There’s nothing like cooling down in the shade of your yard to wait out the warmer weather. It’s easy to hide away from the heat inside, with the AC, TV, and other electricals, but where’s the fun in that? Catching some vitamin D and some fresh air is essential, even in summer! Whether you own a small balcony, a patch of grass, or a full back and front yard, if done right, outdoor spaces can be lifesavers in summer! 

The trick to having a great outdoor space is to put some time, effort, and thought into it. There are plenty of ways to spruce up your yard and make it homier, better-looking, and summer ready. Whether you’re looking to add a new feature to your outdoor space or do some landscaping, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips and tricks to help take your outdoor space from drab to fab in no time!

Make good use of the space

To kick things off, one of the simplest and most effective ways to take your yard to the next level is to organize it. Every outdoor space has the potential to be great, no matter how big or small. The trick to making your outdoor space great is to declutter it and make use of the space.

Plot out the area, separate it into designated areas, and keep both design and function in mind. Get rid of any unnecessary or unused items or features, to make room for more useful ones. Add furniture and fixtures that fit the space, size, and look of your yard for the best results. Put your interior design and Feng shui skills to the test, and make good use of your outdoor space!

Add a water feature

If you’re looking to add some glam and function to your outdoor space, then look no further than water features. Water features come in many shapes and sizes, and are designed to cool, look good, and add style. The easiest way to add a water feature is to add a fountain or pond. 

Depending on the size of the space and your budget, you can go as big or as small as you like with fountains. With outdoor wall fountains on the patio, you can keep your outdoor area cool and stylish in one fell swoop. Ponds are a great way to beautify any yard, keep things cool, and foster some wildlife!

Exercise your green thumb

Another way to bring some life into your outdoor space is to get busy and do some gardening! Plants and vegetation are a great addition to any garden or outdoor area. They both look good and give you an excuse to spend some time outdoors, tending to them. If kept correctly, they add life and freshness and can even help keep the area cool in summer. 

There are plenty of attractive and low-maintenance plants to start with if you’re new to gardening. Whether you prefer colorful flowers, leafy ferns, or a vegetable patch there’s something out there for everyone! You don’t have to be an expert to grow some plants, so give decorating your yard with vegetation a try!

Add a seating area

Another way to elevate your outdoor space and give it function is to add a seating area. Spending time outdoors is tough, especially if you don’t have anywhere comfortable to sit! A seating area can help you spend more time outdoors and accommodate other outdoor activities. Create a space to relax, share meals, or watch movies outside in comfort and style.

A great place to start with is to choose the type of outdoor furniture and seating. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your seating arrangement in your outdoor space! Incorporate swings, hammocks, egg chairs, and benches to add dimension and character. Whether you want to go for rustic charm, or modern sensibilities, pick a style for your seating area to pull everything together!

Set up some pathways

If you want to make a small change to add some structure and style to your yards, then look no further than pathways. The only thing better than looking at a perfectly manicured lawn is one with a perfect pathway on it. Pathways work wonders in elevating your outdoor spaces and making them look more cohesive and stylish.

Whether polished stone, concrete pavers, or a dirt path, pathways add a sense of purpose. They break up the space and give the eye something to look at in any outdoor space. Pathways work best in bigger spaces, but can also work in smaller ones with a bit of skill. Experiment with design by adding a pathway to your outdoor space this summer for some style!

Tidy up the area

Last but not least, an easy way to landscape your outdoor space to perfection is to tidy things up. Decluttering and tidying up your lawn not only frees up the space but makes it look better too. Taking care of your outdoor area will help you preserve its beauty and will inspire you to spend more time in it. 

Mowing the lawn, raking away fallen leaves, and pruning the plants are great places to start. If you have any water features, make sure they’re looking blue if they’re supposed to, and green if they’re not. Keep things neat and tidy and you’re sure to take your outdoor space from drab to fab in no time!

With these landscaping ideas, you’re ready to work on your outdoor space and take it to the next level! The easiest way to elevate your outdoor space is to plan it out and make good use of the space. Add a water feature to add an element of style, while keeping the area cool and pleasant. Exercise your green thumb and add life and color to your space with plants and vegetation.

Add a seating area to give your outdoor area some style and function and to accommodate for outdoor activities. Lay out some pathways to provide, purpose, direction, and style. Last but not least make an effort to keep things neat and tidy to have the best-looking outdoor area in town! Creating a breathtaking outdoor space is a lot of hard work and effort, but it pays off in the end! Good luck and happy landscaping!