Summertime is the season of unlimited possibilities—there is always something to do, someone to share it with, and beautiful weather to top it all off. And for those with a green thumb there is no better place to spend a hot summer day than amongst the colorful scenery of the garden. So with the season of sun upon us, here are some tips to maximize your garden space and time.
Bring Family and Friends Together
Your garden doesn’t have to be straight out of the glossy pages of Town and Country Magazine in order to get your family and friends together for a special time. A Gardening Hub – see the informative Tesco website – can help you choose appropriate patio furniture, garden games, a grill, and even a few decorations for afternoons and evenings of food, drinks, and fun. And remember to pick-up those key garden party essentials, such as an ice-chest, propane or charcoal bricks and a frisbee!
Cooling Down in The Summer Heat
There is no better way to cool down on a hot day than a paddling pool, and perhaps even a slip ‘n’ slide. Fun and energizing water activities are a great way to make the outdoors more comfortable and can be very relaxing. Don’t forget, however, that many communities have summer regulations on water-usage to prevent shortages, so be sure to check your local regulations before running the hose all day.
Get Out and Get Your Hands Dirty
If you’re lucky enough to have space for a garden, then you should take full advantage of both the beauty it can add to your house and the therapeutic gains it can bring to your health. Gardens not only look great, but working in them is proven to increase your self-esteem, lower your stress, and improve strength and dexterity. You can also look into growing your own fruits and summer vegetables, as well as composting your household’s organic waste. Be sure to research what types of plants and flowers are best suited for your local climate and soil, and not to over-work yourself when forecasts call for extreme heat.
Make Your Garden an All Season Space
For those living in climates that allow it, your garden can be just as great a place to relax in the cooler seasons as it is in the summer. Most major Gardening Hubs and hardware stores sell a variety of fixed and adjustable heat-lamps that are easy to set-up on patios and decks. Not only will you be able to work the grill year-round for some delicious meals, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the tranquility of dining in the fresh air.
Whether your garden is a few acres or just a small backyard, there are plenty of ways to get the most out of your outdoor space – and plenty of good times to be had.
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