Summertime is well and truly here and if you’re looking forward to relaxing in your garden with a nice, cool drink, then you’ve got a great summer ahead. But, if you’ve been tasked with planning a garden party, then you may be feeling a little stressed, especially with the unpredictability of the typical British weather! No matter if your garden is big or small, these tips will transform it into the perfect setting for your outdoor soiree.
Month: June 2018
The best thing about summer is being able to spend your free time out in the garden. It doesn’t matter if you have a large area of lawn, a private oasis or a compact courtyard, with all the fun that summer has to offer, make sure that your garden is ready for summer with these tips.
Create a Seating AreaFirstly, create a spot in your garden that you can sit out in and enjoy the summer weather. Whether it’s a deckchair, colourful bench or a few rattan chairs, it’s easy to transform your garden area by simply adding in some seating.
Paint Furniture in Bright ColoursIs there a better way to add a summer feel to your garden than with bright oranges, hot pinks and vibrant blues? Old furniture will get a new lease of life with a coat of bright paint, but make sure to use a paint that is suitable for outdoor use.
Take Advantage of Large Patio SpaceIf you’re ready for a big project, then consider working on creating a beautifully paved patio in your garden. Imagine opening your patio doors on a warm day and stepping onto your lovely decking or tiled area, ready to spend a relaxing day in your outdoor haven. If you’re planning a summer garden party, then you can impress your guests with your new oasis – it’s sure to be a hit!
Go TraditionalAdding classic furniture is the perfect way to add a touch of charm to a simple patio area. Wooden furniture is a good choice in the garden, as its natural tones will harmonise with the garden surroundings. Accessorise your table with napkins and table linen and add some comfortable seating cushions to give your garden a warm and inviting look.
Make Small Spaces FabulousEven if you have a small garden space or terrace, you still have the canvas available to create an amazing space. Small bistro-style tables are perfect for compact gardens, and the addition of a few potted plants and flowers for colour and greenery will really make the space pop.
Shine BrightYour garden is the ideal place for you to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life. Create an atmospheric space by adding in a water feature and some clever garden lighting. By adding in heat, water and light, you can create an oasis of calm, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. With a large table, comfortable seating and plenty of potted flowers and plants, your garden will really feel welcoming.
It is easy to disregard a small garden because some people may believe that there is no need to decorate a small space. However, having a small garden area can also give you the advantage to utilize the space creatively. So, you can make the most of having a small garden by following our recommendations just below. Adding Artificial Lawn One of the main elements of a garden is the greenery. Grass may be hard to reproduce if you have a stony concrete area, so having an artificial grass can create an instant aesthetic pleasing effect. You can choose a variety of faux grass too, and the greatest advantage of this idea is, it is simple to lay down and with minimal fuss, make your garden area look cosy. You also would not need to worry about mowing the lawn too! Planting on Your Walls It is important to exploit your small space with every opportunity possible. If there is a lack of space for your plants, consider planting up your walls. Think about varying your plant collection such as adding climbing plants like Chilean jasmine to add character to your garden. You can add texture and colours to the walls by adding various shrubs and perennials. Try tiered planters and hanging baskets to place your plants. Raised Platforms for Furniture You can add raised platforms such as cladding and raised stone beds in your garden area to make the most of the space. You can even add modern garden furniture such as cane furniture for that natural and minimalist look too. This way, you can add comfort to your garden too which is perfect for the summer season coming up! The Art of Illusion You can add small mirrors around the garden to frame the garden space to look bigger. This can range from a small mirror to full length to make it seem as if you’re entering a different world. It is also important to make sure that you have colourful buds and textured foliage to reflect the mirror image! All That Glitters Depending on where the small garden space is situated, you may find that there may be a lack of sunlight throughout the year. So, consider investing in some small fairy lights around the plants to add some depth and warmth in the evenings. You can even add the lights in lanterns for that shabby chic style too. Otherwise, you can consider buying some spotlights to highlight certain areas in your garden. With all these ranges of ideas, hopefully, it has given you inspiration on sprucing up your small garden space. After all, you can get creative and upcycle various trinkets to personalise your garden even more. What’s more, you can enjoy the summer in your very backyard whilst you sit in your garden furniture.
This summer, you may just want to spend most of your time within the comforts of your own home. Still, now that you have more free time to spend in the garden, you are probably thinking about how to make the most of it in a short space of time. So, here are our top tips to stay on top of your garden in the hot weather below.