Look Mallorca, Spring 2018

Chances are the warmer temperatures and longer days have you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and wanting to spend more time outside.

Clear your terrace or patio of all chairs, tables and potted plants. Take a broom to it, removing any dirt or leaves. Pressure wash or deep clean with detergent. Don’t forget to clean the outdoor furniture. Buy plants that can thrive in pots and planters all year long that are low in maintenance. Think agaves, cycads, aloes, yuccas, cactus… Clip and trim back so that the new growth can take place. Remove weeds and top up the pots with fresh enriched soil. Invest in new decorative scatter cushions, add new lanterns or candles. A storage box is a great way to make any outdoor space feel tidier.

Oil Jars

Oil jars are a wonderful way of accenting a terrace without the need for additional planting. They add a calm yet strong statement to the terrace and will look great year round.

Call a professional

If you are thinking of completely revamping your outdoor living area, why not call a professional. Many professionals offer a free consultation, and they will be able to give you a general idea about the budget required for your project. However, do expect to pay for plans, material lists or a fully itemized quote.  “A professional can give you guidance in areas you haven’t thought of,” says Jennifer Warren-Gash, a professional terrace designer here in Mallorca. “Also, like most purchases, you get what you pay for. Don’t always go for the cheapest option.”