IT’S A BACKYARD BLITZ
While the facade and entryway of your home is the part visitors and guests will see first, ensure your backyard is just as impressive.
Landscaper Jason Hodges says replacing old or damaged turf is a great way to enhance the look of your backyard and is a quick garden fix after a cold winter.
“Healthy turf will bring a bright, fresh appearance to your outdoor space and this simple task gives a great finishing touch,” he says.
“Aerate the lawn with a garden fork and remove any debris, then fertilise if required, and sprinkle grass seeds over any bare spots.”
Jason, who is a brand ambassador for paving company Adbri Masonry, recommends large-format light coloured pavers in outdoor entertaining areas to create the illusion of space.
And don’t forget t a few easy updates to your ur outdoor entertaining ng area too.
“Add a bright coloured outdoor rug to brighten up an outdoor living space,” suggests Anastasia from Mood Design.
Take a good look k at your outdoor furniture. ture. Polypropylene tableses and chairs might just need a good wash but timber furniture could benefit from a new coat of oil or paint. A set of bright seat cushions in this season’s hottest colours and prints is a quick and cheap way to update your outdoor dining or lo lounge area. Storing or covering them at t the end of the day will ensure they stay looking good for longer. Not that the party needs to end when the sun g goes down. “Don’t forget to han hang some festoon or fairy lig lights to prepare for a great sum summer of outdoor living,” says Anastasia.