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As the weather has gotten warmer, many people have taken to their gardens to enjoy the sunshine. But is your garden as good as it can be? Here are some ideas to make your garden the best place to relax.
What is the space for?
Before you do anything, you might need to ask yourself what you plan on doing in your garden? Will you be entertaining? Is there a place for your kids to play in? Do you have a dog or are you planning on getting one? These are things you will need to work out first. Maybe you don’t plan on doing any of this, or you want to do all of it. Once you know what you will be doing with the area, you can plan out how best to use it.
Invest in Green
One of the things that is lacking in many people’s gardens is the plants. A lot of people don’t like buying them because they think they will need a lot of care or they will kill them. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy to care for plants that will enhance the look of your garden. Ask the staff at your local garden centre for ideas on what to plant, especially if you are a novice gardener. There are plenty of apps and websites to help with plant care. And if you are feeling brave, you could try your hand at growing your own vegetables.
Shelter in place
Adding an extra room to your home has become a popular choice for homeowners. Outside bars and cooking areas are all the rage, but what if you want something simple? Investing in a canopy from ShelterLogic can give your garden some shade in the summer but can easily collapse when the weather starts to turn. However, if you do think a permanent feature is what you want, you may need to speak to a builder to ensure your new space is safe.
Add some tech
Just because the garden is outside, doesn’t mean you can’t add some tech. There is a surprising amount of tech gear available for your garden that will enhance your outdoor experience. This can be anything from outdoor speakers to high tech hot tubs. Even gardening tools are getting a high-tech upgrade. Don’t be afraid to look around and see what is available, you never know what gadget you will discover.
Grass or no grass?
Mowing the lawn is one of those things that you will either love or loathe. Some people take great pride in their lawns, and others hate the idea of using a lawnmower. If you fall into the lawn lover category, then you will do everything you can to make your grass green. However, if you think the grass is not for you, you may need to consider the other options. Artificial grass or patios can be an excellent alternative to having a lawn. And just because you have a lawn, doesn’t mean that you can’t have flowers and plants in large tubs.