Monday 22 August 2016

Ideas That Will Help You To Love Spending Time In The Garden

If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely, private garden, you might be looking for ideas to make the most of the space. All of us wish we could spend more time outdoors in our own gardens. There are plenty of reasons why you might be a little put off! Try some of these fabulous ideas that will help you love spending time in your garden again.

Keeping in with the neighbours, and away from them, is easier with a good boundary fence. You may be allowed to enclose your property at the rear with a fence that is up to 2 metres high. It’s a good idea to check with your local planning office, especially if your home is listed or adjacent to non-residential land. You can also choose the material you use for your boundary within reason. A brick wall may require planning permission. Fencing can be made of wood or plastic to reduce the maintenance required. All solutions are likely to require concrete posts or footings.

Tending to your garden can be enormously enjoyable and highly rewarding. There are plenty of options too. If you’re worried about the quality of the soil, why not use pots, planters and containers? You can enjoy incredible colours from flowers most of the year. Why not check out a fruit plants and trees nursery to enjoy fresh food straight from your garden? You don’t have to turn your garden into an allotment to grow your own fruit and veg.

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When you have kids and pets, you need a garden that is lots of fun. It encourages the whole family to spend more time outside being active. A trampoline or a climbing frame can keep kids fit. And some can take an adult’s weight too! Why not create an area for sand and water play? Maybe you could enjoy chalk painting on your patio? For little ones, a covered area can be ideal to avoid excess exposure to the sun. It means you can use the area even on a damp day.

When you’re looking for a place to relax after a tough day at work, your garden could be ideal. You might have a little reading nook down by the shrubs. Maybe you could install a little arbour or gazebo? Water features are thought to offer a lot of relaxation, but you don’t need to stop there. As the days start to shorten again, why not light up your water feature and garden? You can choose different colours and even add some relaxing music. Some people like to enjoy meditation or Yoga in their gardens. A sun or garden room can be ideal for this.

Many people have just enough outdoor space to be able to enjoy a few days a year out in their gardens. But these ideas could provide just enough inspiration to get you back outside most of the year. Whether you’re having fun with your kids, or harvesting your own fruits, there is plenty to do out there.

Jada x


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