The evenings are getting lighter, the winter jacket is getting left at home and tentative barbecue plans are being made. It’s safe to say summer is nearly here. With warmer weather coming, it’s time to start thinking about your garden again. How much work needs doing to it? Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a deft green thumb to be able to create a relaxing environment in your own backyard. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to guarantee a glorious garden this summer.
Keep it Neat
Understandably, when you spend time in your garden you want the majority of it to be spent relaxing rather than working. However, it would be pretty tough to relax in a space which is an utter mess. You’d constantly worry about sprucing it up. So you need to put in the groundwork to make your garden comfortable. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and – of course – ensure the plants are watered adequately. Regular maintenance of your garden will make life easier in the long run. Something that can help you with this is investing in a strimmer. It allows you to maintain a neat aesthetic for your garden. SGS Engineering offers a fantastic range of them for your gardening needs.
You can’t expect to relax and recline in your garden if you don’t have a comfy spot to sit in. There are so many possibilities when it comes to outside furniture. Long gone are the days of plastic lawn chairs. You can get soft furnishings all designed to endure the outdoor elements, including cushions. There are so many different styles you can go for. Remember to grab some blankets if you and your guests are planning on staying out late into the evening. If you’re not sure whether you want a full set of furniture in your garden, you could always opt for the timeless hammock.
Use the Senses
Of course, such a big part of your pleasure from your garden will come from the visuals and how vibrant it looks. However, this isn’t to say your eyesight is the only sense you should be focusing on. You could consider sounds: wind chimes or running water. Or smell: the fragrance of your favourite flowers. Don’t be afraid to play with different elements to make your garden just right for you.
For true peace of mind for an English garden, you may want to consider getting a gazebo. It offers shelter for however many rainy days the country gets. Not to mention it can act as a stylish focal point for your garden. You can even go extra British and dress it up with bunting. It looks like you’ve now got a garden party to plan.