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How to create a garden that you can relax in

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Since last year a lot of us have been spending a lot more time in our gardens and I don’t think that’s going to stop any time soon. If the sun decides to stick around for more than a couple of days I think we will be in for a really nice summer this year. You might be thinking about doing some work on your own garden this year and if you are, here are some ideas for how to create a garden that you can relax in.

Create a seating area

After a long day, no matter what that might be doing, you will probably want to come home and sit down and relax. Sometimes that can be hard if you’re inside the house because there’s always something to be done. Find a quiet, cosy area of your garden and add in some luxury rattan furniture. You’ll be able to sit in the garden on an evening, put your feet up and maybe have a glass of wine or read a book.

Fairy lights

No one wants to sit outside in the dark but you also won’t want to sit with really bright lights in your face. There are lots of options for garden fairy lights and lots of ways that you can use them. You could add them to a pergola or maybe along your fence and gate. Your garden will look magical all lit up.

Tidy up

This one may be a little more work before you get to relax but no one wants to sit around in a messy garden. If the kids have been outside all day there will probably be toys everywhere. I know I wouldn’t be able to relax with them all over the place so spend 5 or 10 minutes putting everything away before you put your feet up.

Choose the right plants

If you are green fingered then you probably have either a favourite plant or flower. The space that you’re creating should be somewhere and something you can enjoy. Surround yourself with beautiful flowers and scents that you like. You could also choose plants to reduce stress like lavender, chamomile or peppermint.

Add a water feature

Water can be one of the most relaxing sounds in a garden. There are many different ways that you can add water into the garden such as fountains, ponds or even a bird bath. While you’re sat in your garden, the sounds of trickling water can really help you to switch off and relax and of course, they can look really beautiful as well.

Do you spend a lot of time in your garden? What have you done to make it more relaxing?

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