Your home garden is ready for the spring and summer, right? As the April showers give way to beautiful May flowers, the great outdoors beckon, tempting us all to abandon the four walls of home or office and experience Mother Nature at her very best. Here’s some garden ideas that can afford us the opportunity to bask in all this glory without having to venture too far.
Garden Ideas to Enjoy your Home Garden this Season
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Relaxing Home Garden Summer Ideas:
If you’re like me and lead a very busy lifestyle, juggling work and family life, gardens are ideal for getting away from it all, relaxing for a few moments after a long week. A hammock, hanging swing or lounge chair coupled with your drink of choice and even a good book can afford you the opportunity to be at one with nature. One handy piece of advice though is, when choosing a tree or branch on which to hang your garden furniture, check that these are sturdy and can safely carry your weight; employing a tree surgeon to make sure there are no rotten branches means that you can be certain your summer enjoyment will not be met with a surprise fall.
Taking out and dusting off the gloves and trowel, buried deep in the garden shed or garage after a long winter, also offer something to do whilst enjoying the garden this summer. Some of us are better than others at this, but the green fingered amongst us would argue that starting up a vegetable patch or tending to those flower beds is not only a good source of physical exercise but also an excellent way of relieving stress. Making this a part of your daily routine this summer can do wonders for your well-being, not to mention the sense of achievement you will feel when you pick your first green beans or tulips.
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Garden activities to look forward to:
Excitement abounds, when getting kiddies involved in the garden. Every new nook and cranny represents a place for children to learn and discover. Hunting for worms and bugs, building a butterfly house or a bird bath are all things that children and adults alike can enjoy together whilst exploring the garden. Traditional sources of amusement such as tree houses and playground sets can also make for hours and hours of outdoor fun.
And finally, anything of enjoyment should be shared with friends and loved ones. Having a BBQ or garden party and inviting your family and friends is a fantastic way of involving others in the enjoyment of your garden this summer. You can use the vegetables grown in your vegetable patch such as lettuce and peppers to make a salad or place on the grill. The joy that care free laughter from children playing, the wonderful smell of meat (or vegetables) on the grill and the constant flow of good conversation will make for warm memories once the last leaves have fallen from the trees and the last evidence of a summer well spent are finally gone.
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