Despite the never-ending-winter, BBQ season is finally on its way. We can already smell the searing salmon steaks, the aromatic asparagus and those potatoes that you could easily microwave, but why would you want to when it’s perfect barbequing weather?
The best part of BBQ season is how much more time you’ll get to spend outside in your backyard oasis, whether you’re grilling, eating, entertaining or just chilling out with a glass of rosé and a good friend.
And since last summer wasn’t exactly outdoor-friendly, you’ll have to make up for it this year.
With that in mind, these easy backyard improvements will make your go to summer place the very best it can be.
- Paint or stain your deck.
The treacherous weather over the past year did nothing good to your wood, so once the weather shows some nice days with no rain, you’ll want to give your outdoor floor a once-over. And this is the time to do it ¾ before the summer bugs show up or the sun becomes too warm. Angie’s List put a helpful piece together about the benefits of paint vs. stain. Definitely worth a read to help you decide which you’ll do to your deck, before you get started. .
- Get some colour going.
Flowers make the backyard so much more enjoyable. And you can get as creative as you want with them. In our last post, we talked about how colours affect one’s mood, so the beginning of the season, is the time to set whatever tone you want. Go nuts with the annuals and try new looks and feels, but for the perennials, you’ll want to stick with lighter colours that work well with the green of your grass. Here’s a list of 10 perennials to consider.
- Mulch, mulch, then mulch some more.
Since you’re getting two summers worth of enjoyment out of your backyard this year, you’ll want to keep it as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Mulch is your best friend in this regard.
BBQ season is also hosting season, and while you want to feed your guests well, you’ll want to make them comfy too. Think about a few large outdoor pillows for your deck chairs, some patio lanterns to light up the evening, and maybe a throw or two for those unexpectedly chilly nights.
Also, if you have a fence, a shed or something where you’re able to hang a bed sheet, you can host an outdoor movie night. We have even come across some projectors that can connect to your smartphone.
- Update the outer entrance of your house
When your guests show up, give them a sneak preview of the changes out back with a refresh up front. Quickest way: Homidea's LED backlit house numbers. These LED house numbers are brighter than the average competitors, allowing your house guests to know they have arrived in the right place, at any time of day or night. While this addition may be a little change, it’s instantly noticeable when your guests arrive ¾ and you’ll get to enjoy it all year long!
So, if the wondrous BBQ smells cannot help your guests find their way, these bright LED numbers will surely make sure everyone arrives to view your new and improved backyard space.
We hope you enjoy these easy tips and tricks, and the new space that you can enjoy with the warm weather. Happy grilling!