The garden is a very relaxing place to be; we all know this! You’re surrounded by green grass and all kinds of colourful plants and flowers, and you can watch as the bees come for pollen, and as the birds peck seed out of the feeders. It’s a very picturesque setting, even when you’re only thinking about it!
But seeing as it’s very sunny this year, and the summer has a lot of blue sky days ahead to enjoy, why not go all out with your relaxation plans? Here’s some ways to spruce up the garden, and renovate it a little, to make sure you can have a kind of beach day, without even leaving your own home!
PROVIDE SOME SHADE & A HAMMOCK
If you’re someone who loves to enjoy the temperate summer breeze, and you also love to be outside to smell the fresh (and sometimes BBQ…) air, then it’s time to invest in a hammock. Sure, you can sit out in the garden as long as you want, and lounge on a bench when you get tired of that, but nothing beats being able to climb into a hammock!
If you’ve got some shade already in your garden, either between some trees or underneath a pergola or gazebo, half your work is done. You can get a sheet, pop some holes in the end, thread some rope through them, and then tie your hammock up nice and tight.
But if you don’t have any shade, now’s the time to create time. Invest in some planks of wood, and a bit of waterproof material, and then hammer together your own makeshift outdoor room. You can easily attach the material to the top, to keep the sun (and any potential rain) off of your hammock!
SET UP A COOL POOL
Now, we’re not all blessed enough to have a swimming pool outside, but there’s definitely a paddling pool out there that can fit every single one of us! And when you have a little pool to splash around with, filled with cool water and water guns to squirt your loved ones with, you’re going to have a lot of fun in the future!
But if you do have an actual pool, now might be a good time to have it renovated. Clean it out, fill it back up, make sure it’s covered to keep the bugs and the birds out, and then buy some new pool decking to go around the edges. This makes your pool feel a lot more beachy, and a lot more enjoyable to step out of (no wet, mushy grass between your toes here!), and it’ll keep for years to come.
A relaxing garden is one that looks, sounds, and smells nice, and ultimately, it’s one you can have a lot of fun in. Put ideas like these to good use, if you don’t know where to start with your summer garden plans. You never know, you might just learn to love the outdoors!