Summer is here and it’s time to make the most of our outdoor space. If you want to really enjoy the sunshine and nice weather this season, one of the first things you might want to think about is renovating your garden.
No matter how big or small, your garden can be a fantastic place to socialise and relax in summer 2021. But is it ready for get-togethers and peaceful days enjoying the sun yet? If you think your garden could do with a quick makeover, check out the top tips for your garden renovation.
Invest in garden furniture
If you’re looking forward to inviting your friends to a garden get-together for the afternoon, you need to make sure you have plenty of comfortable places to sit. Quality garden furniture that looks fantastic, such as wicker patio chairs and corner dining sets, can add some serious style to your garden and make hosting barbecues a breeze.
Add a splash of colour
From potted plants that flower in a variety of shades to painted fences and bright cushions, there are lots of ways to enhance your outdoor space with colour. If you have time, try planting colourful flowers in any gaps you have around your lawn border and keep an eye out for colourful accessories you might use outside like pitchers, plastic cutlery and plates.
Let there be light!
There is so much variety when it comes to outdoor lighting today. From small and subtle fairy lights to bigger styles that can illuminate your entire garden with the flick of a switch. Making sure you have enough quality lighting means that your guests and family won’t have to head inside once the sun sets, which means more time to enjoy your renovated garden.
What about a water feature?
You don’t have to spend a fortune to install a stunning water feature in your garden and these make a massive difference to the atmosphere of your outdoor space, too. If you like, why not consider a small pond and buying a few koi fish to give your garden a touch of something special?
If you want to be thrifty, try asking your neighbour if they’d like to trade some of their plants and flowers for yours. That way, both gardens offer more diversity and colour. Plus, you get to save the money you’d have spent buying these plants to invest in other renovation ideas.
Sunbathing is a popular pursuit in the garden. However, what do you do on those hot days when there’s no shade and you want to stay cool? A shade sail that goes above your patio is cheap to buy and great ways to quickly offer your family and guests a place to stay cool and keep enjoying the garden during the summer.
Have a lot of things lying around in your garden? Tuck them away from view and you’re halfway there when it comes to the perfect garden renovation! From larger sheds that can hold tools and lawnmowers, to smaller storage outdoor boxes that can keep your cushions and watering cans out of sight, there’s a massive range available. You can also put up some garden shelves to elevate your potted plants and really show them off to your guests.
This is the perfect time to make your garden perfect. Good luck with the renovation!