Additions to Make to your Garden for Summer
If you are up for it and truly motivated to have a wondrous time in your garden come summer, the number of tasks and things you can do or add to your garden to get it summer ready are plentiful.
Among other things, making the following additions to your garden for summer will lead to a fun and memorable summer-garden experience for you, your family, and friends:
#: Plant summer blooming flowers/plants
Summer and a splash of colour go well together, like ice cream and sprinkles. To make your garden summer-ready, somewhere where family and friends can spend time together creating memories, you must show initiative early by planting summer blooming perennials.
Planting flowers such as the Hardy Hibiscus, Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Lavender, Shasta daisy, Coreopsis, and other summer blooming flowers will ensure that come summer, your garden shall have an enticingly inviting shade of flowers.
The great thing about using flowers (and other summer blooming plants) to get your English garden or backyard summer ready is that they don’t take up too much space or work; you can even plant your flowers or plants as part of your garden border or hedge. Additionally, if you plant hardy flowers and plants, they will require very little upkeep work.
#: Install a water feature
Installing a landscaped water feature can significantly improve your garden’s aesthetics.
In addition to opening up your garden space and making it much more visually appealing, a water feature such as a reflecting pool, waterfall, a fountain, a stream, or an ornamental fishpond has many health benefits such as improved wellbeing and reduced stress. In Feng Shui teachings, running water is a channel for wealth, which means that in addition to raising your property value, maybe installing a small waterfall or ornamental stream could make you rich too!
#Install a gazebo
If you have a large enough garden, get your garden summer ready by installing a gazebo. A pop up gazebo has so many uses and can be an invaluable addition to your garden, and you can use it for various ends depending on where you have installed it. For example, if your gazebo is facing the warmth of the morning sun, you can use it as a place to sit, relax, and have your relaxing morning cup of tea as you soak up your share of Vitamin D and read your favourite book/column/blog.
If your yard has a pool, water feature, hot tub or outdoor Jacuzzi, a gazebo will be an invaluable addition that enhances the garden and can act as a changing/dressing room for those starry night.
Like a water feature, a gazebo has a plethora of benefits. For instance, above making your garden elegant and visually appealing, a gazebo can be a health/meditative spot—meditation has tons of health and wellbeing benefits. Moreover, it can act as your garden’s social centrepiece, a place where family and friends can sit, relax, wind down, and share beautiful experiences and memories.
#: Get your garden entertaining ready
Is there anything better than a summer barbecue? NO! You can get your garden ready for as many summer barbecues as you want by installing features such as a barbecue grill, hanging lights, illuminated walkways, and various forms of outdoor seating such as palate or lounging garden seats.
There really is no end to the number of things you can do to make your garden ready for entertaining in the summer. The key tip here is to do what feels right to you. After all, your garden is your haven and you should therefore make it your own.
When the warmth and radiance of the summer sun rolls in, the best thing to do is to head to your garden for some relaxed, good times with family and friends; with these additions as part of your garden, rest assured, your summer shall radiate fun and memorable family/friends experiences.