Friends over? Fast garden fix-ups

Never before have outdoor living areas played such an integral part of hour we are going to socialize.  If you’re having friends over, it makes sense to entertain them in the open air, and feel connected to the outside world.

Outside your house, brush down eaves and clean windows so they are sparkling can make all the difference.  Cleaning paving and refreshing your mulch will also give the garden a fresh look.  Feeding your lawn, tidying up clipped shrubs and removing old flowers are simple and effective ways of reviving your garden.  Add a few focal points, like a fire pit, water feature or fantastic cluster of potted plants, and you’re day’s work is done.

Getting your outdoor area ready might also mean spacing out your furniture so there is more distance between pieces.  If buying key pieces of furniture, choose items that are multi-functional, and work hard; stools that double as coffee tables, plant stands or extra seating, depending on the size of the gathering, are perfect examples.  Some floor cushions and new throws will make your outdoor space comfy in all climes.