When summer arrives, many of us love nothing more than to get outdoors and soak up the sun’s rays. And with the COVID-19 pandemic likely resulting in us having to stay at home again this year, transforming your outdoor living space will allow you to get the most out of the hotter months. No matter the size of your back garden, here are some ways in which you can get it ready for summer.
Create More Space
While some homeowners have acres of outdoor space to play around with, many of us aren’t as lucky. If you don’t have tons of room, there are things you can do that can create the illusion of having a bigger garden. Whether it’s trimming hedges, throwing away broken pots, or tidying untamed greenery, you should begin to notice your garden looking and feeling more spacious. What’s more, having a clean and tidy garden allows you to cut your lawn with ease.
Add Some Colour
Adding a burst of colour in your back garden can transform your space and be an instant mood-booster. If you’re unable to go on your annual summer holiday abroad due to COVID-19, immersing yourself in bright colours can help you think more positively and feel more upbeat. There are lots of plants that will add instant colour to your outdoor space, such as fuchsias, zinnia, and hydrangea. You can also purchase brightly coloured cushions to update your garden furniture and get ready for summer.
Purchase New Furniture
If your existing garden furniture has seen better days, it may be time to invest in new pieces that can transform your outdoor space. The winter months can wreak havoc on your furniture, causing it to look dreary, old, and dull. So they need to get ready for summer after a long winter time. Purchasing brand-new stylish furniture is the key to uplifting the mood of your garden. No matter what you decide on, it’s best to stick with metal furniture that is not only durable, but incredibly stylish.
Make Comfort a Priority
While you may love soaking up the sun, your family and friends may not be as keen. When dining with your loved ones outdoors and to keep everyone happy, you may want to look into an aluminium pergola or aluminium patio cover. A retractable roof pergola is the perfect outdoor garden feature that can provide shade when you need it. Nationwide Home Innovations has a useful guide on pergolas and louvred patio roofs that allow you to control light levels and shade. For more information, visit https://www.nationwideltd.co.uk/terrace-roofs/.
Zone Your Outdoor Space
If you have young children or plan to invite lots of guests over during the summer, it may be wise to section off your garden space. Having different sections for various purposes will keep everyone entertained. For example, you could have a kiddy corner where your children can play to their heart’s content, or a gardener’s area that showcases your best flowers and plants.
Whether you enjoy sunbathing, entertaining guests, or being in touch with nature, there are many things you can do that can help you get the most out of your garden during the summer months.
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