As temperatures start to rise, it’s time to shake off the winter blues and bring on spring! If you’re looking to refresh your backyard and patio, we’ve gathered a few lease-friendly tips to create a warm and inviting outdoor space that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Patio furniture and accessories

You can make your patio pop with a few pieces of furniture and accessories. This wicker furniture set from The Home Depot is affordable and modern. And to anchor your furniture, roll out an indoor/outdoor rug which will also add color and pattern to your space. A garden stool makes a great accent piece and can be used as a charming side table.

Raised planters and containers

Container planting is the perfect way to express your inner gardenista. Display planters on your patio for a fresh and trendy look. Repurpose a wicker basket or a ceramic vase and add fresh new blooms. Flowers such as dianthus, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths add a splash of color. Plant fresh herbs and vegetables in an elevated wood planter box and place right next to your back door for convenient summertime meal prep.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, create your own planter boxes to bring in your personal style. Read this blog for DIY planter ideas.

Light things up with landscape lighting

When it comes to landscape lighting, there are lots of bright ideas to choose from. From illuminating a garden walkway with solar lights to stringing lights across your patio, there are inexpensive and lease-friendly ways to light things up!

Pet-friendly patio additions

Don’t forget about your pet when decorating your outdoor space. Add a dog bed to the patio, and don’t forget to keep a water bowl outside so your pet will stay hydrated during warmer months. Certain plants can be poisonous to pets. Be careful when planting ivy, poinsettias, hydrangea, and irises, as these plants can harm pets. See a complete list of toxic plants at www.aspca.org.

Read more on ways to personalize your patio here on our blog.

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