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Let’s face it, the garden can often be an area of your home that gets the least amount of attention. It might be because it is only certain points of the year that you want to be out there. Now that spring has sprung, your thoughts might be more focused on your garden and less on the interiors of your home. So how can you make the garden a usable space ready for when the warm weather graces its presence?
The garden can be an extension of your home and whether you have children wanting to get outside or you just want to enjoy the fresh air and peace that comes from your garden, it can be a space that you take advantage of. After all, having outdoor space is a privilege. So here are some of the ways that you can make your garden a usable space in time for summer.
5 Ways to make your garden a usable space this year
Give the garden a basic tidy up
One of the first things that you can consider doing is thinking about tidying up the garden. This is a basic thing, but it can be a great way to enable you to see exactly what space you have to work with. Initially, after the winter the garden can be full of debris. Sticks and leaves from the winter months, even things that you left out there before the weather turned bad, such as children’s playthings or old furniture.
Give the whole space a complete tidy-up, get rid of unwanted things, clean up things you want to keep, and then see what it is you have to work with. Doing this alone could be just enough to get you back outside in the garden.
Invest in some new pieces
The next thing to think about would be to decide on exactly what you want in your new garden space. This could be a new sofa and chair set up, or a new table and chairs combination to eat outside. Some people find standard garden furniture a little more rigid and formal. Having to sit more upright in a chair can feel less relaxing. So a wonderful option to consider would be outdoor bean bags. Imagine sinking into something comfortable, with a drink in one hand, a book in the other, and the sun shining down. Any sort of addition like this could be a game-changer.
The difference this could make to your garden is worthwhile. It could give you the chance to spend more time with the family outside and enjoy the great summer that we can have.
Cut the grass and weed the flowerbeds
Many garden areas have grass and flower beds that might need dealing with. The grass itself can cover a huge surface area, so it may be time to cut and trim it down so that it looks neat and tidy. You might also want to look at putting down some grass seed so that it can be full of life by the time the summer comes. Another investment might be artificial grass which could make the garden a usable space for longer.
The next thing to think about would be the flowerbeds. They may have been inundated with weeds and this could be causing problems. Take some time to get rid of them and then you will see an instant difference in your garden and how it looks.
You might also want to think about some outside storage for your garden. It may sound like such a small detail, but it could make a big difference to how tidy your garden looks day-to-day. An outside shed or storage box gives you a place for cushions and bean bags, outdoor furniture, and garden tools. The tidier your garden looks, the more inviting it will be to spend some time in there.
Create a patio or separate space for entertaining
Finally, you may want to take some time to consider creating a patio as a separate space for entertaining. It could be the simplest of things, but it can make a big difference to how your garden looks. You could create a patio with concrete slabs, or a decking area can also work well. It could be positioned directly outside your door or you could create another separate area in a corner of the garden. Patio and deck areas are great ways to create zones for different uses in your outside space. This could work well for any new furniture that you invest in.
Let’s hope this has given you some ideas on how you can make your garden a usable space this year.