During the summer, we spend so much time outdoors enjoying our gardens and patios! Time to perk things up mid-summer! Here are just a few ideas on perking up the garden and patio for this summer!
A Lively Border For The Patio
So many gardeners use river rocks or gravel as a border for the patio or to fill the gap between pavers. Why not add a little pop of color? These colorful glass pebbles are easy to find at dollar stores and craft stores – use one color to coordinate your outdoor color scheme, or use multi-colored for a vibrant effect.
Change Up That Wooden Deck
Have a wooden deck that is in need of an upgrade? Consider painting your deck with an unexpected design, like this patio featured on HomeDepot.com. To check out more pictures of this beautiful deck, Click Here.
For tips on painting a wooden deck, you can find information provided by the experts from “For Dummies” people at Dummies.com.
Finish off your look with updated cushions and pillows for your outdoor furniture – mid-summer is the perfect time to find some new favorites on sale! Check WorldMarket or PierOne for some great outdoor pillow sales.
Add Mood Lighting Through Gardening
With this REALLY simple project, planters become mood lighting for the deck or patio. Plant favorite flowers along the outside edge of your pot, leaving space for hurricane glass and candle. A beautiful way to bring the garden onto your deck!
Add some nighttime visual interest to your garden with Glow-in-The-Dark spray paint. Choose to paint a pot, stepping stones, or anything your want to highlight in the garden. (Not for use on plants or animals!) Works best on products that have a white base.