6 Things to Prepare For Time Outside In Spring​

As winter gives way to spring, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your outdoor living space for the warmer months ahead. We know we’re quite ready for the sun to set later and to get back outdoors. I mean c’mon, how depressing is it for the sun to already be going down when you’re leaving work! Goodbye, winter blues, hello sunshine! Here are 6 things to prepare for time outside in the spring!

6 Things to Prepare For Time Outside in Spring:

  • Clean and declutter: Winter weather can leave your outdoor space looking unkempt and cluttered. Take some time to clear out any debris, fallen leaves, and branches that may have accumulated over the winter months. Sweep or hose down your patio or deck, and give your outdoor furniture a good wipe down. We hope the snow and ice are gone for good!

  • Check your furniture: Before you start using your outdoor furniture again, give it a once-over to make sure everything is in good condition. Look for any cracks, rust, or loose screws that may need to be repaired or replaced. If your furniture has been in storage, give it a thorough cleaning to remove any dust or cobwebs.

  • Add color: Spring is all about new growth and vibrant colors, so consider adding some fresh blooms and colorful accessories to your outdoor space. You can plant some colorful flowers in pots or hanging baskets, or add some brightly colored pillows or outdoor rugs to your seating area.

  • Update lighting: As the days get longer, you may want to spend more time outside in the evenings. Make sure your outdoor lighting is up to the task by adding some new fixtures or updating existing ones. String lights or lanterns can add a festive touch, while landscape lighting can help highlight your garden or patio area.

  • Get your grill ready: Spring is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some outdoor cooking. Make sure your grill is clean and in good working order, and stock up on propane or charcoal so you’re ready for your first cookout. Do you put ketchup or mustard on your hot dogs? We all know mustard is the correct answer, but sometimes we like to break the rules.

  • Create some shade: As the weather warms up, you may want some relief from the sun’s rays. Consider adding some shade to your outdoor space with an umbrella, awning, or pergola. Not only will it provide a cool respite from the heat, but it can also add some visual interest to your outdoor area.

If you want a stunningly beautiful outdoor living space that is “fully loaded” to match your dream, we have the proven expertise to create exactly that for you. Whether you’re relaxing on your patio or hosting a barbecue, your outdoor space can be a beautiful and functional extension of your home. We hope these 6 things to prepare for time outside in spring helped get you excited for the warmer weather to come!

By following these tips, you can get your outdoor living space ready for spring and enjoy spending time outside with family and friends. Outdoor living keeps growing in popularity, but it can be hard to find a contractor who can design and create a space that is customized with everything you want. Robbins Construction is experienced in creating totally customized outdoor living spaces in the Memphis area. We’re the friendly experts that know how to turn your outdoor living vision into reality.