After the long English winter, many of us are itching to spend some time outside. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the great outdoors. Simply spending time in your own backyard can improve your mental and physical health, helping to lower blood pressure, improve memory, and even treat anxiety and depression. Here, we go over how you can make the most of your garden this summer.
Before beautifying your outdoor space, a good and thorough clean up job is a must to get rid of any any unsightly or potentially dangerous items in your backyard. Clear out rooftop blockages, toss warped or damaged furniture, and get rid of any dead plants to start with. Next, if you have a pool, scrub it out to get rid of mold and mildew. Replace any damaged plants and turf and make sure that everything is in its proper place before decorating.
Transform Your Patio
While walking barefoot in the grass may be one of the simple pleasures of summer, which can open us up to pests, parasites, and irritants. A patio setup can help you to enjoy your outdoor space safely during the summer, giving you a spot where you can spend time with the family, impress the neighbours, or simply relax outdoors. Summer is the perfect time to install a patio setup complete with furniture such as chairs and dining tables. If you plan on cooking outdoors, you may want to install a grill or fire pit as well.
Add Some Shade
Regardless of your patio setup, you can’t safely enjoy your yard without proper protection. Though the sun doesn’t seem to come out often, it can cause irreparable damage to your skin when it does. Without shade or sunscreen of at least SPF 30, you risk premature wrinkles, discolouration, and even cancer. If you plan on spending time in your garden this summer, you should make sure you have a setup that includes shade. You can add an arbour or pergola for an aesthetically pleasing look, or you can simply resort to a patio cover or umbrella.
Grow Seasonal Plants
Many plants prefer to grow in the warmer months, making it the perfect time to add some colour to your yard. If you’re looking for a new look, you can plant summer flowers that do well for your climate in your yard or stick them in planter boxes. Doing this makes it easier to bring sensitive annuals and perennials inside when frost starts to become a problem. Some of the most popular summer plants include:
This summer, reimagine your yard and create an outdoor space of which you can be proud. You can get in touch with nature simply by stepping out your front door. Patios, shade, and seasonal plants are all great ways to embrace the summer months in your own backyard.