Now that the snow has thawed and summer is on its way, your garden should be your top priority. When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than stretching out in a lawn chair with a cool drink and a good book. But, no-one wants to spend time in a garden that is overgrown with weeds and in desperate need of some TLC.
Fortunately, making your garden feel like a natural paradise is nowhere near as hard as you might think. In fact, you can have the whole thing done in a weekend. Then, all you have to do is invite people over for a BBQ and show off your new backyard look.
Here are some simple ways to jazz up your garden in time for summer.
There is something very zen about a little pebble garden. Just find a suitable patch of your garden and outline it with pebbles. Then, fill the middle in with more pebbles. This adds a bit of diversity to your garden. Top it off with a Buddha statue or some other ornaments and there you have it. The best thing about this little garden is that it is incredibly low maintenance – you don’t need to water your pebbles!
Flowers are an easy way to make your garden beautiful. A good way of adding these to your garden is by digging a long, thin strip of earth near the front of your garden and planting the seeds in there. Try and keep different types of flowers separate and make sure you buy bulbs that will blossom into a range of different colours. Not only will this made your garden look good, but flowers are essential for the eco-system. Don’t worry if your garden is suddenly full of bees – they are keeping us alive.
A veggie patch is high maintenance. There’s no two ways about it. But, if you’re willing to put in a bit of time and effort, you will reap the rewards. A vegetable patch can breathe life into a tired garden and make it look like a patchwork of natural beauty. It also comes with the added benefit of providing you with fresh produce. Consider starting with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and courgettes. You’ll never want to eat store-bought vegetables again!
One of the nicest things about summer is being able to eat outside. Invest in a good grill for your garden, along with an outdoor dining table and some chairs. The better your outdoor set-up is, the more you’re going to want to use it. Now, when the sun is out, you can flip some burgers and halloumi on your BBQ before chowing down at your gorgeous table. A lovely picnic area in your garden is also great for when you entertain in the summer.
The ultimate feel good accessory, a hammock is an absolute must for anyone who likes to relax in the sunshine. People are often put off purchasing a hammock because they don’t have any suitable trees to string it between. Never fear! Nowadays, hammocks come prepared for these eventualities. Some hammocks have poles you can put in the ground to hang it from, or a frame it swings from. The long and short of it is, where there is a will there is a way and if you want a hammock you should have one.