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How to Breathe New Life Into Your Outdoor Space

Refresh your outdoor space with these simple, trendy do-it-yourself projects that bring the wow factor.

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Refresh your outdoor space with these simple, trendy do-it-yourself projects that bring the wow factor.

Patio Planning

On the patio, truly transform your setup by considering both the style and function of your furniture set. Then choose furniture that reflects your needs. If you love lounging in the backyard, a sectional would be a better fit for you than a set of chairs. If you are an entertainer, be sure to maximize your seating options and an area that promotes conversation. When picking your furniture, sets with a rounded shape lead the 2023 outdoor trends.

Exterior Decor

Now it’s time to accessorize. Add personality through vibrant outdoor rugs, ornate planters, as well as lively greens and flowers. With the return of maximalism, which celebrates an eclectic mash-up of things and styles, mix and match patterns to capture the trend. To be sure you don’t create an eyesore, select a palette of colours and patterns that match in intensity.

Light Bright

The final touch to transform an outdoor space is to set the lighting and ambience. Outdoor heaters and fire tables, which you can find at local stores like Home Hardware, are a stylish solution to bring light and warmth to a cool evening. When deciding where you want to place these items, look at the layout of your yard and find distinct areas to highlight. Add lighting to your conversation areas, but also showcase any landscaping or hardscapes you love.

Grow the Perfect Garden

Few things say spring like a fresh garden. Getting your plot ready for the season can spark joy after months of the winter blues. Whether you grow your own fresh produce to use in the kitchen or just want bountiful blooms, here are four tips on how to grow the perfect garden this spring:

Know What to Grow

Your environment will determine the success of your plants, so it’s important that you consider things like temperature, rain patterns and the amount of sunlight in your outdoor space. Research if the environment will allow seeds to thrive or if your garden is better suited for young plants. It’s always best to grow native plants wherever possible to help nurture your natural environment.

Pick Your Plot

Not everyone has room for an in-ground garden, so building a garden box may be the perfect choice. Any fearless DIYer can fashion themselves a garden box with easy-to-use hand tools such as the ones from Benchmark. You can find plenty of design plans online to get started, but the best part about building your own DIY garden box is that you can customize it to whatever size and aesthetic fits your space.

Start Simple

Consider how much time you can dedicate to your garden each week and don’t overplant. Perennial flowers and produce such as carrots and cucumbers are a great place to start. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of growing very quickly.

Make Sure You’re Well Equipped

Having the right tools and supplies for your garden goes a long way. You’ll need items including a watering can, proper gloves, hand shovels and mulch – all of which you can get at stores like your local Home Hardware. Expert advice paired with quality equipment will put your green thumb to work.

Bringing these elements together will breathe new life into your yard, making it a space you’ll want to spend time in.

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