Goodbye Christmas - Hello Summer!

Now that Christmas is out of the way, it’s officially time to start looking towards the Summer. It’ll be here before you know it, and what better way to get prepared than to get your garden ready for some warm, lazy days?

It’s been no big surprise that more and more people are investing their time and money into their garden space. It is becoming a hobby that isn’t left up to parents or grandparents anymore – our generation want to take control and transform these outside areas into somewhere stylish, comfortable and a place to impress their friends. There is a wealth of information accessible online about the basics of gardening; the surroundings need to be set perfectly to be able to put these tips into practise. Starting to get ready now will free up all of your time to enjoy what you’ve created.

So how do we go about that now? Increasingly, and especially with new properties, garden areas are shrinking and many don’t have grass. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have a lot to work with, as you can let your imagination run wild!
Start with the basics. Pick out a theme for your garden and try to stick to it as best as you can. Obviously there is room for some deviation, but the more you stick to it, the more you can see what you have to do and where you’re going with it.

Flowers and plants are the staples in any garden, and even if you don’t have much to work with, they can brighten up the dullest of spaces. Try and go for something funky and modern – succulents are a big trend that show no signs of stopping any time soon, are easy to look after and come in hundreds of different varieties - and house them in a beautiful pot or terrarium. Decorations for gardens are a huge hit, and you can even DIY to make it more personal to your tastes.

If you’re outside, especially on the night, you’re going to have a problem with lighting. To set the mood, outside candles are a huge hit for a relaxing ambience and there is a good range of outdoor lighting at  amonson outdoor LED lighting for a brighter and more modern look. You can nestle any strip lighting between plants and along flowerbeds to create a focal point or have your outdoor lighting pointing at a group of plants. It’s much cosier to point the main light slightly away from where you will be sitting with friends, as a bright light can sometimes be too intrusive.

The main feature of any garden is the seating. If you want to go really comfy-cosy, you could consider purchasing some outdoor beanbags for you and your friends to slouch on, which are great as they are made from weatherproof material (still consider them putting them in a dry place after usage, though!). Or you could go traditional and buy some good, sturdy and stylish outdoor furniture to really set the place up. Remember that no decorations can go to waste on tables and chairs – cushions, tablecloths, pretty lamps and vases will never look out of place!

Now is the time to get into gear to make your perfect outdoor getaway. After all, who wants to be putting in the hard work when the weather turns good?  

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