Spending more time in the garden is a privilege once the weather becomes hot and sunny. If you’re keen to use this summer period wisely, and spend more time outside than in, what changes should you make that’ll encourage you?
After all, it’s likely to be quite messy and overgrown out there, and who knows if you’ll have the time to clear some space for parties, dinners, and water balloon fights? Well, using tips like these you’ll soon have plenty of usable garden space that you’ll love spending time in!
Have Some Dedicated Outside Time
If you want to spend time outside, when you’re usually cooped up indoors and rarely use your garden, institute a rule or two! For example: you HAVE to spend time in the garden for at least half an hour when you come home from work, but before you make the dinner. Little rules like these will get you out there without fail every single day, and that’ll make the work to tidy up or do a spot of bush trimming or planting much, much easier.
Rethink Your Layout
Yes, you might just need to move the whole thing around! Make sure the lawn is more central, make sure the plants are growing in easy sunlight, and that your covered patio is in the shade all day long. If that sounds like a lot of work to you, feel free to call up a landscaping expert and ask them for some professional help! All of these changes may need to happen to ensure you’ve got an enjoyable garden, so take stock right now and think about your current layout’s practicality.
Create a Fun Space
Fun spaces can be anything. It can be a hammock strung between two trees that you can read or listen to music in. It can be a little water/rock garden you built with your bare hands that you like adding to every now and then. It can be a patch of patio where you’ve used chalk or environmentally friendly spray paint to create some art. Or you can really invest in your garden and have a purpose built room erected. Garden rooms are a big investment but can be used for anything, like a home gym or office.
Get into the Shade
The hot weather is coming in, and that means you need to spend as much time in the shade as you can to stay cool and hydrated. So if you haven’t already, set up an awning or gazebo to keep the sunshine from being directly overhead. You don’t want to bake in the rays for hours at a time, and it’s much easier to keep the bugs out when there’s some protection like this too! Once you’ve got some lovely shade to make use of, you can do whatever you want out there for as long as you like.