You completed the spring tasks to prepare your garden for the upcoming warmer months. It is now prepared to bloom into something spectacular. Now you need to consider how to make it enhance it further and make it into a space that you are going to sit, relax in and enjoy.
You can make your garden into more than an outdoor space of land. You can adapt it and make it into an extension of your home. It can become inviting, cozy and the perfect space to sit and read a book or host and entertain your friends or family. All you need to do is give it some finishing touches and lift it from luscious and healthy to inviting and practical.
Here is how to do that.
Keep Your Lawn Green
Whether you are planning on hosting, being able to sit and enjoy your garden space, or creating an area for the kids to play, having a vibrant green lawn is the first step. Using an irrigation installation system is the perfect way to keep it hydrated.
Ensure You Have Seating
Having outdoor seating is a must when you are wanting to be able to use your garden as an extra ‘living’ space within your home. It provides you somewhere to sit and enjoy your garden, a place to relax, and will encourage you to be outside more and enjoy your garden to its fullest. You can even add a table and then you have the option to be able to not only sit and enjoy your garden but even enjoy alfresco dining.
Opting to put cushions on your seats, put an outdoor rug on your decking or paving, instantly bring the space alive. Not only are you adding homely comforts to make it more enjoyable and comfortable but you are adding to the overall aesthetics of your garden and inviting it to become a space to be used.
Have Lighting Set Up
Even with the longer days, you still need to consider outside lighting. With the hot day and warm evenings, you are likely to find yourself drawn to being able to spend the evening in the garden enjoying the natural warmth and beauty that comes with dusk. But, as the sun sets you will want some lights to enable you to remain hun outside.
There are so many different types of lights for you to consider. To showcase your vibrant flowers you can use lighting in your flower beds, to keep your path lit you can have spotlights leading the way. Depending on the atmosphere you are looking to create you could opt for fairy lights being draped over your decking, lanterns to add the element of the inside out, or even a log burner.
Have An Outdoor Cooking Zone
Nothing screams summer more than cooking and eating outside. Whether you have the space or budget to build a permanent outdoor kitchen or to opt for a BBQ, having an area set aside to cook is a must.