make the most of your Summer garden
29th July 2019
If you're enjoying the warm weather, you'll love these Summer garden ideas.
One of the best things about Summer is being able to spend more time out in the garden. Whether you’ve got a large expanse of lawn, a small oasis or a compact courtyard, here are some ideas to help you enjoy Summer living...
Paint furniture in bright colours
If your garden furniture is looking a little worse for wear after a harsh winter outside or piled high in the shed, don’t throw it away — instead, give it a new lease of life by making a statement with bright, bold, block colours.
If you prefer the natural look, complement the surroundings with soft, natural shades.
Make a small space fabulous
You don't need a huge garden to design a stunning outdoor space. A few creative planters, patio decorations and foldable furniture will make your small yard or garden fit for Summer.
Bring your outdoor space alive after dark. Layer your lights to frame your area and introduce a warm glow. Hang festoon lights and Chinese lanterns high, place garden lanterns on the floor and wrap fairy lights around your trellis and trees.
Make it comfy
Think carefully about seating and include comfy, inviting options, such as floor cushions, loungers or hammocks. For the ultimate in garden relaxation, or if you want to extend your outdoor living into something special, a sofa or sofa set would be a great investment.
Then sink back, relax and enjoy any good weather while it lasts.
Get into the spirit of summer
Summer means it is time to take our social lives outside for the season of alfresco dining.
For a stylish outdoor dinner party, you simply need to make all of the same considerations as you would an indoor event and just take the party outside. Seasonal table decorations and centrepieces such as wildflower blooms, fruit or foliage which will enhance the garden feel. Make sure you provide enough illumination for your guests to still be able to clearly see their food!
Doing it for the kids
When it comes to designing the perfect playhouse, skip the mini wooden cottages and try out a tepee. They can be used indoors or outdoors, are ridiculously easy to put up and move around, and won't cost you a fortune.
While the sun’s welcome appearance might be enough to coax the kids outside, working out how to keep them occupied outdoors can be tricky. If you’re looking for an outdoor game that will be enjoyed by young and old alike, stick to the classic garden games, such as Swing Ball, giant chess and Rounders.