Is your backyard ready to handle the busy spring and summer months? If your garden looks a little worse for wear after the long winter season, know that you are not alone! As your trusted local home insurance agents, we want to make sure your home looks great and is ready to entertain over the next few months. Whether you’re hosting an upcoming holiday gathering or a graduation celebration, now is the perfect time to invest in an outdoor spring project.
5 Easy Outdoor Spring Projects for Your Home
Before you head out to your favorite garden center or tree farm in Grafton, Thiensville, or Mequon to get some inspiration for your outdoor space, check out a few of our favorite spring project ideas below.
Solve 2 of the most common outdoor problems that homeowners face by building or purchasing storage benches for your backyard. With a few well-made and attractive outdoor benches placed around your deck or garden, you can easily provide extra seating for your family and guests while storing away your favorite gardening tools and equipment. Wooden benches always look handsome in an outdoor space. Or go for something that can withstand even the harshest Wisconsin weather and opt for a bench made out of a synthetic, all-weather material.
Nothing makes it easier to spend more time outdoors than a convenient and beautiful fire pit. Great for entertaining or enjoying a romantic evening under the stars, you can choose to build your own fire pit in the backyard or simply buy a pre-made one that can be stored away during the winter months. Just keep in mind that fire pits may not be protected under your home insurance policy.
Add a bit of character to your home’s exterior with a beautiful and mortar-free flagstone pathway. This is an easy project that can be completed with a few of your favorite helpers – no power tools necessary! All you need to complete this project is a few pieces of flat flagstone rock. Next, simply dig down into the ground deep enough that they can lay flat. If needed, plant a bit of grass seed around the flagstones to complete the project.
Whether your social calendar is packed this spring or you simply plan on enjoying the sunshine with your family, investing in a party pantry is a great way to keep the good times rolling. Use an antique hutch or build a new storage pantry on your patio that can be used to store your favorite party provisions like plates and bowls, cups, outdoor lights, fire pit materials and more.
Spend the warm spring evenings enjoying a backyard bocce game with your family and prepare to take on your friends at your next big gathering. Bocce ball not really something you’re into? Try setting up a horseshoe pit in your backyard instead. Both games are ideal for warmer weather and can be played with just a handful of people.
Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Space This Spring
With a bit of creativity and hard work, you can easily transform your backyard into a beautiful and inviting space this spring. Want to make sure your current home insurance policy covers your next big spring project? Visit the team at Doug Hansen & Associates Insurance online today for more information on the benefits of comprehensive home insurance coverage and be sure to request a free quote.