Consistently stifling temperatures, air conditioner running around the clock, and your annuals have that “thirsty” look to them. Yep, we’re officially in the Dog Days of Summer! While the heat may be taking its toll, we still have lots of beautiful summer evenings ahead and plenty of time to enjoy that outdoor living space before the cold sets back in.
If your yard and outdoor living areas have seen better days, it’s easy to get them spruced up again so you can make the most of all the summer we still have left to enjoy in the Mile High City! Here are a few tips to get your home back into shape for summer:
- Revive Your Plants and Flowers – Remember how green and healthy your annuals looked early in the season? With all the heat and exposure to bugs and other wildlife, your outdoor flowers and plants may look droopy, yellow, and dried out. Take a good look at your plants and flowers to see if they are simply thirsty (many annuals should be watered almost daily in the hot summer months, but their needs vary) or if they have been attacked by bugs. Like any other growing thing, your plants and flowers need a lot of TLC, but the color and beauty they add to the exterior of your home makes them well worth it!
- Buy New Annuals – Okay, so you’ve tried reviving those plants and flowers, and they’re just not responding. No problem! Just head to your local nursery or home improvement store and stock up on some new annuals. The stores still have plenty left and for a much better price this time of year. So, renew your yard and outdoor living space with some fresh color.
- Refresh Your Outdoor Furniture – We’re at the point in the summer when patio furniture and outdoor entertaining accessories (think lighting, fire pits, umbrellas) are all on sale. Take advantage of the lower prices and purchase that patio set you’ve been eyeing! You will enjoy it now and into those warm fall days and crisp evenings.
We are your go-to for all things real estate-related in the Mile High City. Contact MODE Real Estate today with your questions about buying and selling in the summer. We’d love to hear from you!