the first place ). In case you’re wondering about the process of properly sealing and cleaning your pavers, before any new sealer can be applied, the paver surface is thoroughly cleaned. In some cases, a high temperature steam surface cleaner is used or a chemical cleaning agent will be applied to lift any stubborn stains that may have happened. They use top of the line, powerful machines which are designed for pavers and natural stone. During the cleaning process, the joint sand between the pavers will be forced out between the pavers along with any plant material, dirt or weeds.
Once the paver surfaces is cleaned and the joint sand has been removed, they put in fresh clean new stand to install between the joints. The sand is swept over the paver surface to replace what was removed during the cleaning process. The pavers are then ‘wet sanded’ to push the joint sand into place. When the sand is ready to go then the newly cleaned paver stones can finally be sealed. They use a Seal n Lock water based sealer so there is no need to let the surface dry out like other companies do. The sealer is applied liberally to make sure the sand is thoroughly saturated. The commercial grade sealer is environmentally friendly and includes algae/mold inhibitor. Once it’s sealed it’s ready to use after 24 hours!
4. Prepare the Garden
- If you have a garden, I would make sure that you tend to this as well. Grab a shovel and rake out the beds, prune up the branches on the shrubs and pull out any dead plants or grass. Adding a smooth fresh layer of compost to help keep your plants nourished during the harsh summer months is key. I also love creating new flower pots near the garden as well. This pop of color is always a fun topic of conversation with friends and family members plus it livens up the backyard. It helps bring everything together.
Now that your Backyard is fully improved, get your music going and get ready to entertain your guests Picture-Perfect style!
5. Turn on The Music!
Play some music on your Portable wireless device while you blast some music in Spotify or tune in to a radio station like the Joy-Fm and online radio like My Hope Radio to hear some amazing music that will really get you going!
Now that you have a few handy steps to help you get your backyard ready for summer, which are you going to start with first? Take your time and make sure you aren’t over doing anything. My suggestion would be to start in the early morning hours before it gets too hot. Enjoy and remember, it’ll be worth it when you host your big backyard get together.
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