Home Happenings | Summer Updates

Home Happenings | Summer Updates

When summer arrives, you get the chance to make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you have a sprawling garden or even just a little yard, you can sit outside and enjoy the sun when it decides to come out to play. Getting your outdoor space ready for the summer means making it into a comfortable place, where you can relax when the weather is good (and maybe when it’s not so good too). If you want to make some updates to your garden, patio, or yard, take a look at these ideas for adding some new features. 

Create Some Shade

It’s great to sit outside in the sun, but you don’t want to have too much sun. It’s important to protect your skin and your eyes, so making sure you’re not in direct sunlight all the time is smart. Adding some shade to your outdoor space with a sun sail or an umbrella from Shadeland Shade Solutions helps you to create a safe and comfortable space to sit. It will offer you some reprieve from the heat when it gets really warm too. You can choose an adjustable option for your shade, which will give you control over how much sun you want.


Add Comfortable Furniture

Every outside space that’s ready for summer should have somewhere to sit. You need furniture that everyone can use to relax and get comfortable. You might have a couple of sofas or armchairs, or maybe some sun loungers. There are different designs and materials to explore to get the right option for you. Tables are also useful to add, whether you want to put in a dining table so you can enjoy your meals outdoors or a smaller coffee table that everyone can sit around for a chat. If there’s not much space, a little bistro table and a couple of chairs could work for you.

Light Up Your Outdoor Space

When the sun goes down, you don’t want to have to go indoors. It might be a little cooler and darker, but there are still a few hours left to enjoy outside. If you want to use your garden more and make it look good in the evening too, get some outdoor lighting installed. It’s easy to set up solar-powered lights as one way to quickly bring some more light into your outdoor space. They charge during the day and you can set them to come on automatically at night.


Make It Fun For Kids

Of course, your kids should get to enjoy being outdoors during the summer too. There are a few things they might have fun with outside, whether it’s playground equipment, a sprinkler or hose, or maybe a paddling pool. It depends on how much space you have available, as well as how much you’re willing to sacrifice to your children. You probably don’t want all of the outdoor space to belong to them.


Make some summer upgrades to your outdoor space so you have somewhere you can relax all summer.