If you own a garden space, then it is a really good idea to get out there as much as you can as a family. Why? Because it has been proven that the more time you spend outdoors breathing in the fresh air and being surrounded by nature, the healthier and happier you are likely to be.
If you don’t spend a lot of time in the garden, perhaps because you do not feel comfortable doing so or because you have gotten into the habit of watching the TV in your free time instead, here are a few things that will help you to enjoy your garden more:
Create a comfortable space
One of the first things you will want to do is create a comfortable space for you and your family to sit. A patio is a good idea as it provides a solid foundation, but any space that can fit a few comfy chairs and a garden table will do.
Luxaflex® Awnings are a simple and affordable way to add exterior shading to your patio with lots of exciting style choices. Putting up an awning will ensure that you have access to shade on hot days, and it will also provide you with some shelter from the rain and other elements too, so it is definitely worth thinking about adding one of those too.
Plant a sensory garden
When your garden looks, smells and sounds amazing, you will naturally want to spend more time out there, which is why you should look into planting a sensory garden. How do you do that? By planting aromatic herbs and flowers like lavender and basil, and by adding water features, wind chimes and anything else you can think of that will tantalise each one of your senses.
If you often get bored in the garden, then one thing that can help the whole family to have fun out there is to attract wildlife that you can then watch going about its business. Hang bird feeders, put out nuts for the local squirrels and plant wildflowers to attract bees and butterflies and you will always have something to watch when you’re out in the garden.
Improve your privacy
It’s much easier to enjoy the garden when you aren’t constantly being looked at by your neighbours, no matter how nice they will be. Installing a large privacy fence is probably the best way to get the height you need to make your garden more private. However, if you do not have the time or money to make that happen, planting bamboo, privet or other shrubberies around the perimeter can give you a similar effect and ensure that only you and your loved ones can see what you’re doing out there in the garden every day.
As you can see, there are lots of pretty simple things you can do to start enjoying your garden more as a family. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start making your garden amazing.