Summer is here, and so we are all spending as much time outside as possible. Well, those of us who love our gardens are, but what about the rest of us?
If you aren’t happy with the design of your outdoor space, it isn’t too late to change it. Yes, we might be halfway through summer, but there is still plenty of time. Plus, by revamping your outdoor space, when next summer comes, you will already have the perfect yard.
To help you transform your dull and dreary backyard into somewhere that you love, here’s what you need to do:
First things first, before you can do anything, you need to get some inspiration. Have a look at different garden designs online on Instagram and Pinterest and screenshot any that you like the look of. You can also use home and gardening magazines as inspiration, so make sure to have a flick through any that you have.
Once you have an idea of the type of garden you want and the styles that appeal to you, you can then start thinking about what you want to do. Draw out a blueprint of your garden and use that to work out what you want to do with the space that you have.
Decide what you want your garden to focus on
When it comes to deciding on the focus of your garden, there are so many things you could do. Ask yourself what it is that you want to use your garden mostly for - entertaining, for your children to play in or for relaxing in?
Think about what you want to use your garden for so that you know what design route to go down. If you decide that you want to use your garden for various things, you could always split it into zones. This is ideal if you have young children and want to create a play area for them as well as having an adult area within your garden.
Create an outdoor seating area
No matter what type of garden you want, you will need to have an area that includes seating. The type of seating you choose depends on whether you want to create a space for eating or just an area for relaxing in.
You can buy your garden furniture from a specialist site, or you could make it yourself. If you are good at DIY and like making things yourself, making your own garden furniture is a great idea. You can find plans online for building different types of furniture, on various sites. For instance, you can find Adirondack chair building plans online, along with other furniture.
Think about lighting
If you want your family to be able to use your garden at night, it’s a good idea to think about lighting. As well as having the option of electronic lighting, you could also get solar powered outdoor lighting.
To create a more casual backyard retreat, using candles and lanterns is ideal. These add a nice glow to the space, look great and are ideal for keeping the insects away.
To design the perfect garden retreat, all you need to do is follow the tips and ideas in this guide. By following the ideas in this guide, in no time at all, you will have a fantastic garden to relax in.