Summertime and the living’s easy. Get the most out of the sunshine with Thumbtack’s help. Spiff up the garden, prep the pool, and beautify the backyard, because BBQ season is here, baby. Scope these 10 projects to make it the best summer ever.
Get the Pool Cleaned
Gear up for summer fun by ridding the pool of dead leaves and muck that collected over the winter months. Have the water tested, clean the drains, and get that bad boy ready for action. No pool yet? Thumbtack can fix that. Find in-ground or above-ground pool installation pros near you.
Light the Backyard in Style
Great lighting is a game changer. While away warm nights in the backyard with fabulous outdoor lighting. Add spotlights to dark corners, darling bistro lights over the patio, accent lights showing off garden handiwork, and automatic sensors by the gate. So sweet.
Let Your Garden Sing
No one needs to know you did zero work on your garden anytime ever. Call in the pros to clear out the wreckage of winter, create order, and add some already lush and flowering plants. It’s like you’re a miracle worker.
Throw a Summer Night Soiree
New lighting, a fresh garden—your backyard looks spectacular. Show it off with a summer night celebration. Have fun and festive summer foods catered, and a bartender or two to keep the party popping. Best of all? The pros clean it all up at the end of the night. You just look good.
Get Yourself to Bathing Suit Boot Camp
Speaking of looking good, how’s about that swim suit? Whether you’re hosting friends for sunny day lounge sessions or playing in the pool, it feels good to feel good in your skin. Kickstart the season with a bathing suit boot camp. With a personal trainer you can do it in the privacy of your backyard, if you like.
Throw a Kid’s Birthday Bash
Warm weather means outdoor fun. No need to rent a hall to host your kiddo’s party, just hook up the backyard and invite the neighborhood. You can do all sorts of fun things like rent a dunk tank (!!), hire a magician, or even have a petting zoo set up on the lawn.
Build a New (or Repair an Existing) Deck
If winter did a number on your wood deck, get that baby up to speed in time for al fresco dining on the patio and late nights spent gazing at the stars. Don’t have a deck? There’s still time to have one built…
Fix the Fence
Before the kids, new puppies, and pool parties of summer take over the backyard, patch up the fence to keep everyone safe. Maybe you want to give a modern makeover to an outdated look, or maybe you just need a fence. Either way, shore up the homestead from unwanted visitors and unwanted (pet) escapees.
Take Guitar Lessons
Imagine summer parties in the backyard, you holding sway over a group of friends by the firepit, everyone mesmerized by your guitar skills. It could happen. Or learn something else that gets you outside like golf, kayaking, or scuba!
Hire a House Cleaner
You worked hard all winter. Take a load off. It’s time you practice your relaxation skills on the front porch, catching up on a juicy summer read. A professional housecleaner every two weeks through the sunny months will make summer vacation that much sweeter.