With Summer just around the corner, everyone’s pretty much looking forward to spending their time under the sun especially because of the recent lockdown restrictions which have left much of the population stuck indoors. This may have also caused many gardens to be neglected, so it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a garden makeover, if you haven’t thought of one already – especially if you’re looking to organise an outdoor party for your friends and family! Here are 4 ways to turn your garden from an overgrown weed ground to the ultimate relaxation zone:
The natural sounds of the wilderness can be relaxing music to your ears and provide you with those much needed soothing vibes. Hang around some filled bird feeders to attract your fellow feathered friends and hear them tweet. You could also leave out a fresh bowl of water and a handful of peanuts or crunchy cat biscuits to invite other creatures such as hedgehogs and squirrels. If you’ve got some cash to splash, building a pond may be another brilliant option.
It’s a known fact that spending time in nature can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. So, planting a few flowers can brighten up the garden space and it can also attract beneficial insects, such as ladybugs and bees. Also, consider hanging around some flower baskets as these can also help with sprucing up the exterior of your home. Grass seeds or a few patches of grass can be purchased to shape up the garden and create a convenient location to host a picnic or lounge around on. Plus, it is scientifically proven that greenery is good for the environment as it absorbs emissions, such as carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and releases oxygen which is good for everyone, so it’s a win-win situation all around! Just be sure to install steel lawn edging to create an aesthetically steel border.
For some added comfort, grab yourself some new furniture to add to your garden space. Nothing sounds appealing more than lazing around on an outdoor sofa after a long day of work and enjoying a cold drink as well as the crisp, fresh air. Luxury rattan furniture is all the rage right now due to its stylish aesthetic and resilience to the outdoors. So, if you’re looking to splurge, this furniture design is the must-have furniture design for your garden this Summer. Also, don’t forget about a garden parasol for a little added privacy or shade from the sunshine!
The Summer season also brings us longer days and warmer evenings, so adding in some soft lighting to your garden space, instead of turning on the harsh flood lights, will be ideal to light up your garden. Solar lights are pretty great as not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are also long lasting and come in a range of sizes and shapes to suit your tastes. If you’re looking for something a little more special, consider fairy lights on your garden walls or citronella candles, which are also brilliant to ward off mosquitoes due to their natural antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Whilst there are many other ways to transform your garden space, these are the top 4 budget-friendly options to instantly update your garden and have it ready in time for the Summer.
Until next time.