Do you love to entertain outdoors? Are you wondering how you can dress up your drab patio?

Believe it or not, some simple design strategies can do wonders for all patio types.

Here’s how you can wow your friends and neighbors with some simple patio improvement.

1. Get Coated

Is your wood concrete patio starting to look tired and chipped? A coating system may be just what you need.

Patio coating creates a shiny, beautiful finish that will make your patio look new instantly. It can also provide excellent protection against the rain, snow, and sun.

Coated patios are also quite easy to clean. All they require is a little sweeping and rinsing, and any dirt and dust can get cleared away instantly.

When you get your patio coated, the professionals will need to repair any cracks or pits before they begin. By the time they’re done, your patio will be smooth and look like new.

2. Add Some Plants

Potted plants add bring instant warmth to your patio by bringing the landscape to you. The best plants for your patio add splashes of color and compliment the color of your home. 

One popular option for patio greenery is marigolds. These plants are hardy and can last until a hard freeze. They come in bright colors that include orange, yellow, and white.

Alyssum is also popular for backyards. These tiny flowers look beautiful in bunches coming out of containers, and they smell deliciously sweet. Be sure to keep them where you get full sun.

Caladiums are also popular plants with their brightly colored heart-shaped leaves. They love the shade, so you can keep them anywhere you want on your patio.

Begonias are beautiful blossoms available in red, white, or pink. They are very easy to care for and will bloom on your patio from May until October.

Be sure that the colors of the plants you choose for your patio complement one another. Potted plants are an inexpensive way to make your patio pop when you want to impress.

3. Get Rid of Weeds

It’s easy for weeds to become a problem on your patio, especially if you have wooden slats they can comfortably grow through. Letting them bloom, however, can really make your patio or deck look shabby.

You can pull out taller weeds yourself, but shorter ones may be more difficult to get a hold of. A homemade solution of two parts boiling water and one-part salt can get poured over them. This should kill off your weed problem within a few days.

4. Think About a Pergola

A pergola is a structure that creates a shaded sitting area between pillars or posts on your patio. It often consists of wooden beams that support a lattice.

A pergola can help define your space and make it a welcoming place to sit. It adds a little architecture to your landscape and creates a great framework for hanging plants.

If you live in a warmer climate, a pergola can provide much-needed shade. And pergolas in materials such as vinyl are very easy to clean and maintain.

Today’s pergolas are available at every price point, so it’s easy to find one that matches your budget. They provide a quick and easy to way to dress up your yard.

5. Invest in Outdoor Furniture

New outdoor furniture will instantly dress up your patio space. And you won’t need to break your budget to find something that looks great. 

Aluminum furniture, for example, is affordable and it never rusts. It’s also quite durable and easy to dress up with some colorful cushions.

Teak is a wood that can easily resist the elements. Rot, termites, and heat are nothing to worry about. It also has a very attractive grain pattern.

Resin wicker is also beautiful and long-lasting. It gives you patio a more homey, traditional feel. And it’s easy to clean off with a little spray of water.

Visit different home improvement stores or furniture outlets to determine the look and feel you want to bring to your patio with furniture. Remember that you’ll want something that’s durable and easy to care for. And choose a color that adds charm and balance to your outdoor living space!

Why It’s Time to Fix Up Your Patio

When you have a patio, you can immediately extend entertaining space to include the outdoors. They’re a great space for barbeques and all kinds of gatherings with friends.

If patios are well-maintained, they can increase the value of your home. With a little shade, your family can start enjoying the outdoors without the heat of summer. Consider adding a fire pit, water features, or a grill station for a real outdoor entertainment spot.

Patios are relatively inexpensive to maintain, and they can be customized or updated every few years for a relatively low price. Generally, repairs are inexpensive and simple.

If you’re planning on entertaining this summer or selling your house soon, it pays to invest a little time and money to fix up your patio. It’s a low-cost way to improve the look and feel of your home and let guests know they are visiting someplace special.

Easy Improvements for All Patio Types

Many patio types will benefit from a quick coating, some new plants, and a new furniture set. They will provide an immediate improvement to your outdoor living space that will turn your backyard into an outdoor living haven for years to come.

Don’t stop improving your patio now. For more information on backyard coating systems, get a quote today.