As summer approaches, many homeowners’ thoughts are turning to outdoor entertainment and enjoyment with friends and loved ones. Part of that includes the aesthetic appeal of a well-maintained property.

Some people resist upgrades for fear they’ll be costly and labor-intensive. In fact, there are many simple and affordable ways to add style and interest to your property this summer. Here are a few of the most popular:

1) De-Clutter Your Yard

Life is full of work, school, and other requirements, and time is a precious commodity, particularly during the first part of the year. For many people, things start to slow down come summer. That’s why this is a great time to tackle clutter that amassed during the hectic months.

Removing clutter not only presents a more open and inviting space, it also provides you with new uses for old items. You could even sell unwanted material and use the resulting funds for summer vacations or home improvement and landscaping projects.

2) Add Interest with Greenery

Welcome guests with a well-groomed bed of flowers and fast-growing plants. You can also make natural art by planting climbing vines that will thrive throughout the summer. In addition, choosing different floral/tree heights and widths lends to an eye-catching and three-dimensional design.

Blooming shrubs are an excellent way to generate interest and accolades. They add color and shade to your property. You and your guests will also enjoy the bees, butterflies, birds, and other life that are attracted to the sight and scents of this attractive option.

Remember that as with any natural element, regular maintenance is necessary. Especially in the hot summer months where growth is accelerated, paying proper attention to tree care is essential.

3) Create Outdoor Ambiance

When the weather is favorable, it makes sense to entertain guests outside. Innovative lighting options in various colors create interest and add to the festive mood. Other novel style choices include water features, outdoor art, sleek and stylish hardscaping, and more.

Simple and affordable, potted plants also add flair to any design motif. One of the major benefits is that these items can be easily moved. So, you can have a container and hanging plants in one spot during the day, and move them to another space at night where everyone can enjoy the lush greens and attractive flowers.

4) Enlist Assistance

Many people find ideas for improving the overall look and feel of their property online or even by strolling through the neighborhood and seeing what others are doing. Still, it can be difficult and time-consuming to nail down the best options for your unique desires and space requirements. That’s when it’s wise to locate a skilled and qualified landscaping team in New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area.

Since 2007, we’ve delighted Central Florida homeowners with our inventive and expressive outdoor landscape designs. From lawn care to hardscaping, tree care, and much more, we’re a trusted resource for all your landscaping wants and needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help prepare your property for summer.