IT’S A BACK­YARD BLITZ

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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.

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