No matter how much or how little outside space you have, we all want to make the most of it. If you are lucky enough to have some space outdoors, it’s important you can utilize it in the way you want. Planning a new garden takes time and takes a good budget too. There are plenty of jobs you can take on yourself, but you may have some grand design ideas after reading this!
For me, eating al fresco or outdoors makes the meal that much more enjoyable. Don’t you always hate it when the sun suddenly ducks behind the clouds, and you’re suddenly in a cloud of drizzle? I’ve found that installing a roof covered patio is the best way to get a good meal outdoors even if the weather is changeable. Because it isn’t walled in you can make the most of a patio heater, and still cook a barbecue out there too.
Some of the best patio designs include a roof cover. You can usually keep all your patio furniture and dining sets out most of the year with no fear of weathering. The kids can still play on their scooter or play ball too. If you can find a reputable patio builder in your area, talk about the different designs you may be interested in. If you know how you want to use the space, you can design what you need more easily.
Some gardens are big enough for you to install a pool. You don’t need it to be Olympic sized to get a good workout. Best of all, the kids can have supervised fun while keeping active. A good cover keeps the worst of the leaves and debris out. Pool cleaning requires the use of chemicals that should be kept out of the reach of the kids at all times. You should also consider a lockable perimeter fence and gate so no accidents can occur.
Gardens are about enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. It’s important you have a mixture of areas. Some will need to be in the shade, and others might be more open. It can be hard to maintain a good lawn area, but a decking area provides a great place to lounge around and play. If you’ve got the tools, and you’re quite handy at DIY carpentry, you might be able to set your deck yourself. A gazebo can then be placed at one end to provide a shady seated area.
If you fancy yourself as self-sufficient, you might be able to use some of your outdoor space to grow your own food. Not all climates are ideal, so check you’ll be able to have enough water for the area. Containers can be easier than trying to dig into your garden earth.
With a range of different areas to enjoy, your outside space could be perfect for all the family. Artificial grass has become very popular if you do enjoy a lawn, but it’s not a practical option. Quality dining sets and seating can bring you comfort and space to extend your home. Enjoy your garden this season.