Spring has arrived, it’s time to get your backyard ready for spring! Good news, you have a backyard in your new home at Spring Mountain Ranch in Riverside, CA that needs to get ready for this, the best of all seasons! Just follow the tips we’ve outlined for you here, and in time you’ll have a backyard that is ready for entertaining and just enjoying the outdoors.

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Plant your garden for Spring

We all know the therapeutic value of digging your hands into dirt, and now you have a great reason to do just that. First step is to prepare your garden. Clean out the space of debris, revitalize the soil, trim old plants, add mulch, and you’ll be ready to plant new flowers and shrubs. Our favorite flowers for Spring planting? Pansies, snapdragons, lilacs, and tulips. TIP: Tulips need four to six weeks of chill in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator. And don’t forget the veggies. Check out some great tips here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/home-advisor/5-essential-spring-gardening-tips_b_7025676.html.

Create space for outdoor dining

Have you discovered that food tastes better when eaten outside? So create enough space for outdoor dining, and be sure the design makes sense. For example, place outdoor tables near the kitchen for easy transfer of food. If you decide to build an outdoor kitchen leave room for your guests to move between the kitchen and dining table. Still don’t think you’ll have enough sitting space? No worries, you’ll always have those guests who like to roam and mingle while they eat.

patio area


You’ve made space, now design it

Since you need places for your guests to sit, why not make the seating part of your outdoor design? Add colorful throw pillows here and there and a table covered with mosaic tiles. A wall mounted sun face, metal sculptures, even wind chimes will turn your backyard into a beautiful and peaceful oasis.

Music is the spice of life

Nothing livens up a backyard gathering like music. Set up some outdoor speakers and break loose with some impromptu dancing. This may sound like an expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you prefer aesthetically pleasing, wireless, or even speakers that look like rocks to blend in seamlessly, you can get great sound for under $200. Learn more here about how to easily and affordably bring music outdoors: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-outdoor-speakers,review-2785.html.

Don’t forget about the kids 

Right up there with music, the best sound in the world is children’s laughter as they run and play. So create a place in your backyard where the kids in your life can have fun. Play sets are great, but don’t invest in one that takes up a lot of space. After all, what kids love more than anything is having plenty of room to run and roam.

kids playset

Welcome Spring and good times outside 

Now that you have your dream home, it’s time to have your dream backyard. Take advantage of the perfect weather that Spring brings in Riverside. Kick back, eat good food, enjoy your friends, and watch the kids play. Life just doesn’t get much better than that.