May 07, 2021

Spring is in the air and now is the perfect time to consider giving your outdoor space a facelift! Whether you have a modest patio or big back yard, you can transform your outdoor area into a total oasis in these 5 steps.

Make the Most of Your Space

First, analyze the space you have to work with and make sure it’s clutter-free! If you have a small deck or patio, then sweep it up and remove any trash. If you have a large yard, then remove any leaves or weeds, trim up any overgrown plants or trees, and remove all trash.

Once your space is fully cleaned up, you can really start to take in your surroundings. If you have a beautiful view, then try your best to make the most of it. Move forward with designing a space to compliment the scenery, not compete with it. Use the view as a focal point for you to frame your landscaping and furnishings around.

Get Comfy

Comfort is key and the more comfortable your seating, the more likely you’ll be to spend time in your outdoor space. Try lounge chairs, a deep seat set, chaise lounges, hammocks, hanging swings, or anything that is comfortable, stylish, and allows you to stretch out and enjoy your surroundings.

You’ll also want to consider an awning, umbrella, gazebo, or pergola for shade during the dog days of summer!

Just Add Water

A water feature is a great way to add some peace to your outdoor space. A fountain, birdbath, rock waterfall, or even a hot tub are all water features that bring soothing sounds and restful relaxation to your oasis.

Light Up Your World

If you want to keep the party going into the night, then you’re going to need some light! String up some patio lights, light up the tiki torches, or even add a firepit. Not only do these features contribute to the ambiance, but they also provide light for nighttime entertaining and some even act as deterrents to pesky outdoor pests.

Green Your Scene

Last, but certainly not least is bringing your space to life with some plants! Plants liven up your outdoor haven and can take your décor to the next level. Here are just some of the many ways you can incorporate plants into your oasis.

  • Privacy: If you like a little solitude, then try planting small trees or shrubs in your Tusco Products Planters {link to the Tusco blog about planting a tree in a planter} and frame them around your area.
  • A Pop of Color: For a color theme, select flowers and planters that fit your color palette. Tusco Products planters have a color to compliment any color combination.
  • Butterfly Garden: To attract beautiful butterflies to your space, fill your planters with any of the butterfly favorites listed in this guide to planting the perfect butterfly garden.
  • Easy Peasy: If low maintenance plants are more your style, try planting succulents or any of these container plants for the forgetful gardener.


We hope these 5 steps give you the inspiration you need to take your outdoor living space to the next level! Whatever direction you choose, remember to make it unique and make it YOU. Want more? Click here for more Tusco Tips