Making your Garden a Summer Sanctuary
If you are lucky enough to have a garden behind or in front of your house, then you will no doubt want it to be as presentable and homely as what you have inside your four walls. Not everyone thinks this way of course, but on the whole, a garden is seen as a spot of peace and tranquillity in close proximity to your home.
When the sun begins to shine and summer’s fresh air takes hold, sitting in the garden for a few hours with a good book and a glass of wine is one of the top activities, and it doesn’t cost a thing! Before you get to that point however, you need to make your garden the best it can be, suited to your needs and design desires, and that means plenty of planning!
Finding the right garden furniture and equipment depends on the size of your garden, what you’re going to use it for, and of course, your budget. When it comes to picking a garden shed, this is perhaps the trickiest part of garden planning, because you need your shed to be large enough to store equipment, but you might also want to use it as a hideaway of your own, so it needs to be large enough, and sustainable enough throughout bad weather in winter. You might like to check out a Tesco sheds buying guide to make sure you pick the right one for you, and don’t just grab the first bargain you see – you want this part of your garden to last.
Once you have the foundations of your garden laid out, e.g. your storage, your shed, you’ve mowed the lawns, you’ve gone for paving stones or gravel, and you’ve planted a few flowers here and there, you’ll need to look at the decorative furniture to include. Garden chairs, swing sets, patio tables, parasols, water features, even chimineas or BBQs for meals al fresco when the sun shines, these are all essentials to making your garden as summer-ready as possible.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to decorate your garden into your own style or comfort, as there are countless bargains out there if you look hard enough. Of course, you could also go second hand, and check out buy and sell pages on Facebook to see if anyone is selling any pieces of furniture that would fit perfectly into your garden design.
How you decorate and design your space is a personal choice, but one thing is for sure, making it as serene and tranquil as possible will give you your own slice of summer heaven, right on your own doorstep.
Photo credit – Jeremy Levine on Flickr