How to spruce up your backyard

How to spruce up your backyard

Although spring has sprung, your backyard is probably looking a bit lackluster because of the harsh winter. But just because May flowers haven't bloomed quite yet, that doesn't mean you have to stare at barren trees and yellow grass. Instead, follow these helpful tips from Real Simple to spruce up your backyard:

  • Hang plants: Turn your backyard into a luxe oasis by purchasing an array of hanging plants. Place this greenery on the side of your house, or hang them from a large tree. Not only are these items aesthetically pleasing, but they can also help retain privacy.
  • Head to the store: "When you're at the grocery store or the garden center, pick up four to six hanging plastic baskets of bright, noncascading perennials or annuals in full bloom," writes a blogger for the source. Remove the hangers and nestle the flowers ― baskets and all ― among the foliage of plants not in bloom (the plastic containers are usually shallow enough to be hidden in leafy, mulched beds)."
  • Make a DIY water fountain: A simple water fountain can certainly add some flair to your backyard. This fixture doesn't have to be tacky or expensive – you can even use DIY techniques! Simply fill a rustic-looking pail or basin with a few floating candles. Add some greenery – such as water lettuce or lily pads to the mix.

If you don't have a large backyard, you can always bring this greenery inside. Just remember that flowers need the right amount of TLC to last a long time. Let sunlight in your home with the right custom window coverings from Metropolitan Window Fashions. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!