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Our longer days are starting to come back, which means before we know it, summer will be just around the corner. And this means barbeques out in the garden, lying on a lounger, soaking up all the sun, while sipping on a delicious homemade cocktail. Sounds good right? But before all that fun stuff happens, you need to make sure you have the right environment to do all that. So if you’re now currently looking through your window, out into your garden, and it looks a miserable mess – get moving. There are plenty of ways to give it that essential makeover that’ll bring it all back to life again.
Tame the jungle
If your garden is rather overgrown and covered in weeds that are consuming the area, don’t worry, all you need to do is remove them, and the best way to do this is by hand. Depending on how much you have to deal with, will determine how long it takes, but put on some garden gloves and get pulling. Remember to do it from the root to slow down the process of them coming back. While you’re there, if there are any plants that are dead and just hanging, get your secateurs and cut off the heads at a vertical angle. This will ensure that when it’s the right time, they will grow back stronger than ever.
If you’re looking for more of a dramatic change, and have a lot of space to play in your garden, why not consider investing in a James Oliver conservatory? There are so many different styles that you can work into your overall look, and provide some shelter if you want to feel outdoors, but the weather is a little chilly, or the heavens have opened. Plus this will increase the value of your home too. Conservatories are great for throwing parties in the summer because it gives your guests another place to reside in. You could even build your own bar inside of it if you’re feeling super fancy.
Make it stimulating
If you don’t have much colour in your garden, why not plant some flowers? Gardens work when they manage to stimulate your senses, and plants and flowers are a great way of doing that. Visually you have pops of beautiful colours; shades of pinks, purples, blues, oranges, yellows, whites, etc. But then you also have the scent that follows. Every time the wind blows, or your hand skims past them; they’ll release a divine smell that makes you feel as though you’re in paradise. And when you’re able to create that kind of vibe yourself, through mother nature, you’ll never want to leave. And you don’t have to – because it’s your garden.
Now you have some basic ideas, get to work. It can be a major change, or a minor one – it’s entirely up to you. But you don’t have long until the summer creeps up on you, so start planning ahead now.