Due to the pandemic, everyone is realising that they have a lot more time on their hands being stuck inside. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get crafty and take on a DIY project or two. As part of this (and because the weather is so nice at the moment), you might be considering tackling the garden.
It’s the perfect time to transform your garden ready for summer. And although you most likely won’t have a house full of guests for some time, as the lockdown restrictions ease you may start to have a few. So where can you start with this? If you’re stuck for inspiration, here are 5 simple changes you can make that will refresh the look and feel of your outdoor space.
Revitalise Your Grass
Over the winter months, your grass takes a hit from all of the cold weather. But as it’s now starting to brighten up, you may want to pay attention to revitalising it. You can do this by purchasing grass feed and ensuring that it’s watered every day. But if the grass can’t be recovered, then you might want to invest in artificial grass. This astroturf guarantees that your lawn is looking fabulous throughout the year and requires little maintenance.
Before taking the leap and investing in a roll or two, however, it might be a good idea to request a sample to make sure that it’s the right choice for you. You can get this from sites such as (https://www.artificialgrassgroup.co.uk/free-artificial-grass-samples/)
Add a Bar
Ok, so this isn’t the most budget-friendly change you can make to your garden. But it is one that will prove a hit with both your family and friends throughout summer and beyond.
You can create your own extraordinary bar with the simplest of supplies. And once you have the structure in place, you’ll just have to stock it with your favourite drinks and snacks, along with some starter equipment.
Invest in Outdoor Furniture
In the long summer days, it’s lovely to have an outdoor area to relax in. Which is why it could be a wonderful choice to purchase outdoor furniture. This doesn’t have to be fancy – an outdoor set that you and your family can sit on in the afternoon/evening. Although at times the weather in this country can be touch and go, you’ll love to take advantage of this when it’s warm out.
Consider Building a Decking/Patio
If you’re wondering where you can put your outdoor furniture and BBQ, then you might want to consider building a decking or patio. Something that many people are undoubtedly doing during the lockdown, it will completely revitalise your garden just in time for summer. Although this may require specific equipment (i.e. a drill and angle grinder) and thorough preparation, the pay off can be invaluable.
Ok, so this might be an obvious one. But by planting a variety of different plants and flowers throughout your garden you’ll notice a difference straight away. A great way of creating a picturesque and welcoming area, it’s something that you can try your hand at throughout not only the summer but every month of the year!
So, there you go! Those are 5 simple ways that you can transform your garden this summer. What change you make, of course, is up to you. But whichever you decide to do your garden will be revitalised and refreshed in no time at all – ready for you to enjoy!Love Lilla xx