Summer is on our doorstep, and our Instagram feeds have started to fill up with beautiful holiday shots and enviable, picture-perfect travel photos. But what if you are stuck at home? Does that mean that you won’t be able to make the most of the summer months?
Au contraire! If you have a garden, patio, or veranda – and just a few DIY skills – you can bring the summer fun and relaxation to your home. But how do you get started?
Luckily, there are some simple tips to follow to turn your garden into a wonderful summer retreat – get started today!
Turn Your Garden Into a Practical and Livable Space
While aesthetics are essential, it is also important to make your garden practical this summer. And, when it comes down to turning your garden into a place where you, your friends, and your family can enjoy summer days together, adding practical and useful touches is essential.
After you have completed all of your spring maintenance jobs, you should consider adding outdoor furniture, investing in a comfortable table, and dedicating a corner to the BBQ area. Don’t forget to add paths to walk into the garden without damaging your plants and lights to enjoy your new outdoor area once the sun sets!
Add a Patio, Deck, or Veranda
According to recent estimates, around 82% of new house buyers wish to have a patio or veranda in their new home – and for more than a reason! Patios and verandas can add privacy, provide cover from the midday sun, and make the outside area more livable all year round. But what if your home does not yet have one? Luckily, there has never been a better time to invest in this home renovation project! Consider getting started with a deck and gazebo if you are looking for a more temporary solution.
Add Lighting, Music, and Entertainment
Summer is for enjoyment, entertainment, and fun – and you should have all this and more in your garden! Adding the right lighting – including bistro lights, fairy lights, and lamps – can help you keep the party going and your garden more enjoyable even after sunset.
Adding music and entertainment can be a small investment that goes a long way, especially when you are entertaining guests or spending an evening with your little ones. Don’t skimp on board games!
Cool Off With a Pool or Gather Around a Fire Pit
What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a summer retreat? A swimming pool! According to recent estimates, installing a pool in your home can cost around $11,591 and $95,393.
And, while the return on this kind of investment is significant, not all households have the funds and time to invest in a new swimming pool. So, you should consider opting for an inflatable pool or, as an alternative, a fire pit. Both features bring people together and create a focal point in your garden.
Work With a Professional Landscaping Company
Gardens and other outside areas have never been more in demand. But understanding how to truly enhance yours might be all but easy. If in doubt, experienced landscapers such as the experts at Wildwood can help you design the garden of your dreams, maintain it, and transform it.