Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Transform your Garden this Spring...

Now that spring is here, you will most likely be thinking about spending more of your time outdoors. Indeed, there will plenty of opportunities to enjoy the milder temperatures and longer evenings now that the start of British Summer Time is just around the corner.
Naturally, your garden is sure to play a large part in this. After all, there are few things more enjoyable than an al fresco meal, an afternoon of games or an evening barbeque in the safe and leafy surrounds of your very own garden.
However, it is fair to say that many gardens don’t look as though they are quite ready to accommodate outdoor meals, games and barbeques at this time of year. To be sure, three or four months of wintry weather has a way of making even the most well cared for gardens look tired and dishevelled.
So, chances are; if you are looking to enjoy the benefits of your garden this spring and summer, you will most likely have to go out of your way to ensure it is fit for purpose. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to achieve as long as you are willing to put in a little bit of time, thought and effort.

Careful Planning

As with interior design projects, planning is of paramount importance when it comes to creating a garden to meet your needs. With this in mind, the first thing you should do is draw up an outline of the different landscaping areas you want to have in your garden. For instance, you may want to have a patio area just outside your back door so that you can enjoy barbeques on it with friends and family in the summer. Similarly, you may like the idea of having a decent fence to ensure you get plenty of privacy. Regardless of what your own particular desires might be, you should be able to turn them into reality with a little bit of careful planning.

Functional Features

It often helps to have one or two major features in your garden as these will help your garden to look inviting and be more functional. Indeed, a decent outdoor table and chairs set or a beautiful wooden bench can draw the eye and provide those enjoying the fresh air with a place to sit and relax. A metal–framed hammock or garden arbour seat can help to achieve the same thing whilst also delivering a little more in the way of decadence.

Finishing Touches

Once you have your garden landscaped to your requirements and resplendent with suitably functional features, you'll simply need to add a few finishing touches. For instance, you could install a few outside cigarette bins to keep fag butts off of your lovely new patio or hang some LED lights to help illuminate your al fresco meals.
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