When the sun is out, there is nothing better than relaxing in the garden either with friends or just with a good book. Fresh air, beautiful natural surroundings and the warm summer sun; the garden is the best area for socialising during summer.
Regardless of the space you have to work with, there are always ways to make your backyard and attractive space and this can enhance your lifestyle, as well as boost the look of your entire home. Here are a few tips for getting your garden ready for summer parties or simply for chilling out.
Sprucing the Garden
Firstly, it is important to tidy up the area and get it looking its best. This could include trimming the grass, weeding, trimming the hedges and picking up any foliage that has fallen onto the lawn. Additionally, you may want to replace or repaint your perimeter fences and any gates, as these often look worn and ragged after winter. This can have an enormous impact on how your garden both looks and feels.
To inject life and colour into your garden, it is then worth investing in a range of new plants and flowers. If you are looking to attract wildlife to your garden, there are certain types that you can choose.
Much like the interior of your home, a great way to personalise your garden is with decoration. Ornaments, candles, fairy lights and ribbon from any trees are just a few ways to do this. For more brilliant ideas which can transform your garden, there are many resources online for decorating your garden or you can contact a garden designer to help you make decoration choices that will suit your dream garden concept.
With the garden looking fantastic, you will then need a social area so that you can entertain guests or simply have somewhere to relax. A large garden table is an important investment, as this enables you to have several guests over and you can put food, drinks and anything else down whilst outdoors. You will also want comfortable yet stylish garden chairs to add some personality, with places like Cox & Cox carrying a wide range of suitable chairs and stools.
Your garden will now almost be ready to host fantastic summer parties. For finishing touches, you might want to consider a BBQ, lawn games, outdoor lighting and a few cushions and blankets on the grass. You will now have a garden which is perfect for hosting parties, or simply for spending long summer evenings in.