In 2022, the ongoing need for social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many people to invest in improving their homes. There’s nothing better than enjoying a beautiful backyard space that you own – particularly during a time when many businesses are closed, and you’re working from home. Here are a few of the most popular features that homeowners are adding to their backyards this year:
Adventures in Gardening
As in the case of new bakers that suddenly appeared at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, a trend for amateur gardening appeared simultaneously. However, unlike the baking trend that made it challenging to find flour at grocery stores across North America for several weeks in 2020, the habit of gardening at home proved longer-lasting.
While we are still currently wallowing through the depths of winter, there are steps to can take towards beautifying your backyard at any time of year. Right now, you can start shopping for supplies such as growing materials and tools.
You can also draft a plan and set a timeline for when you need to start planting. Finally, if you’re already getting eager, you can also start growing some seedlings indoors; just be sure to check for the proper planting times of each one you start so they aren’t sitting in your home for too long.
With the spring season rapidly approaching, people who live in colder climates are eager to start using their yards as soon as possible. One of the reasons for this is that private outdoor spaces enable safe gatherings with friends and family that you don’t get to spend much time around otherwise due to the need for social distance.
If you want to make your outdoor spaces suitable for extended use and suitable for guests sooner, the best way to do that is to add a heating source. While there are many options for adding some heat to your yard, the most affordable varieties will be stand-alone propane heaters and outdoor firepits.
New Lighting Options
Another great way to extend the life of your backyard is to add some attractive lighting that allows you to enjoy its use after the sun sets. There’s no better way to brighten up a shadowy area around your home than to add outdoor pot lights around your patio and other areas on the exterior of your home.
This lighting will help brighten up your outdoor spaces while also providing a calming ambience. The key to adding lighting to your home is to have a professional electrician install quality lights that you can trust.
If you want to ensure you’re prepared for getting the most enjoyment that you can out of your backyard this year, the time to start planning is now. Contact a certified electrician in your area to get started on a plan for new lighting in your yard.