As we anticipate the sweltering summer temps to start coming down, it's time to get your patio ready for backyard barbeques and football games this fall. All you need is a free Saturday and a little bit of grit to give your backyard oasis a fresh look. Here's how to get started:
• A pressure sprayer is your new best friend. You gotta start with a clean slate, and there's no easier way to wash away the summer monsoon than with a pressure sprayer. Rent one from your local home improvement store or, better yet, borrow one from a friend.
• A can of spray paint is your second bestie. Give tired metal patio furniture or blah planters a facelift with a fresh coat of spray paint. Clean items with an all-purpose cleaner and use a spray primer on any rusty spots. Questions? A paint specialist at any hardware store can get you precisely what you need.
• Lights, seating, action! With a few whimsically-strung lights and some comfortable seating, you'll be ready for all the action. Order indoor/outdoor LEDs and pick up a few affordable plastic Adirondacks in vibrant colors.
• And for the big finish! Get a jumpstart on outdoor living with a fire pit perfect for chilly fall evenings. For less than $100, you can grab a stand-alone fire pit. Then, start stockpiling marshmallows and chocolate bars — you're gonna need 'em.
Breathe new life into your backyard this fall with an updated, welcoming patio perfect for Arizona Fall and Winter Entertaining! Be sure to snap some before and after pics to show us, too!