Make The Most Of Your Garden This Summer

Andy Rutter from Steel and Glass Balustrades, steelandglassbalustrades.co.uk/, shares his thoughts on how to create a haven in your own back garden.

The kids have broken up from school and the sun is desperately trying to come out from behind a cloud. It must be British summertime. Here are a few simple tips that will transform your garden space into a relaxing and welcoming place to spend your time in, whatever the weather.

Flowers and Plant Pots

Even if you don’t have an area in your garden for soil or grass, you can still purchase a flower pot, add your favourite plant and have some colour in your garden in no time at all. Head down to your local garden centre to see the selection available and decide which you think will look best in your garden.

Outdoor Furniture

A table, chair, bench, swing, or any other piece of garden furniture can make a big difference to your garden. Not only does it give you a designated space to sit and relax, but it will encourage you to spend more time in the garden and add a new dynamic to the space. Eating al fresco is one of those treats that is good for the soul!

Lighting

Something as simple as lighting can make a huge difference to your garden, without breaking the bank. You don’t even need anything fancy, something as basic as waterproof fairy lights can make a big difference if you run them along a fence or around a door. Alternatively, if you have a table, add a candle pot and light it up as the sun goes down. A magical and wonderful atmosphere is created in no time at all!

Child-Friendly Garden

A garden without children is like a pot without a lid, but you want to make it safe for them so that you can relax. Here are a few ways to ensure that your garden is child-friendly:

 

  • A railing or balustrade can keep young children from falling off any elevated platforms. A glass balustrade in a garden means that you can see through to watch the children.
  • Make sure you don’t leave any tools or sharp equipment lying around for them to pick up.
  • If you have a pond, put some netting over it to prevent children from falling in, or close off that part of the garden to little ones.
  • Gardens are full of plants or berries which children may like to put in their mouth. Make sure there is nothing dangerous which they may find and like to eat!

 

Whatever you decide to do with your garden, it’s most important that you make it into a place that you want to spend your time in. With just a little effort, you’ll reap the rewards of a charming garden environment.


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