We wait all winter for the weather to warm and patio season to return. As we look eagerly ahead at spring’s arrival, there are a few things we can do to get our backyard prepped for all those outdoor gatherings that are right around the corner. So, start to uncover that furniture, get pool gear ready and sit back to embrace all that spring has to offer.
1. Get ready to dive in
It won’t be long before it’s time to pull back the cover on that pool and dive in. Be proactive by organizing your pool house or storage area and bringing essentials like towels, pool floats, chaises and games to the front. This way, when that first warm day rolls around, you can easily grab what you need to soak up the sun.
2. Take stock
3. Give your space the green light
Often overlooked is ensuring outdoor lighting is ready to be turned on with the flip of a switch. This is your friendly reminder to replace light bulbs and consider new outdoor lighting for evening entertaining. Go through and make sure there aren’t any string lights with burnt-out bulbs or battery-operated lanterns that no longer work.
5. Freshen up your heat source
7. Material refresh
Give cushions and pillows a wash and freshen up outdoor upholstery by wiping away any dirt leftover from last year. This is also a great time to update pillows and consider replacement cushions. Bringing in brighter colors or floral prints will make your outdoor space feel perfectly on trend with the spring season.
8. Get cooking
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