Yay! The pool is nearly ready. It’s my favorite feature of my home. We’re coming into the warmer months and our backyard will get a lot of use. When Pork Chop turned 1 about seven years ago, we had a big bash. The yard was transformed into the ideal entertainment area. Unfortunately, we have enjoyed it but neglected large portions over the year. We are changing that this year.
Make sure you have enough seating!
We have a few patio tables and tons of plastic lawn chairs. This year I plan on painting our lawn chairs cheerful colors. The seats around the pool are perfect for guests, but I like to sit on the edge with a nice glass of wine!
Developing a Green Thumb
Spring is a time of blooming buds, green leaves, and the reemergence of wildlife. Take advantage of the perfect planting weather with a raised planter’s box that can hold all sorts of wildflowers, plants, or even succulents for drought areas. If you’d like to make your planter do double-duty, plant your own herb garden that will provide the freshest of ingredients for you to use in salads and other fresh meals all summer long. You can also provide a specific planter for your children with their very own gardening tools. As the long summer months without school drag on, get them off the couch and outside by encouraging them to cultivate their very own garden.
Don’t Forget the Decor
We put this cheery framed window cling project on our fence to take photos of it. We like it so much we are keeping it there!
Enjoy your backyard all year long by creating the perfect outdoor space you and your family can enjoy to the fullest. What are some of the ways you decorate your outdoor living areas?
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