We’re all spending a lot more time at home at the moment, and that includes the opportunity to make the best of your garden. If you’re lucky enough to have access to your own garden space, you’ll understand the positive impact that having a change of scene can have on your overall physical and mental well-being.
This will continue to become the case as the weather gets warmer, the flowers are in bloom and the days are getting longer. All of these things are likely to make you want to be spending more time in your garden.
However, if the thought of spending time in a garden that is messy and uninviting brings you a unique feeling of anxiety, now may be a good time to give it the love and attention it deserves. With a little bit of extra effort, your garden will quickly become the safe haven you desire it to be.
Here are some simple and effective ideas to make the best of your garden.
Create a Cozy Outdoor Living Space
Your garden has the potential to pair utility with aesthetics. What use is a beautiful flower bed if you can’t sit comfortably and enjoy it? It might be time to get rid of the yellowing plastic table and chairs and invest in a durable yet attractive wooden garden furniture set or to live like royalty in a stylish and fun hanging egg chair. If you want something truly unique- why not gather some railway sleepers from your local timber yard and create your own bespoke garden furniture?
Play around with textures by getting some soft furnishings such as giant waterproof floor cushions which are great for both children and adults to relax into.
Enjoy your very own light show
There are so many ways that you can create your very own light show at different times throughout the day and into the long evenings as summer nights draw in.
The best thing is that doing this is easy and inexpensive and can be as simple as hanging wind chimes from trees or fence panels that catch the sunlight beautifully.
Get some eco-friendly solar-powered lights that ‘charge’ throughout the day and light up as darkness comes in during the transition from day to night time.
Dine ‘In-Out’- Make Your own back garden brasserie
Al Fresco cooking doesn’t have to be limited to that BBQ that has been gathering rainwater for the other 11 months of the year that it’s not being used. Why not invest in a clay pizza oven to create your very own pizzeria experience at home? Paired with some mood lighting and music, you’ve got yourself an intimate and romantic setting for an at-home date night.
Create a mini herb garden for your homegrown herbs that can be added to dishes cooked in the outdoor garden.
Being home doesn’t mean being bored, binge-watching shows or baking yet another loaf of banana bread. Some simple additions to your garden will allow you to be entertained by the flexibility of having this outdoor space while still staying safe.