Creating the Perfect Summer Garden
What would make a perfect summer garden? I always envision a place to relax with stylish rattan furniture under a covered trellis and a mix of vibrant flowers and leafy plants. I always think a summer garden as being BBQ ready and having plenty of places to entertain. Of course, I wouldn’t know where to start when making my garden picture perfect and would probably look to hiring a landscaping company to help me create that perfect summer garden. Living in a flat we often find ourselves fantasising about our ideal garden space and as the evenings stay lighter and the days get warmer I find myself craving that outdoor space even more.
I love the idea of having a small covered corner with a hot tub. I imagine in the evenings with a glass of something chilled and enjoying the water. I’d also love to have a good sized space of artificial grass for the kids to play, a paddling pool and maybe even a few toys. We have a selection of wooden toys just waiting to be played in our perfect summer garden and I know just having the extra space that we are really craving would make such a difference to the summer holidays which already feel so long. Currently being pregnant having a lovely cold drink and keeping my toes in the cool water of a paddling pool is my idea of heaven!
A perfect summer garden, to me, is all about colour and I am very into tropical prints and flamingos right now. I think this type of design can really contribute to creating that exotic beach feel. I think adding these bright flashes of colour give the garden a summer feel. I also love the addition of fairy lights, particularly if they’re solar powered, making everything a bit more eco friendly and not having to switch them all on during the evening. Another great addition to the gardens is using citronella candles which prevent all those insects getting too close, particularly if you want to enjoy a family meal outside.
How would you want to transform your garden this summer?
*This is a collaborative post.