Summer is almost here and many of us will be looking forward to spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine but first you’ll need to make sure your garden is summer-ready! In this article, we’ll be looking at how to create the perfect outdoor space and turn your garden into a paradise fit for summer.
Create a BBQ Area
If you entertain outdoors a lot during the summer months, then it makes sense to have a dedicated area for cooking and dining. You might even want to invest in a permanent solution, such as a stone oven. This can transform even smaller gardens into a cosy outdoor entertaining area and will give your outdoor space that laid-back Mediterranean feel. In bigger gardens, you could create a full outdoor kitchen, complete with barbecue, pizza oven and sink to make it easy to rustle up a delicious dinner for your guests to enjoy al fresco.
Add a Pool
Make a real splash by adding a swimming pool to your garden. There are different types of pool available, including above-ground and in-ground options and which pool you choose will depend on a few different factors including your garden size and budget. There are several different methods for installing a pool in your garden but whichever one you choose, be sure to use weatherproof adhesive when building when building and installing your swimming pool this will keep the tiles in the water from falling off.
Planting flowers is one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to transform your garden into a space that you can enjoy all year round. You can plant seeds or bulbs that will flower later in the year or the following year or if you’re looking for a quick flower-fix, go for bedding plants, which can be planted into flowerbeds, plant pots or window boxes to instantly brighten up your garden.
If you’re new to gardening, choose hardy plants that are ideal for beginner gardeners. These won’t require a lot of care and attention so all you’ll need to do is remember to water them! Think about the type of atmosphere you’re trying to create in your garden and opt for plants and flowers the suit the garden itself, whether that’s subtle pastel hues or vivid colours.
Don’t Forget Accessories
Add the finishing touches to your garden paradise with accessories to really make the space feel inviting. Comfortable garden furniture that’s easy to store and maintain is a must. Soft furnishings like cushions, blankets and even outdoor rugs can go a long way to making your garden feel like home. It’s also a good idea to think about lighting so you and your guests can enjoy the space after dark. Twinkling fairy lights are perfect for creating that magical atmosphere and a firepit will ensure everyone stays warm too.
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