When it comes to backyards, Outer Banks backyards are popular gathering places. We love to entertain in the fresh coastal salt air. With spring just around the corner we’re already thinking about backyard barbecues and lawn games here at the beach.

Here are some useful ideas to spruce up your patio, deck or yard for the spring.


You can add a touch of paint to the old Adirondack chairs, or sand and refinish your Nags Head bench on your deck. Consider recovering your outdoor cushions on the wicker settees or adding colorful new throw pillows to the swing or rockers. Spring is a great time to make your special oasis shine.


An easy way to freshen up the outdoor space is to add some foliage in planters to give it a more tropical feel. There are many plants that thrive in our Outer Banks coastal humidity, and you can choose them whether they love full sun or partial shade depending on the coverage of your patio, deck or yard. If you have some old planters, consider slapping on another coat of paint to bring them a new life. Larger planters vs smaller gives a more elegant look. You can also plant some annuals for a pop of colors in garden borders or hanging plants.

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