You should feel lucky if you have a garden, especially right now, when we all have to spend a lot more time at our properties thanks to the lockdown. The thing about our gardens is that they can add so much to our lives, all year round (though, of course, especially during the summer months). All you have to do is to incorporate a few tips, and you’ll be well on your way towards enjoying plenty of good times in the outdoors with your loved ones. We take a look at some of these tips below.
For some people, their garden is this kind of strange, half-private, half-public space. While they know that the land is theirs, if it’s too on display, then it can feel as if they’re in public, because the neighbours could see in (if they were so inclined). But make no mistake: this space is yours, and you should feel completely comfortable while you’re there! One good way to do this is to boost your garden’s privacy credentials. Fences, hedges, trees, and awning coverings will all help to make you feel like you’re in your own world.
You’ll find it much easier to enjoy all the benefits of having a garden if, you know, it looks good. Because many of us lack gardening skills, the appearance of your yards can often leave a lot to be desired. But here’s the thing: it really isn’t all that difficult to get a presentable garden. To begin, look at installing artificial grass, which requires minimal maintenance (especially when compared to real grass). You can get free artificial grass samples, so you can find the one that’ll work best in your garden. You’ll also want to get some plants in the ground, but you can’t make the task much more straightforward by adding plants that are native to your local area. The more exotic options might be tempting, but they can require much more TLC than local plants.
Your garden shouldn’t just be something that you look at from afar, however: you should get out there and enjoy it directly. For that, all you’ll need is some furniture. Look at getting a set that can make the whole family comfortable, and you’ll be able to enjoy many long summer evenings of good times. A top-quality BBQ can really help to make things even more enjoyable, too, as can some small decorations throughout the yard.
There’s much to love about the UK…but it’s true that the weather isn’t always as good as it could be. If you’re waiting for sunny days before you’re out in the garden, then you won’t make as much use of the garden as you could do! So look at opening it up to more year-round fun. A firepit, for example, can be an excellent investment, since it’ll allow you to sit outside even on chilly evenings. A cover to keep the drizzle away will also help.