5 Easy Ways to Get Your Garden Summer-Ready!
After what seems like the longest winter ever, we are just beginning to see glimpses of new green growth, blue skies and feel a hint of warmth in the air. The initial 'hurrah' felt at these things however is quickly replaced with a dread of what needs to be done to get your outdoor space 'summer-ready'...
This post will share 5 of our top tips to making sure that your garden/outside space fills you with a sense of pride, joy and excitement for the warm days to come!
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Adding a splash of colour to your outside space is a simple and yet extremely effective way of revitalising a tired space. If your garden bench is peeling and rusty, or your plant pots are covered in algae a quick and relatively cheap way of sprucing up is a quick lick of paint.
Pops of colour amongst your greenery can help draw the eye away from any other unsightly bits (that are going to get done...later!) and enhance the view from inside. No more closing the doors and drawing the blinds – your garden will be a viewpoint from inside as well as out.
Furniture isn't just for indoors! Your outdoor furniture can really help lend a theme to your garden and create a relaxing and attractive place to host guests and unwind.
It doesn't have to cost the earth to furnish your garden either, keep a look out in charity shops and online for cheap benches which you can then paint and customise at home – you could even co-ordinate your furniture with your bifold doors merging the outside with your home.
For most, our garden is visible from at least one of the prominent rooms in our home, such as the kitchen or living room. This is even more likely when your bifold doors face out from that particular room – you want the vast expanse of view you are exposing to be a pretty one, right?
The garden becomes a pretty grey place throughout winter, meaning that come spring the majority of us are desperate to inject some colour.
You can purchase inexpensive terracotta plant pots from most garden centres, in a variety of colours. These can really change a space – especially wall-mounted planters which can be filled with climbing plants to create a wall of colour.
That gate that doesn't fit on its hinges properly? The slide that the kids broke at the end of summer? Even the gutters that need cleaning out – do it!
Get it out of the way early in the year so that come summer your garden is yours to enjoy without nagging feeling of things you haven't done. This will help you achieve what we like to call 'home improvement peace of mind' and really enable you to love your view this summer.
My final point is more specific – but, summer is one of our busiest times of the year due to the simple fact that the warm weather and glorious sunshine (that England always gets...right?) makes people realise how much they want to open up their home to that extra light and outside space and have bifold doors installed.
Come and have a chat with us about your plans now, so that you can have the doors you want in time for summer.