You don’t have to be the kind of avid gardener that owns a core aerator, dethatching rake and is out mowing your lawn twice a day to keep the grass perfectly manicured to be able to say you love your garden. Not at all. The simple fact is, everyone who owns a little slice of the great outdoors cherishes that small hint of freedom, whether it is well kept or not.
It is the idea of enjoying the long sunshine-filled days, having barbeques in the late afternoon, having a beer on the deck after a hard day at work and watching the kids playing right the way up until bedtime.
That said, so many of us modest “garden lovers” wish we knew how to enjoy our gardens that little bit more. It may sound silly to say, but we do, which is why we have come up with a list of ways you can get more out of your backyard space come rain or shine.
Singing Songs Around The Campfire
Okay, so you don’t need to go all kumbaya to get that cosy feeling of being sat around a fire, but you do need to have a firepit. Hat way you will have a reason to get outside, even when there is a slight nip in the air. Construct something quaint and eye-catching out of rocks and slate, have plenty of firewood in storage, stock up on red wine and put a basket of thick blankets by your back door. Trust us, that garden of yours will be more welcoming than ever.
Looking Out At The World
Enjoying your garden more doesn’t have to mean pulling on two pairs of socks, long johns, wellies, a raincoat and feeling the air nip at any skin you left exposed. It could just mean enjoying the sights from inside your home. But instead of waiting until you have pots to scrub, what better way is there to do that than to add an aluminium conservatory to your home and turn into a snug. Close your eyes and imagine it for a moment; reclining in an L-shaped sofa with a cup of builder’s tea in your hand and the soft pitter-patter of raindrops on your glass roof as you gaze out at your quiet, drizzly garden. After all, it’s the little things in life.
Start Growing Unusual Greens
For those that have already started a veggie patch, the novelty of having food you’ve grown on your plate may have worn off. We’re hoping it hasn’t but we accept it might have. So, what you should do to revitalise your green-self is plant new things; plants herbs and veggies you’ve never grown before. Green globe artichokes, purple sprouting broccoli, alpine strawberries and crazy hot chilis. What you’ll find is your interest peaks again. You’ll want to see how they grow and how they taste, and that could lead to you planting new things with each season, enjoying your garden once again each time you do. Nothing tastes better than produce you’ve put your back into.