Things had been gloomy for the first half of this year, to say the least. All the recreational spaces were shut down, and most of us stayed indoors. Now that the lockdown restrictions have started easing, it’s natural to want to let loose a bit.

However, public places should still be avoided.

Here are a few ways you can add some spark to your boring backyard and make it party-ready!

DIY Planters

Visual exposure to greenery has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on our wellness and health. According to Harvard Medical School, there is a strong connection between the time spent in nature and a reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Adding a bit of greenery to your backyard will make it easy on the eyes and welcoming. Your guests can sit back on a comfy sofa in the patio and enjoy the balmy breeze.

You don’t need to break the bank to add elements of nature to your backyard. DIY planters can also do the trick. Just dig up old tires, unused coffee pots, and empty milk cartons and get your creative juices churning. If you’ve got the budget, you can also invest in professional landscaping. On a chilly evening, you can gather your friends here, roast marshmallows, and tell stories.

Invest in Outdoor Lighting

A great party needs a great ambiance. Good lights also create a warm welcome for the incoming guests. It also adds to your house’s curb appeal, if you’re planning on selling it in the future.

When you’re installing outdoor lights, the key is to strike the right balance between security and aesthetics. Avoid direct lighting. If you have a BBQ party going on, your guests won’t want blinding lights poking them in the eye. Try and brighten up the area to ensure there are no tripping hazards. Install these lights at specific places to add drama to the landscaping features. Who doesn’t like it if their guests compliment their effort in sprucing up the property?

Kids enjoying a pool party

Install a pool!

We love a good pool party. Having one in your backyard means you no longer have to pay for the venue, and your party will not be cut short by time constraints. When you’re hosting your pool party, you can also control water hygiene and safety.

Here’s another advantage: the kids will be busy playing in the pool. Your furniture will remain unharmed.

Private pools are great in times like these when most public pools have either been shut down or are not safe due to the threat of COVID-19 transmission.

Perfect Pools is a pool designing, building, and renovation company in Virginia. If you’re on the lookout for a  pool contractor or landscape architect in Lovettsville, Aldie, or neighboring areas, drop them a message today.