If you’re one of the millions of people currently sick of the seasonal depression that comes with the colder days, you’re probably already looking forward to the warmer days of the summer. Getting back to nature, seeing the sun for more than half an hour during your lunch break, boarding planes to anywhere far, far away.
Well, to add to the fantasy, you might want to take another look at your garden. It can be a great place to hang out in the long summer evenings with either your friends, or even a good book. Lifestyle blogs can never stop talking about the mental health benefits of nature, so the simplest way to ensure you get enough nature is to make your garden somewhere you want to spend all your time.
If you’re looking for ideas to make your garden a haven, take a look at our guide.
Clean Your Patio
Did that dark wood mahogany patio come with the house? It’s a nice addition but isn’t it looking more like a sad grey than a rich mahogany these days? The rain, the wind and the surrounding earth will have done its damage on the patio, leaving it moss-covered and stained grey.
You can scrub all you want, but you won’t make much of a dent. What that patio needs is a power wash. Power washing the wood will shift that extremely stubborn stains until you get a shock: the mahogany wood was actually birch!
With a clean patio done in minutes, you will have a gorgeous foundation to add whatever extra garden products you want. Maybe you’d like a nice table to share a meal over or a squishy chair to read your book in. From there, it’s up to you.
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Install A Firepit
Firepits are a great way excuse to have everyone around. In the cold British climate, even in summer, they kind of become a necessity to spend time outside – along with a reliably snuggly blanket.
With a firepit nearby, everyone can gather round and exchange stories around the fire, be them nostalgic or scary. Marshmallows not included, I’m afraid.
Plus, firepits come in a range of styles. You can have an open flame or a contained stove and show your love of modern simplicity or old-fashioned ornate, depending on your taste. Add a few squishy chairs nearby and you’ll have a cosy place to share some time in the sun.
Add A Bar
What could make that get together better than a decent drink? And the good thing is, adding a bar to your garden can be as grand or a simple as you like.
You can find a stylish trolley in the shops which you can load up with bottles and glasses, or you can go the full shebang and have a carpenter create a bar, roof, and seating. Add a keg and a few taps, a fridge or cooler and some neon signage and you will have the hottest spot in town.