Are you finding yourself spending a lot of time indoors recently? Of course, with the pandemic we all had to stay inside, but even now it can be tricky to find time to get out. You’ve got a hectic schedule to follow and spending time in the sun and fresh air just doesn’t fit in. But if you have an outdoor space that you’re not utilizing, why not convert it into the beautiful garden it has all the potential to be? When you have a garden, you will always have a place to go to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. Even if it's just for 5 minutes at a time. Let me give you some tips on how to create the perfect garden space.
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Build a Space for Everyone
If you want to encourage your household to spend more time outside, you need to build a garden that caters to all. If your partner wants to have more garden parties, installing something like a pizza oven or outside bar will work wonders. If you have kids who get bored easily, a treehouse project could be the best thing they’ve ever experienced! And having some outdoor games available to play will give you all something to do, which is good for your budget.
Get Some Comfy Furniture to Sit on
Your garden should be a place where you’re able to spend time comfortably without having to stand around or sit on the ground all the time. You need some soft and comfy garden furniture to give you somewhere to kick back and relax. And it's a good idea to have some extra chairs so you'll have space to entertain guests. Keep your furniture in a place that’s covered, easy to reach and store when not in use. Or set up a patio using some paving slabs or pouring concrete.
Maintain Once a Week
After going through all the trouble to create your outdoor space, it's important to maintain it. You should make time to maintain your garden once a week to keep it nice. This includes trimming hedges, pulling weeds and making sure there’s no litter scattered around to ruin the beauty of the scenery. It’s much easier to follow a routine of caring for your garden space every 7 days than it is to wait for everything to pile up and become a mess. Especially during the cold and wet seasons.
Don’t let your garden become an unkempt disaster area, and don’t give yourself an overwhelming amount of work to do during the summer. Make sure you have the right tools on hand, double check the fencing and then bask in the glory of a well kept garden that will be used and enjoyed.
You can nurture a love of the outdoors in yourself and your family by encouraging the use of an inviting garden space. If you don’t have time to go for a walk or to spend an hour in the park, a beautiful, well groomed garden space is the perfect alternative. You may even find that you prefer it!
This is a contributed post.
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