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7 Steps to Building a Beautiful Outdoor Space this Spring

Create your very own outdoor oasis this spring with these easy steps!

Hobbies and Leisure Activities, Lawn & Garden

by Jessie Breheim • March 20, 2023

Spring is almost here, and it's time to bring life to our outdoor spaces! Whether you have a small balcony or a large backyard, building a beautiful outdoor space can make your home more enjoyable and increase its value. Here are some tips on how to create a stunning outdoor space this spring.

garden space

1. Define the Space:

The first step is to define the space you want to create. Start by determining how you want to use the space, whether it's for entertaining, gardening, or relaxation. Then, consider the size and shape of the area and what furniture and accessories would fit comfortably.

outdoor patio at home

2. Choose the Right Furniture:

Outdoor furniture is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting space. Choose furniture that is durable, weather-resistant, and comfortable. Opt for pieces that complement your style and color scheme, and make sure they fit the size of your space. Don't forget the outdoor rug and accessories - more on that later!

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3. Prepare the Space & Add Greenery:

To prep your space for an outdoor garden, use a tiller to aerate the soil. Add your favorite plant seeds and care for them according to the directions on the seed package.

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4. Install Outdoor Lighting:

Outdoor lighting can enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space. Consider installing ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting provides overall illumination, while task lighting is perfect for reading or cooking. Accent lighting can highlight specific features like plants or water features. If you want to have low-maintenance, low-cost lighting, look for solar lights to enhance your outdoor space.

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5. Incorporate Water Features:

Water features like fountains or ponds can add tranquility and visual appeal to your outdoor space. Consider the size of your space and budget when choosing a water feature. Small fountains or bird baths are ideal for smaller spaces, while larger water features can create a focal point in a larger area.

6. Create a Focal Point:

A focal point is an essential element in any outdoor space. It could be a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, a unique structure, or a sculpture. The focal point should reflect your style and unique personality while also being functional and inviting.

Outdoor garden path

7. Add Accessories:

Accessories like cushions, rugs, bird houses, and decorative items can bring your outdoor space to life. Choose accessories that complement your furniture and color scheme and add texture and dimension to your space.

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Time to Create Your Special Outdoor Oasis!

Although building a beautiful outdoor space takes some time and effort, the results are so worth it! By following these tips, you can create an outdoor space that reflects your style and personality while also being functional and inviting. So, grab your gardening gloves, and let's get to work creating the perfect outdoor space for spring!

groomed lawn with flowers

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