The first taste of sun this year has had everyone heading to their local garden centres and DIY stores ready to throw lavish garden parties this summer, to celebrate the end of lockdown. If you want to enjoy your summer in style why not level up from your biannual lawn care efforts, and token new plant for the patio
Create and Indoor/ Outdoor Living Room
Blurring the lines between inside and outside is becoming a huge trend for 2021. Whether that comes in the shape of an outdoor cooking area, a cosy outside cinema with bean bags, corner sofa and projectors, or a wellness space with a water fountain is up to you.
Whatever you want your garden to be suitable for, it makes sense to make the most of the space as best you can.
Grow Grow Grow
We are all becoming more aware of our carbon footprint and how far our food has travelled, so it is no surprise that more and more people are turning to their back gardens for fruit and veg. There are many vegetables, salads and herbs that will grow easily in English gardens. Even small spaces such as wall planters and patio containers will offer you enough room to grow a fair selection.
It is important to find the right area in your garden . It doesn’t have to be a huge space but you need an area that has a good amount of sunlight. After a bit of weed control and gentle prep you will be ready to select your seeds and grow your 5 a day.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a sprawling country garden, some of us have a small balcony, patio or shared courtyard. But that doesn’t mean we can’t test out our green thumb. Plants will grow in containers of all shapes and sizes, and an abundance of greenery can lure you into thinking you’re deep in the countryside, not on a high rise balcony in the middle of the city. Having a small amount of outside space can actually be a blessing in disguise, you get to do the fun part of buying and watering plants, without the chore of lawn care and weed control.