As the days grow longer and small green plants start appearing, many people start itching to get outside and begin the Summer. One way to satisfy this urge for the outdoors is to create a spring sanctuary in the backyard. The first idea that comes to mind is always gardening. Spring is an excellent time to plant for the Summer. Gardening can be a lot of work, so it’s also nice to be able to sit back and enjoy the effects of a home garden. Adding a few key elements to a backyard allows gardeners to watch their buds grow in comfort.
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Spring evenings can also be chilly, but there are ways to warm up. There are many options for rustic, but safe, outdoor fires. Copper fire pits are a popular choice for building fires in backyards. Another option is clay chimineas. Originally from Mexico, these clay structures are enclosed and have a short chimney for the fire inside. In addition to providing warmth, both fire pits and chimineas are great accents for the backyard and can also be used for outdoor cooking over a fire. Unfortunately, due to the smoke, they are not intended to be used under a covered porch or gazebo if you intend to actually place active fires in them.
On clear nights, with a bonfire blazing in a nearby copper fire pit, it’s tempting to eat outdoors. Patio sets, containing a table and four chairs, can be expensive. However, there are always second-hand options. Crafty people can make secondhand patio furniture comfortable by adding personalized cushions in colorful patterns. Gardeners can eat dinner by firelight with a beautiful background of tulips and other spring flowers.
Many people focus on improving their gardens in the spring without any hope of enjoying them until the summer. Late spring flowers can be incredibly beautiful. Why not enjoy them? For a small investment in rain protection and a fire pit, gardeners can start enjoying their gardens months earlier.