Preparing Your Home For Perfect Summer Evenings

Rejoice, everyone, because winter is officially over! I say officially because as we know, those snowy showers can occur anywhere up to late May. But according to the seasons, we are now technically in spring so let’s go with it. Spring is the perfect time to start preparing your garden for summer and thinking about the changes you can make. This year I’ve decided to make my garden the perfect place for evening meals, a play area for nieces and nephews and a beautiful spot for relaxation. So, how can you achieve all these desires in your garden? Oh don’t worry, I’ve got some big ideas.

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Wine And Dining Area

If you want a lovely dinner feast in your garden this summer or spring, you need a great place to sit. You’re also going to need some stunning furniture, but we’ll get to that a little further down. For now, we need to lay the groundwork, literally.

You want to think about creating the perfect place in your garden for a collection of chairs and perhaps even an outdoor coffee table. Or, as I like to call it, cocktail table! To do this, you need a solid area of ground because you don’t want to set this area up on the grass for two reasons. First, it will ruin the grass, and second, any furniture you use will end up a muddy mess. Instead, you can lay down some timber decking that looks visually stunning. It’s also going to be a great little-elevated space in your garden.

You can complete this section by adding a little canopy overhead. This will protect any furniture from bad weather and keep your timber decking nice and dry.

Beautiful Furniture

We’re long past the days where buying garden furniture meant getting plastic chairs and wicker tables. Now, you can get garden furniture that is just as stylish as the leather sofas you might have in your living room. You can have a look at these online right now because you’ll probably find that they are actually on sale! After all, we’re not in the summer season just yet. Usually, the furniture is quite minimalistic and contemporary. But you can probably get sofas and chairs to match any type of aesthetic you are creating in your yard.

If you want to really treat yourself, think about purchasing a swinging chair. These chairs can be found at virtually any home depot store, and the swinging movement creates a relaxing sensation. You’ll love lying back on one of these as a summer breeze sweeps across the grass.


Fun For The Kids

Okay, it’s not just about making sure the garden is enjoyable for you. You want your nieces and nephews to love it too, and there’s lots of fun garden treats for them. For instance, you can purchase a slip n slide. It’s basically just a thin sheet of plastic that you put washing liquid and water down. Make sure you set it up somewhere that they won’t crash into anything and they’ll find it great fun. Or, if you really want to spoil them you can buy a full-size trampoline. Spring trampolines will give a higher bounce compared with elastic, but they can be more dangerous.

I hope you have fun using some of these ideas to improve your own garden for yourself or the kids!

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About Kim

Wife to Tom, First time Mummy to Little Boy Freddie and Auntie to 4 Boys & 1 Girl.

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