The summer months are fast approaching, and while you may be looking out your window and seeing grey skies, it is never too early to make summer plans and update your garden. By doing so, you can be ready to invite friends and family over to relax and enjoy the sun. You may also be able to enjoy a few summery cocktails with them and have a BBQ. However, you can also turn your garden into an oasis that allows you to unwind and enjoy yourself with minimal distractions. But how do you go about doing this? Home and garden renovations can be time-consuming and cost a lot of money. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, however.
Are you looking for ways to transform your garden so that it is ready for summer? If so, here are a few ways you can do just that!
- Invest in Decking
Decking is a wonderfully smart and modern addition to many gardens. It can add colour and beauty to your garden while also being useful and considered a great place for you to entertain your guests. By laying down some decking, you have an area for entertaining, but also a place for you to sit back and relax and unwind after a long day’s work.
The Ecoscape Range is a great place to purchase your decking from, as their composite decking is eco-friendly, beautiful, and can bring your decking vision to life. What’s more, they have a range of colours for you to choose from so that you can pair your decking with your home’s overall aesthetic. Check out their website for more information and see how their FSC Certified materials can help you build an ethically-sourced decking area that is long-lasting and helps you create a contemporary garden.
- Have an Outside Bar
For those who love to entertain, an outside bar is a must. You can build an outdoor bar on your decking or patio, pair it with a couple of sun loungers, and enjoy the sun either by yourself or with friends or family. This is an ideal way to add character and personality to your home, and if you ever decide to sell your property, then it is also a great way to increase your property’s value.
If you wish to go one step further, you could upgrade from an outside bar to an outdoor pub shed, so that even if the weather were to become cloudy or if it were to rain, you can take shelter while still enjoying the outdoors. Click here for outdoor bar ideas.
- Could You Add a Pool?
For many of us, the addition of a pool in our gardens seems like a dream. And while the UK may not get massive amounts of sun, when we do, it can become so unbearably hot that a dip in a pool can seem like the only thing that would cool us down. Of course, the addition of a pool can seem costly, so you may wish to do your research and see whether it can add value to your home and whether it is a reasonable expense. For instance, it may be that you are the only one in your family who wants a pool, which could mean it as a waste. Plus, you will also need to consider the costs of keeping it warm and maintaining the water and tiles.
- Consider a Fountain
A fountain can be a great focal point for your garden, drawing attention to it and impressing anyone who steps foot into the back of your garden. It can also be a reasonably priced way to add value to your home. But for a fountain to be a worthwhile investment, you will need to ensure that it is added to your garden tastefully and does not reduce the overall appeal of your garden. Sometimes, homeowners will add a foundation which is too large. The best way to include a fountain is to learn how to create a focal point in your garden without it become too overwhelming.
- Add Colour
This may seem like an easy fix, but it is one that is often overlooked. You can add pops of colour through a variety of ways. For instance, do you have some fence panelling that could do with a fresh coat of paint? Perhaps you could include a few more colour flowers in the flower bed? The addition of a throw or colourful pillow on your garden furniture can also work wonders.
Do not neglect your garden this summer, and instead you need to ensure that it is ready for you to enjoy. There are many large projects that you could undergo to improve your garden such as including a new decking (which will also add value), but you can also do smaller things such as adding colour or a few more plants. Either way, make sure it is a place that you will enjoy spending time in.