Transform Your Summer Patio

May 27, 2022

Spring welcomes the sun preparing you for summertime fun! Let that warm weather be a reminder that more time will be spent outdoors. This is a great time to revamp your patio to provide a cool and inviting place for your family and friends this summer. We’ve provided some ideas to help get you started on your summer patio!

Summertime Patio Goals

Patios are a great way to make memories with the family or for individuals to unwind and relax. Summertime patios should support this idea by providing a space for kids to have fun in the sun, full of plants and trees to cool off pets and guests, and comfortable patio furniture to entice you to stay home and relax. It’s a good investment if it means staying home more thus saving money instead of going out!

Summer Backyard Ideas

If you’re ready to elevate your summer patio and backyard, use the ideas below to envision a better space.

Summer Grilling

Summer isn’t summer without a BBQ cookout in your backyard. If you don’t have a grill, it’s a great investment for the summer to prepare delicious, seasonal recipes. Pick up grilling accessories to help make grilling easier. While you’re at it, pick up some wood chips to impress your guests with a natural wood smoked flavor added to your food. Make sure your propane tank is in good shape before using it or take it by a U-Haul center to have a professional help you determine safe use, and have them fill the tank up while you’re there! For more propane tips and safety advice, click here.

Summer Garden

U-Haul trailers can help you haul your gardening supplies and plants to complete your summer patio!

You might think that summer will burn anything outside but a great way to beat the heat is to add some foliage or start a garden in your backyard. Swing by your local nursery with a trailer or truck to pick up plants, soil, pots, and anything else that you will need to start your summer garden. If you need help lifting the heavy items, Moving Help Service Providers can assist you. Trees are the perfect choice as they provide natural shade giving you a break from the sun. Additionally, you can strategically select plants that keep out bugs, like mosquitos, with Marigolds and Mint. As a result, you may begin to see wildlife begin to visit!

Summer Patio Furniture

If you needed any excuse to go to Ikea, now is the time to find some stylish, comfortable summer patio furniture. Some great additions could be:

  • Lounging Chairs
  • Tables
  • Benches
  • Swings
  • Hammocks
  • Sectional Couches
  • Outdoor Lamps
  • Umbrellas

Consider your space and measure out how much you can fit before shopping to avoid returning your purchase. Small vehicles will not fit an entire furniture set, so be sure to pick up a truck, trailer, or van to get it home. Moving Help Service Providers can also help you move and assemble your summer patio furniture should you need any assistance.

Don’t Forget the Water Elements

Summer is hot and dry so add some water elements to your backyard this summer. Kids and pets will have fun cooling off with water play sprinklers and inflatable pools. Small fountains can also offer a nice relaxing sound if you want a peaceful addition. If you have the budget and space, a pool or pond can be a great summer project and add on to your home.

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