How To Enjoy Your Garden Comfortably During A Heatwave
11th August 2020
The garden is usually a place for relaxation, somewhere to sit and enjoy all that you have created but when it comes to a UK heatwave, it can often become unbearable and many of us end up seeking some rest bite in the cooler house. It seems such a shame to have to do this but fear not, we have some great tips which will help you to enjoy your garden comfortably during a heatwave.
Bringing a pool into the garden during a heatwave is an obvious choice but we aren’t talking about a kid’s paddling pool, why not invest in something that the whole family can jump into, splash around in and most importantly, cool down in?! These larger pools don’t actually have to take up too much room. most are deep rather than long or wide so even if you have a small garden, you should be able to find an appropriate home for a family pool and as long as you keep it covered and well maintained it should last you for years to come.
We usually want to embrace the sun when it comes out in our country (let’s face it, it doesn’t happen too often!) but with our weather systems changing, we are starting to see more days with high temperatures and more hours of sun. One way to still be able to comfortably enjoy your garden even in heat we aren’t used to, is by providing plenty of shade and what better way than to do this with trees? Not only will you have a beautiful new feature in your garden, you will also be attracting more wildlife too.
And following on from the last point, why not visit a hammock shop? A hammock will provide you with a lovely place to chill but it will also help with cooling as it rocks. Bliss!
Instead of running back inside your home, why not invest in some air conditioning in your garden room which will allow you to stay within your garden but get the well needed cool air relief. Even if you don’t have air conditioning, a garden room will still provide shade and if you kit it out with a fridge and freezer you could have easy access to cold drinks and ice lollies for the whole family.
During a heatwave, your garden will also require some cooling down and you could be in for a win-win if you invest in a lawn sprinkler system. Set it up, switch on the water and watch as it helps your grass as well as all of you to enjoy the garden in the heat.
There is a wide variety of sun shades available on the market which would all help for you to enjoy your garden even during a heatwave. Large sail shades are great for placing over children’s play areas, parasols are perfect for the patio dining table, a gazebo is a larger investment but will also provide shelter during the winter as well as the summer, and an awning is great if you want to be able to easily put your shade away during certain times of the year.
Don’t let a hot summer’s day ruin your garden fun. By using some of these ideas you will be able to enjoy your garden comfortably during a heatwave and all year round!