Get Your Garden Ready For Summer
As Spring approaches Summer, those lucky enough to have a garden will undoubtedly be spending more time in them. The message is clear, socialising outside is the safer option. So, let’s take a look at how you can make the most of your garden as the warmer weather rolls in.
Get BBQ Ready
Who doesn’t love a good BBQ? Whether you like to grill on coal or with the power of gas, summer is the season of al fresco dining, and a BBQ is at the heart of that. If you already have a BBQ, now’s the time to make sure it’s clean and ready for use. Perhaps you could build a dedicated outdoor kitchen area? Add a patio or decking, perhaps a sheltered area as a gazebo or a garden room with a veranda. We all know how unpredictable the British weather is, after all.
Decking / Patios
Decking was mentioned above, but it deserves a section of its own. By segmenting areas of your garden off, you can create different zones. Decked or patio areas are great for seating and sunbathing. If you’re entertaining, you don’t want the lawn turning to mush from footfall and garden furniture.
This is one of our favourite suggestions. Why not create. Garden bar? A garden room can be turned into your very own bar come gaming room. Your garden could become everyone’s favourite summer destination this year. A garden room is an ideal place to shelter from a shower or two, warm up a little and have some fun with games and drinks.
A chiminea or fire pit is the perfect way to keep warm as the evenings draw in. As the sun goes down and there’s a chill in the air, everyone can gather around the fire. Why not grab some marshmallows to toast and carry on the party into the night.
Plants for wildlife
Don’t forget a garden is nature. Keep a dedicated area for wildlife to thrive with plants and flowers for the bees and insects to thrive in your little oasis. Leaving a little bit of your garden untended with wildflowers and grass can create the perfect wildlife haven. You can find out more about that here.
Storage for furniture
Storage is worth considering. Whether it’s a shed or a lock-up box, it always pays to have somewhere to keep your furniture and BBQ safe in the winter months to prevent rust and corrosion. Storage is also great for keeping outdoor toys, bicycles etc.
Add some water
Whether it’s a hot tub, pool or just a paddling pool, adding some water can help to keep you cool in the summer months. You could even add a dedicated hot tub shelter to a garden room for enjoyment year-round.
No matter the size of your garden, there are ways to maximise the space and make it work for you. So, however you choose to enjoy your outside space this summer, make the most of it!