If there is one thing that we have learnt from the Coronavirus pandemic is just how much time people spent in their gardens last year. With nowhere to go but their gardens, people started to spend more time maintaining and decorating their outdoor living area. Which has been fantastic to see.
As I write this, the UK is currently in our 3rd, and hopefully the last lockdown we thought now would be a great time to give you some tips on how best to decorate your gardens for the coming spring and summer seasons.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Fence
Mirrors are an excellent decoration to have in a garden and have the ability to transform the space around you. A well-placed mirror can open your garden up, adding new dimensions and increasing the sense of space around you. This is especially handy if you have a small to medium-sized garden and really want to make it look as if you have that extra bit of space.
However, be careful where you place the mirror. We’d advise you not place the mirror anywhere the mirror will reflect drainpipes or air ducts into your line of sight. This won’t be the nicest thing to see when you’re trying to relax in the garden this coming summer.
We’d also like to advise that if you are lucky enough to live in a hotter part of the world like Spain or Greece we’d advise you not hang a mirror in your garden as this would be a major fire hazard.
Invest In a Greenhouse
Now depending on the size and the space that you have within your garden, investing in a greenhouse would be a great benefit to you and your family. With more and more people becoming aware and wanting to reduce their impact on the environment and reduce their own carbon footprint. A greenhouse is a great place to start.
Perhaps the most important benefit you’ll gain from your investment in a long growing period. Due to greenhouses being a controlled climate you’ll benefit from a prolonged period of growth after the season is up. If you get extra adventurous you could always look to grow fruit and vegetables from further afield. Fancy something more exotic? Due to the humid temperatures of a greenhouse, this is possible, so long as you understand the conditions that your plants need to grow.
Let There be Light
Most people love to sit out in their gardens well into the evenings during the summer season. Yet, even though the night gets lighter ultimately the sun will set leaving your garden in the dark. This can be changed with just a few lights here and there. Now when it comes to lighting you have two options. Solar or wired lighting.
Solar lighting draws its power from the sun and does not use any electricity. Fantastic right? Especially if you’re wanting to reduce your carbon footprint as we discussed earlier! However, there is a downside to solar-powered lighting and that is if you have any lights where the sun doesn’t quite get enough coverage they’ll either not power on due to not getting enough light, or they’ll flash on and off due to low power. Not an ideal solution when you’re trying to enjoy your garden late into the evenings.
Another option would be to have your garden lights wired in, this is perhaps the more ‘messy’ option. Depending on your garden you may have to have to dig part of your lawn to hide these messy wires! We’d always recommend you consult a qualified electrician for any work of this nature. But the results can be fantastic! Not to mention you won’t have to deal with any flickering lights!
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