If you have a big family, then you probably spend a fair bit of time in the garden. When it’s a nice day, it’s great to be able to sit outside relaxing or watching the kids having fun. If your garden needs a bit of an overhaul, it can be difficult deciding how best to transform it so that everyone in the family can reap the benefits. There are many things you can do with your garden depending on what you want and need from it. Here are 4 ways to create a garden the whole family can enjoy.
If you want your garden to have an area where you can relax and chill, look for a secluded spot that gets a bit of shade throughout the day. In terms of ways to make the area feel peaceful and calm, a water feature is a great choice. It has been proven that the natural sound of flowing water promotes a quieting of the mind and can be very soothing. From cascading planters to water spheres, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something you like. If your garden is small and space is an issue, have a look online for outdoor wall fountains. They will produce the same effect but won’t take up valuable floor space.
In terms of furniture, an egg chair might be right up your street. They are luxury chairs which suspend from a frame and are great if you want to chill, read a book or have a nap. If you are on a tighter budget, then why not consider getting a hammock. You can spend many a lazy summers day literally hanging around.
If you like entertaining, then a deck or patio area is a must. Composite decking is extremely popular these days due to it looking great but requiring little maintenance. It comes in many different colors and textures too, and so is worth considering.
Patio furniture comes in all shapes and sizes but try, where possible, to purchase something comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing. If you enjoy barbequing, it might be a wise idea to create a separate cooking area to keep smoke and smells away from your seating area.
Time to play
If you have kids, creating a space for them to play is a good idea and one you won’t regret. Children love being outdoors and can easily spend a whole day in the garden having fun. If your garden is big enough, climbing frames, swings and slides are usually a hit with children of any age. Trampolines come in various sizes depending on the age of your child. If you don’t particularly like the look of them, you can have one built right into the ground. All you need is a very big hole and someone that knows what they are doing! If you have younger children, sand and water tables are a great portable addition. Add some cartons, containers and small plastic toys to play with, and the kids will be entertained for hours.
Many people find gardening extremely therapeutic, which is why it’s a popular hobby with millions of people all around the world. If there is a keen gardener in your household, then they will no doubt want a fair bit of input into how things are laid out. From rockeries to raised beds, there are loads of different options that will not only feed their passion for days on end but will make your garden look beautiful. Flowers, trees, and shrubs can add natural yet stunning arrays of color to any garden.
If space isn’t an issue, and you like the idea of growing vegetables or herbs, think about creating an allotment area. Greenhouses should be located somewhere that gets a decent amount of sun. If you are a beginner, there are lots of things you can grow fairly easily. Potatoes, spring onion, and salad leaves are a great place to start as they require little maintenance. If you don’t have space for an allotment, you can still grow your own. Herbs like rosemary and thyme are really easy to tend to and will grow very well in most conditions. Salad leaves, spring onions and radishes can be grown in pots and are a good choice to get you started. In no time at all, you could be growing many different things which might save you lots of money in the process!