There are some really easy, cost effective ways to make your Perth backyard more fun this summer.
If you're in need of ideas or just looking for a change for your backyard, the warmer weather is a great motivator to get you up and about.
A General Tidy Up
Mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, trimming the overgrowth and a good wash down of the patio can make the world of difference.
A simple clean up after winter and the backyard can be a place worth exploring for children once again or just entertaining friends and enjoying the summer afternoon.
If you have a deck then now is the ideal time to do the yearly clean and oiling and same goes with paving, with a good high pressure clean old pavers can look like new especially after the winter moss and grime is blasted away.
Adding colour to your backyard or patio can often make it feel fresh and a place you want to spend more time in.
A splash of colour under the patio or out in the yard like a newly potted plant or a flowing tree in the garden is simple but effective.
New coloured cushions to your outdoor setting is a cheap way of dressing up your entertaining area. Mix and match old to new cushions or furniture with bright and neutral colours.
Dressing up the outdoor dining area with small potted plants or table decoration can create a stunning focal point.
Did you know that some herbs like rosemary, thyme, and garlic are a natural repellant for mosquitos.
Try adding these around your backyard or even under your patio this summer as not only a repellant but the smell of fresh herbs is fantastic and makes any BBQ taste better.
If the budget allows then splashing out on new furnishings will bring that fresh new look. Large coloured pots with established plants look sensational, especially under a patio.
Lights, lanterns or fairy lights are great for dressing up the backyard. Fairy lights can be strung up in the existing garden or in and around your patio providing a sensational backdrop.
Lanterns are great placement pieces or hung as decorative statements.
A helpful tip, if working on a budget try some thrifty shopping on Gumtree or through some of the social media pages as these can be often quite effective at saving your money.
One of the last years fads that have continued into this year is pallet furniture. With multiple web pages full of instructions you can build almost anything for practically nothing at all.
This is a great way to save money and have your friends asking how you did that.
Outdoor cinemas are everywhere nowadays and why not the weather is great. If you have a projector why not set it up under the patio and enjoy a movie.
An old or even a new projector can be bought on a budget too. Setup a rug, bean bags or a picnic blanket and watch a movie in your own backyard under the stars.
If you have children then you know how hard it can be to get them outdoors. However, if you have space why not build a mud kitchen for the smaller kids and for the older kids creating their very own cricket pitch in their backyard is guaranteed to have them outside for hours.
Don’t have space then why not try a messy science experiment to get the kids all involved, there are numerous experiments for kids of all ages to be a part of and best of all its outside.
Nothing screams outdoors than a BBQ and the beautiful smell of cooking food, it's enough to make your neighbours jealous.
Eating outside under your patio is a great way to enjoy your backyard this summer. Whether it be with the family or a group of friends eating out is sure fire way of having a great time in your backyard this summer.
Make sure you enjoy this great Perth weather and have plenty of backyard fun this summer. All great backyards start with a great patio - If you need a new patio in time for summer, please give us a call on 94937115 or email us at email@example.com for a quick and easy free quote.