Warm weather has arrived in many regions, causing people to begin focusing on all of the outdoor areas of your home. It is time to dust off the patio furniture and get it ready for those warm spring and summer days. Here are some patio landscaping tips that will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.
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Step 1: To add some warmth during cooler nights, use a portable stone fireplace or a fire pit. You can enjoy some tea or hot chocolate and the kids can roast marshmallows while snuggled around it.
Step 2: Make sure there is plenty of outdoor seating for the family and guests. Add some patio benches to the area so people can recline if they wish.
Step 3: A hammock is the perfect place to relax and read a book on a warm spring or summer afternoon. Purchase a freestanding hammock chair, a portable hammock stand, or anchor a regular hammock to one of the patio railings and the home.
Step 4: Wind chimes make the outdoors a calming and inviting place. Add one or more chimes made from different materials, such as metal and bamboo.
Step 5: A patio looks more inviting when it includes some plant life. Install planter boxes on the railings and large pots in the corners. Adding an upside-down fruit or vegetable grower provides some tasty treats for the family to enjoy.
Step 6: If the patio has an overhead cover, add a few hanging baskets.
Step 7: Lighting improves the usefulness of the patio and makes the area safer. Select eco-friendly solar lighting, which uses the rays of the sun to power the lights and does not require installation or wiring.