Over the last few months of the coronavirus pandemic, you have probably spent more time at home than usual, especially in your backyard. With the temperature increasing, many are looking to transform their outdoor space ready for summer.

If you would like to know how to prepare your exterior space for this summer that will be like no other, check out the below must-know tips for preparing your backyard.

Completely Remodel Your Exterior Space

Renovations, like replacing windows and doors, can vastly increase the value of your property. As well as improving the appearance of your home, replacement windows can lower heating and cooling bills, and increase natural light within the home. Likewise, if you want to create an entirely new backyard, there are other types of exterior home remodeling that can totally change the appearance of your outdoor space. This could include adding decks and patios, building pools and water features, installing an outdoor kitchen, adding pergolas, gazebos, and pavilions, or creating porches, sunrooms, and screen porches.

Make your Backyard a Space to Relax

It is essential to add a few home comforts into your outdoor area, especially in times like these. Look for ways to make your backyard cozy, so that you will want to spend more time out there in the cooler summer evenings. You could:

  • Add cushions and throws to your outdoor furniture
  • Invest in some outdoor lighting
  • Build a fire pit

Give your Lawn a Facelift

Maintaining your lawn is hard work, but extremely rewarding. A large lawn will often be the focal point of your backyard, so a well-kept lawn is essential if you want to entertain this summer. Over these summer months, you will likely need to pay more attention to your lawn and prepare it for fun family outdoor activities! Regular maintenance, like trimming your shrubbery, planting grass seed, and getting rid of any unwanted weeds, can make a huge difference. Make sure you frequently move around any outdoor furniture to avoid any thin or bald patches and treat your lawn with any protective products to keep it blooming.

Add Color to Your Backyard

Another easy way to prepare your backyard for the warmer months is by adding color. As well as painting any fences you have with a bright new hue or bringing color in with new blankets and soft furnishings, planting summertime flowers also adds color to your backyard.

As the days stay sunny, summertime flowers don’t take much to blossom. All you have to do is remember to water them. Adding unique garden plants to your backyard also helps bees and other pollinators by providing a safe habitat. The following plants and flowers will last all summer long:

  • Perennials
  • Asters
  • Daylilies
  • Hosta
  • Petunias

Get More Backyard Inspiration

Even if you have used your time in quarantine to prepare your backyard for summer 2020, you do not have to stop there. We’ve got all the courtyard design ideas you could think of!