Nowadays, it’s getting more and more difficult to find green spaces where you can just breathe in the fresh air, especially inside the city. Some people even have to drive a few miles out of the city just to experience that kind of access to nature, but that alone can be a challenge in itself when the schedules are tight.
That’s why the homeowners who live in houses with big backyards in the suburban neighborhoods are so lucky. If you have a backyard that’s just sitting there untouched since summer, autumn is the perfect time to start using it again. Here’s what you can do to turn your backyard into your own little paradise:
Consider Remodeling Your Patio
One of the best ways to enjoy the autumn season is by hanging around outdoors and feeling the cool breeze on your skin. It’s a welcome respite from the intense heat of the previous summer. That’s if the pollen in the air does not easily trigger you. But that’s nothing that taking an antihistamine can’t fix, so you might as well enjoy it.
However, since there’s still a threat of contracting the coronavirus looming in the air, you can’t always go to the public parks or green spaces to relieve your stress in nature without putting your health at risk. That’s why it’s a good thing that you have a personal green oasis hiding in your backyard.
Now that autumn is here, it’s the perfect time to consider remodeling your patio. Since it’s not as hot and dry as summer, you’ll be much more comfortable lounging in your backyard during autumn. So take this as a sign to upgrade your patio by repainting if the old paint is already worn-out or peeling.
You can also have motorized patio awnings installed if you want to be able to relax outside without having the sun in your eyes or the rain on your face. Plus, because it’s motorized, you can easily control it with the remote instead of having to manually adjust the material every single time.
Invest in Good Outdoor Furniture
If you’re remodeling the patio, this could also be a great excuse to invest in good outdoor furniture. It won’t be fun to hang out in your backyard if you’re not comfortable in your seat, so this could be the best time to do it. Besides, it’s much better to lounge on a comfy outdoor sofa while drinking your sweet tea or pumpkin spiced latte.
Affordable, high-quality furniture is rare, which is why you should take the time to look for it. But thanks to the internet, you don’t have to do all your furniture-hunting on foot. You can go online to look for credible sellers of outdoor furniture, and you might even chance upon good deals for them in the process.
Also, don’t be afraid to pursue thrift shops, garage sales, or flea markets for good-quality furniture. Other than the fact that you might score one-of-a-kind pieces in these places, you may even get them for cheap compared to if you were buying brand-new pieces. But make sure that what you’re getting won’t cost you more on repairs and replacements in the long run.
Take Better Care of Your Yard
It won’t be as fun to hang out in your backyard while reading a book if your backyard is unruly. Plus, allowing tall grass, weeds, and insects to live in your backyard can be a recipe for disaster because it may affect your health. This is especially true if the soil doesn’t get enough sunlight because of the grass, which means that the soil will remain damp.
If your backyard remains unkempt, it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes because they thrive in stagnant water help in overturned pots, water puddles, and uneven slopes. Don’t let your backyard become a breeding ground for insects because they’re not only difficult to get rid of, but they’re also potential carriers of infectious diseases.
So, if you want to create an autumn paradise in your backyard, take the extra mile to maintain it. You can do some basic landscaping at least once or twice a month. And don’t forget to mow the lawn every two weeks because weeds grow incredibly fast where they aren’t wanted. Also, remember to open the sprinklers at least once a week to water your grass.
By elevating your entire backyard, you can have an outdoor oasis that’s meant for you and your family alone. You won’t have to drive out of the city or go to the park just to be one in nature because you can do so from the comfort of your own home. This means that you’ll be saving time, money, and effort simultaneously.