As the weather warms up and the sun stays out longer, families begin to gravitate outdoors. It’s also the time to sweep off the dust and dirt from our patios, polish up the grill, and look for ways to freshen up our outdoor spaces. Here are our top five outdoor upgrades we think you will want to start planning now.

Light the Way

Outdoor lighting has a huge impact on your landscape and can elevate any yard into a beautiful space for enjoying spring evenings. Illuminate the approach to your abode with path lighting. Or brighten up a tired looking porch with modern light fixtures that have the wattage to enhance safety and highlight facade features. Look for some bright ideas on outdoor lighting here.

Turn it Up

Enjoy your outdoor living space the way it was meant to be enjoyed, with a high-quality sound system that can all be controlled by a mobile device. The speakers are incorporated into your landscape so you don’t even notice they are there, but you can sure hear the difference. Our audio installation includes complete design and engineering service to make sure the right combination of audio products is specified for your yard.

 Add Seasonal Color

Decorate your outdoors by adding plenty of natural touches, like leafy plants or vibrant flowers. Strategic plantings add interest, create new focal points in landscaping and contribute to curb appeal. Shop for species that are native to our climate zone and are drought-resistant. Since deer and other creatures dwell nearby, ask us about plants that woodland neighbors won’t devour at first bloom.

Get a Lush Lawn

At this time of year, gardens are often in dire need of pruning, a few new plants, a fresh layer of top soil and especially some attention to the rapidly growing lawn. For green throughout the season, reseed your lawn’s rough patches and fertilize with a timed-release formula. An irrigation system driven by a digital timer helps create a water-wise routine, and slightly reducing your turf’s footprint and make’s it much easier for you!

Add a Water Feature

Turn a boring corner of your yard into an eye-catching water feature, great for cooling off your space, impressing your guests and giving your outdoor decor a little bit of texture and variety. Let your inspiration flow with our guide to water features.

Warm it up in the Kitchen

Extend the comfort and entertainment space of your home by adding an outdoor cooking feature. Outdoor kitchens prevent the hassle of repeatedly running inside when your family and company plan to dine outdoors. These projects vary in scale and customization with specialized lighting, warming features and scenic plantings. They can include custom outdoor cabinetry to hide grilling items, toys and furniture cushions. Many people add islands to their outdoor kitchens another way to bring the inside outdoors.

Our design gallery includes a wealth of outdoor space ideas and projects we have completed. If you are not sure where to start, please give us a call. We are here to help from the start to finish of any design process.