With the New Year just around the corner, it is time to start getting those New Year’s resolutions ready. Many people set resolutions for health, exercise, or personal growth. It is also a great time to set some for outdoor living! Spring is only a few months away so it is a great time to start thinking about your year of outdoor living. Here are some ideas for creating New Year’s resolutions for outdoor living.
New Year’s Resolutions For Outdoor Living
Create A Plan
In order for your resolutions to succeed, you need a plan. Much like creating a diet or exercise schedule, you should come up with a gameplan. Think about how you want to utilize your landscape. It is also time to decide what landscape design company to work with. Our team of landscape designers will work with you to create a New Year’s plan for your landscape.
Upgrade Your Backyard Living Space
How do you want to improve your outdoor living space? Some homeowners will consider adding a backyard patio or deck. If you already have an outdoor living area, consider new outdoor furniture or features. With several months of chilly weather ahead, it is also a good time to consider adding an outdoor fireplace.
Prepare The Lawn For Spring
Make a resolution to properly maintain your lawn. Clean any kind of debris or leaves off of your lawn. If you have a lawn irrigation system, inspect it for any damage from cold temperatures. Also, now is a great time to start thinking about getting your lawnmower serviced. Ensure the mower blades are sharp. This will help keep your lawn healthy each time it is cut.
Improve Your Landscape Drainage
Spring showers do a great job watering the plants, but they can also cause flooding issues. If your yard doesn’t have proper landscape drainage, rain can cause massive flooding issues. Winter months can move landscape materials or cause erosion. By starting the New Year off improving drainage, your yard will be beautiful and protected.
Start thinking about spreading mulch around flower beds or trees. Mulch protects plants and allows them to efficiently absorb water. Fresh mulch also adds color and a more refined look to landscaping.
Inspect Outdoor Lighting
With the holidays winding down, many homeowners are focused on taking down their holiday lights. Now is the perfect time to inspect any permanent landscape lighting. Check to make sure bulbs are functioning and have not been damaged. Inspect wires and cables to ensure connections are solid and are not frayed.
It is also a great idea to incorporate a new outdoor lighting design into the New Year. Be sure to work with an outdoor lighting designer that can revamp your lighting.
Get The Grill Ready
Grilling is sometimes considered the ultimate outdoor living activity. Preparing your outdoor grill for the New Year is essential. Create a plan to thoroughly clean the burners and grates. Make sure all the propane lines are free of any gas leaks. It is also great to keep an extra propane tank handy in case yours runs out! The best way to prepare for a new year of outdoor living is to build a custom outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces are here to make 2021 the best year for outdoor living. From custom outdoor kitchen to landscape construction, we do it all! If you are ready to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions for outdoor living, contact us today!