Coffee on the back patio. Barbecues on the deck. After dinner drinks on the porch. Warmer weather has us all wanting to spend more time outside. This is certainly a great motivation to get your backyard in tip-top shape. We are here to help give you some ideas for transforming your backyard into your oasis.
The easiest way to light up your yard is to install some pretty string lights. Whether you hang them overhead or string them along a railing, you’ll definitely feel the ambiance of these. Some well-placed lights on a privacy fence can also turn it from boring to awe inspiring. Have a natural back yard? Consider using your trees as a higher point to string the lights from. It will mimic landscape lighting and give you a high end look for less. No need to go overboard with string lighting. Just a simple strand draped over your space will look effortless and inviting.
Have Christmas Lights hanging around in the basement? Use the white colored ones by draping them over your bushes. Also, try twisting these same lights up a tree to create a fairytale backyard setting. No need to buy new when you can repurpose the lights you have!
Any way you use them, plug in string lights will give off that soft glow and enhance the warmth of Summertime. Use multiple strings and connect together for larger projects. Each product has a maximum number of lights that can be connected so note that number before connecting. Also, be sure to choose an outdoor rated light to hold up to the damp elements of Summer.
A lantern is another easy way to light up your dining space and give your table that elegance it deserves. Modern lanterns aren’t powered by candles anymore and are much safer to use. Choose a battery powered version for quick and easy setup. Larger lanterns can be used on the floor to create a layered look. Decorate around your lantern with knick knacks that will glow in the soft light.
Want to have your lights automatically turn on every night? Plug your lights into a timer that pops into your outlet. Want to be more high tech? Plug your lights into a smart outlet and turn them on and off from your app or Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Make your backyard that placed where you feel at peace and that friends and family want to come and stay a while.