7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Garden
28th December 2020
Having access to a garden can be such a luxury. Just being able to step outside and have a place in which you can relax, to potter around in, to grow vegetables in and to make your very own. If you are a little stuck on how to make even more out of this space, here are 7 ways to get the most out of your garden.
There is nothing better than being able to dine, treat yourself, entertain friends and family from the comfort of your own back garden. No matter what size, you can always find room to fit in a dedicated patio or decked area for a table and chairs, pretty lighting, heaters and a barbecue that will provide you with all you need for a comfortable dining experience.
If you enjoy being outside for dining and entertaining then a garden bar is a must-have! It doesn’t have to be fancy, in fact, a home built shack or old shed could easily be transformed into a fantastic place from which to serve up fancy cocktails and homebrew.
Grow Your Own Plot
There is such satisfaction that comes from growing your own fruit and veg and you most certainly don’t need to be a gardening pro to give this a go or have to have a large garden. Start small and simple with produce such as strawberries, peppers, herbs, raspberries, tomatoes. By using plants pots, converted pallets, small flowers beds, hanging baskets and vertical planting systems you will be able to make the most of what you have without taking over all your outside space. As you begin to learn and experiment, you can add more to this year on year.
Whenever we think of water features I am sure that most of us envisage a large and grand fountain with pond but water features can now come in a variety of sizes, styles and designs to suit every garden there is. For those with more space, a pond with waterfall would look beautiful but for a smaller garden you may want to opt for a smaller more understated look such as a ground level fountain which pours over large pebbles. Not only do water features look pretty but they can also attract wildlife and insects as well as create a far more relaxing atmosphere in your garden.
A garden cabin can be a valuable addition to any outside space simply due to the fact that they are so incredibly versatile. If you are looking for a potting shed, a place to look over your garden from, a tea room, then a garden cabin can be these things. If you are in need of an office, a yoga studio, an art studio or playroom, it can be any of these too. The list is endless and your cabin can even change its function as and when you require it to. It is the perfect escape from the house, it will provide shelter from those wet or cold days, it can make a wonderful entertaining space and will last you for years to come.
Chill Out Zone
Another perfect way to make the most out of your garden is to create your very own little hideaway. A place where you can relax, read, meditate and take a little time to escape from the real world. Take one corner of your garden and add a few simple touches such as a hammock, some windchimes, a small table to hold your drink and books, a variety of plant pots with a wonderful array of beautifully scented plants and tuck it all just out of sight of the house.
And finally, do not underestimate what some carefully placed lighting can bring to a garden. We should be able to enjoy this outdoor space all year round and also during the evening as well as the day, and lighting is the way to be able to do this. Patio lights will help to light up a dining area, fairy lights will add a touch of elegance, security lights will help to make your garden and its contents feel protected and pathway lights will allow you to find you way around with ease. You really can’t go too overboard with lights and if cleverly done, you will create a wonderland each and every night of the year.