The winter months are perfect for pulling together ideas for your summer backyard. Here are some tips to get a head start on your summer outdoor area. Maybe your outdoor space needs a bit of an overhaul or you are just ready for a change of scenery. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you are thumbing through your favorite catalogs and swatches dreaming of Summer patio time.
Keep in mind the organization of your outdoor space. A cluttered backyard is just as stressful as a cluttered home. The idea is to feel a sense of peace and serenity, while you relax in your outdoor area. However, this does not mean the things you love and enjoy should be hidden in an indoor closet. Try investing in weather resistant storage spaces like trunks or baskets. These are hidden spaces that can provide a bit of character to your yard, while keeping blankets or children’s toys in a place that is pleasing to the eye, until they are needed or desired.
Winter is also a good time to check on the tools that maintain your yard during the summer months. If you are a gardener make sure your pruners are sharp and your harvest baskets are ready to be filled. Maybe take a little time to clear off that workbench and get the seeds you are thinking of ordering ordered, so you can get to work as soon as spring has sprung. When the sun hits your cheeks it will be time to clear the possible overgrowth the winter months has provided and it will be nice to have your tools ready to get the job done.
Now is the time to start deciding if you want to invest in some new patio furniture. If you feel that winter has given your patio set it’s last year in the sun and rain, this is a good time to start deciding what works best for your yard and style. Deciding on a patio set during the cooler months will give you time to ponder what decor and style will work for the new additions to your yard.
Take time deciding, gathering ideas and information. This is the best time to let your imagination run wild and envision all the possibilities for your backyard oasis. Now is the time to get a head start on your summer outdoor area. Pretty soon you will be sitting back with your feet propped up enjoying the time you spent this winter dreaming and creating your perfect outdoor space.