It’s officially spring! Whether the weather is cooperating and warming up in your area, or if you’re still shivering, it’s a great boost to begin imagining long summer nights in the backyard. Spring is the perfect time to begin prepping your yard! Our Riverside at Plumas Ranch homes offer gorgeous exterior spaces, ready for you to enhance and personalize them. Today, we’re talking about seasonal steps to take to get your space party-ready!
Clean and Tidy Up
It’s important to start with a clean slate! Before you start thinking about decorating or adding new furniture, you’ll want to make sure your backyard is clean and tidy. Start by picking up any debris or trash that may have accumulated over the winter months. Sweep or power wash any decks or patios, and trim back any overgrown foliage. This will give you a clean slate to work with and make your outdoor space more inviting.
Consider Outdoor Lighting
Is there anything cozier than outdoor lighting? If you’ve been enchanted with string lights since you first saw “Parenthood,” this is the perfect opportunity to get the same effect. Consider adding some variety of outdoor lighting to your backyard to create a warm and inviting ambiance. You can also install motion-sensor lights for added security and safety.
The only way to enjoy long summer nights is in a cozy chair. One of the most important elements of any outdoor gathering is seating. Make sure you have enough chairs or benches to accommodate your guests. You can also get creative with seating options, such as outdoor cushions or bean bag chairs.
Invest in Outdoor Furniture
If you plan on entertaining frequently, consider investing in some quality outdoor furniture. A comfortable outdoor sofa or dining set can make your backyard feel like an extension of your home. Look for furniture that is weather-resistant and easy to clean. Don’t forget to add some cushions or pillows for added comfort.
Plan for Entertainment
Whether it’s music, games, or a movie night, planning for entertainment can take your outdoor gathering to the next level. Set up a speaker system for music or invest in a projector for outdoor movies. You can also set up lawn games, like cornhole or giant Jenga, for some friendly competition.
Enjoy Your Oasis!
Before summer gets into full swing, prep your space and make sure it’s ready for guests. Remember, your backyard can easily become a coveted oasis for you, your family, and your friends. Then, start your party planning!