If your garden is looking a little unloved, it might be time to overhaul your outdoor space. Rather than being tempted to close the blinds and pretending it doesn’t exist, take the steps to create a stunning, practical exterior design you’re proud to call your own.
If you are unsure of how to get started, you should start with the basics. Here are five features all gardens should have.
- Garden Furniture
The best part of summer is heading out into your garden to relax, socialise and make the most of the sunny weather, which can often feel hard to come by in the UK. To create a space that’s perfect for unwinding and entertaining, invest in high-quality garden furniture.
It will provide a spot to sit when reading a book or enjoying a hot cup of tea. What’s more, it will ensure your guests will have plenty of places to sit during a summer BBQ or garden party.
- A Focal Point
To create an impressive garden your guests will love, you must incorporate a beautiful focal point into your exterior design. For example, you could build a pond, which can be filled with koi fish or can provide a habitat for wildlife. To get started, you’ll need the following items:
- OASE pond pumps
- Pond liner
Not only will it draw the eye of your guests and neighbours, but it will add a touch of tranquillity into your exterior design, which will make you want to spend more time in the outdoors.
Many people head back indoors once the sun goes down. To make the most of your garden, you should incorporate lighting into your exterior design. For example, you could:
- Hang LED lighting
- Install deck lights
- Add outdoor wall lights
- Use garden lanterns
- Burn candles
The inviting glow will make you want to spend more time in your garden every evening, and will provide the perfect, cosy spot to spend quality time with your loved ones.
- A Heat Source
Of course, if you want to spend more time in your garden during the evening or on a cold day, you’ll need to remain warm. Every garden should therefore have a heating system, which will allow you to enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space when temperatures drop.
For example, you could invest in:
- An electric patio heater
- Fire pit
- Gas patio heaters
- A hanging electric halogen patio heater
- Electric parasol infrared heater
It will ensure you and your loved ones remain warm and cosy during a chilly evening.
While your garden should serve as a private, relaxing space, nosy neighbours might be tempted to peek into your exterior from time to time. Thankfully, there are actions you can take to prevent people from peering into your outdoor area.
For example, you could plant trees or shrubs into your garden, or you could install a pergola or a fixed roof canopy to enjoy a private conversation with your loved ones.