5 Garden Design Trends That Will Help Get Your Garden Ready For Summer


It is no secret that the glorious warmer weather is on its way. Something that so many of us celebrate here in the UK. After all, who knows when it is going to disappear again? With such unpredictable weather, the one thing that you will find up and down the UK is that people will get out in their garden and soak up every second of the lovely weather whilst they can.

The only trouble with this is that after a long and cold winter, our gardens might not be looking their best. So, what can we do? Do we have to resign ourselves to the fact that we might be stuck inside, wasting all that warm weather? We don’t think this has to be true. In fact, there are a variety of ways that you can make sure that your garden is ready for the Summer and best of all, they don’t have to take too much time, or money.


Create a social space with garden furniture 
Garden benches and other forms of garden furniture are really key to having a garden that is summer ready. This is because they create a social space, a place that you can relax and unwind in when the sun is shining. The great thing about this particular approach is that you don’t have to worry about spending out a fortune. Sometimes it is the simplest of furniture that can have the best impact. All you need is to have plenty of space to sit and make sure that it is comfy too.

Make it a wildlife haven
There might not be a better feeling than sitting out in the sun and watching the animals all around you, just going about their everyday business. The best way to make sure that you have plenty of wildlife to watch this Summer is to make your garden somewhat of a wildlife haven. There are a number of ways that you can do this. Bird baths are a great start as they will draw in the birds, as will bird feeders. You can also draw in the smallest creatures too, by building a bug hotel for them to come and stay at. It really does depend on how much space you have and the type of creatures that you are happy to attract.

Give your fence a bit of a colour boost
Over time, some of the parts of your garden are going to fade and look tired. This is particularly true for your fence, and if you have a tired and dreary looking fence, then this can bring the rest of the space down. Why not use the warmer weather as the perfect reason to get out there and paint your fence? It isn’t the easiest of work to do, and it is going to take your time. But with a simple lick of paint and a bit of effort, you will have a fence that is going to look simply perfect.

Create your own herb garden
There is something hugely satisfying about growing something. Particularly if that something is something that you can eat. We love the idea of combining edible gardening with a spot of garden design. The idea of creating a herb garden means that not only do you get the benefit of your own supply of herbs, but that your garden is going to have a splash of colour about it too. If that wasn’t enough, then it will also smell great too, which is going to make it even more tempting to get out there come the summer months.


Make it fun
If you have a family, then chances are that your garden has become a shared space that you all make an effort to enjoy together. This means that there really is no better way to make it entirely Summer friendly, then by making sure that the space is a whole lot of fun. Have some giant garden games, get them a trampoline or simply add in a goal post and a ball. Whatever your little one is into, the idea of having a garden is that the entire family has somewhere to go when the weather is fine.

No matter what you do with your garden space, make sure that you embrace the Summer months and get out there in the fresh air. There really is no better feeling than relaxing in the sunshine, surrounded by your beautiful garden.

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7 comments:

  1. Wonderful ideas - intending on creating an environment more suitable to wildlife this year

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  2. Create a social space with garden furniture :- Very appropriate and practical. Seems that consideration is needed such as space, sunny corner, shaded area, choice / options available, long term care of garden furniture, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Great ideas, our garden is a blank canvas as we have recently moved in, I can't wait to do it up this summer xxx

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  4. My garden is a right state at the moment my partner does naff all in it

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  5. A herb garden seems a nice and practical suggestion.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Make it Fun, sounds good. Having a variety of options for outdoors activities is worthwhile. Great use of garden space.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Worth thinking through :- Planning and arranging various areas of the garden. Some people like to barbecue in the garden in the summer. A tranquil spot / area for an avid book reader, etc. My Mum loved visiting friend, in the summer they would walk in the garden, rest and chat in the pagoda. They likely had afternoon tea in the pagoda.

    Rachel Craig

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