How To Keep Your Property Beautiful In The Texas Summer
Add a pop of color to your yard.
While Texas does have harsh summers, there are still many beautiful flowers that thrive in the sun. Flowers will add some dimension and texture to your yard. Also, planting a few flowerbeds or pots is a relaxing way to spend time with your family. A group of Texas horticultural experts even made a list of “Texas Superstar Plants.” The list identifies plants that are heat resistant, drought resistant and even tells landscapers what plants deer won’t try to eat. They understand that Texas is a challenging place for plant life.
Spruce up your fence with vines.
If you aren’t ready to invest in new fencing but want to give your fence a lift, vines are the easiest option. They also add perceived value to your home. You can hire professionals, or go the DIY route. Check out the video below to learn how to train vines on your fence. But before you get to training, pick the right Texas vine for your yard using the High Plains Gardening Association plant profile guide.
Get comfy with outdoor seating.
No matter how beautiful your yard is, no one will spend time out there unless they’ve got a comfy place to sit. Home blog Curbed has some awesome product recommendations, for all budget levels. We also have a few tips for purchasing outdoor furniture.
Things to look for in low-maintenance furniture:
-Metal, teak, cedar, and all-weather wicker pieces are weather-resistant.
–Outdoor rugs add luxury to your patio and are low-maintenance.
-Weather-resistant textiles are a must.
-Go for couches and ottomans so that you can fit more people!
Start the party with an outdoor bar.
An outdoor bar can add to your summer fun. Whether it’s a cocktail, snow-cone or smoothie bar, the main idea is that you have a counter where you can serve your guests a treat. We’ve all had the experience of feeling like two different parties were occurring: the one in the kitchen and the one in the backyard. Fix that with an outdoor bar. If you aren’t ready to install a full-service bar in your backyard, there are still plenty of DIY outdoor bar projects you can take on. Get inspired with some outdoor DIY bar ideas here!
Warm up with a fire-pit.
If you love bratwursts or hotdogs, then you should get a fire pit. If for no other reason, just do it for the s’mores. There’s no better way to spend an evening than snacking on some gooey marshmallows, melted chocolate, and warm graham crackers. There are lots of ready-to-go pits on the market. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even get a stone pit custom built into your space. View fire pits here.
Invest in some landscape lighting.
The party doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down when you have landscape lighting! In addition to increasing the number of hours you can utilize your yard, landscape lighting will add to the security of your home. Uplights, downlights, path lights, wall lights and even underwater lights can be strategically placed to make your beautiful home shine.
Show who you are with extra touches.
Add your personality to your outdoor spaces. Add fun string lights or lanterns for extra dazzle. Also, fun decorations are a must. Mason jars, buckets, and candles can give your outdoor space some charm. Experiment with different decor in your yard, you can’t go wrong. Remember, the home goes beyond the walls and the roof!