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Thursday, August 09 2018

Let Your Patio Grow with These Tips for Your Outdoor Space

Even with all of the heat and humidity, summer is still the season most of us prefer, and being out on the patio with friends and family is one of the best parts about summer. To that end, we’ve created a list of 5 things that will make your outdoor space come to life!

A Clean Surface for Every Purpose

Maintaining the surface of your patio should be the first thing you think about when organizing your outdoor space. And when it comes to making sure it’s clean, a pressure washer is your best friend. Just give it a light spray, and after a short drying period, you’re good to go. Lay out your furniture, make some drinks, invite some friends, and you’re ready to rock.

Plants. Patio. Perfect

Adding some greenery to your patio is the perfect way to spruce up the look of the entire area, and bring some vibrancy to your outdoor space. A combination of potted and hanging plants looks great and requires minimal effort to install. If watering the plants seems like something you’re likely to forget you can purchase plastic plants and not worry about a thing. They look great and will never need any soil, water, or sunlight.

Made in the Shade

While there’s a lot to be said for having fun in the sun, sitting out in its hot rays for hours on end is a recipe for disaster. That’s why it’s so important to protect yourself with sunscreen, a hat, and lots of shade! Providing a shaded area is easily accomplished by having a patio table with a mounted umbrella. Conversely, you could also use an awning. Whichever method you choose, you’ll be cool as a cucumber when you’ve got it made in the shade.

A Water Feature for Every Creature

Nothing relaxes like the gentle sound of trickling water. Small water features are simple to find at your local home or garden centre and are relatively easy to set up. New water features will provide your patio area with a tranquillity that you'll enjoy immediately. You’ll wonder how you ever managed to relax without one.

Goodness, Gracious, Great Pits of Fire

Enjoying your patio during the day is all well and good, but what about when the sun goes down? Rather than moving the party inside, why not stay out and get warmed up next to the flickering flames of a fire pit? Installing a fire pit may take a bit of work, having to dig out the hole by hand may require some elbow grease. But once it’s dug, it’s done. You can arrange comfortable seating around the pit and strategically place mosquito torches so that those pesky critters don’t intrude upon your good times.

Start the Relaxation

We hope these tips have contained the advice you need to turn your patio area into a party-inducing space. The summer may be drawing to a close, but let’s not forget that September is often a hot month. So get out there and enjoy the heat while we still have it!