3 DIY Tips to Revive Your Back Patio
Summer is here and it’s time to get out and enjoy that perfect weather, natural vitamin D and spend time in nature. Even if you’re not traveling or going to the park, you can still join in the summer fun, right in the comfort of your own backyard! But first you may need to make a few modifications to make it more comfortable and accommodating. Or, maybe you want to totally revamp an outdated patio into a modern space you can be proud of. In this article we’ll share some simple tips you can do on your own to revive your back patio.
Clean and Refinish
Do you have an old concrete pad that needs touching up? Sometimes concrete can look worn and weathered. If that’s the case, the first thing you’ll need to do is clean it with a good round of pressure washing. This will clean up dirt and debris, and give it a super fresh wash. If there are any cracks in the concrete you can fill it with a concrete patch repair product. Next you’ll want to apply a special concrete primer. Take your time on this step and be sure to apply it evenly across the surface. Now it’s time to apply a layer or two of resurfacing. You can get a resurfacing product from your local hardware store.
Bring in Accessories
Accessorizing your backyard is the fun part! Feel free to bring in your own personal style here. The sky’s the limit. Or, you can refurbish old lawn furniture by using spray paints, new upholstery, and new wiring for lawn furntire. Adding a bit of color such as accent pillows, pads, and even overhead lights can work wonders to your back patio space. This may seem like a small addition, but you’d be surprised how much it livens up your space. Flowers and shrubbery are your best friends for adding some liveliness to the area. Million Bells, Hibiscus, and dwarf conifers such as Weeping Junipers and Yellow arborvitae are some of our favorites.
Try Incorporating Water
Have you considered adding a small pond or fountain to your backyard? Water can add a new level of freshness and decor to your backyard like none other. Water is calming, creates ambiance, and can even help cool your backyard down in some cases. There are DIY pond kits you can purchase at an economical price, but if you want to level up you can hire a professional to install a pond for you. Even if ponds are not your thing, you can still take advantage of the sounds of water trickling down from a stand alone outdoor water fountain.
Extend your living space into your backyard! Having an amazing backyard patio in which you can relax, recline, and enjoy those beautiful summer afternoons with your family and friends is priceless. What’s more, a modern backyard patio is within your reach. Take the steps outlined in this article and you’ll be on your way to sipping fresh lemonade on a lovely patio you can call your own. If DIY is not your thing, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. If you live in the Andover area, we’d be happy to provide a free consultation on how we can make your backyard your own oasis.