Making the Most of Your Garden
If you have a space outside to enjoy, then make sure you use it to its full potential. Gardening can be as easy or complex as you wish. This can mean anything from a garden clean up to provide room for children’s toys such as a slide or a swing to growing some lettuce and summer fruits. If you want to make the most of your garden, draw inspiration from gardening magazines, books and the internet. There are many ways to improve your garden and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Gardening inspiration for families
Depending on the size of your garden, you can decide what you can do with it. If you have a large garden and children then a lawn and a patio area are the best choice. These supply play areas that are spacious and safe for youngsters to use. But you don’t have to be left out, the patio can be combined with a BBQ and a seating area for you to enjoy when the sun shines.
For a smaller garden and families this can prove tricky but you could install a play area such as a sand pit that doesn’t have to be huge but gives children an area for themselves. If it has a cover it can be easily turned into a seat or table for another use when the children are asleep! Or if you don’t want the mess of sand to clean up after every use, you could install a play house that has various toys inside to keep children amused. A small house can also store toys and keep all of them together in one place. You don’t always need a spacious area for children; it simply needs to be their space. These small amusements can fit neatly into a corner and leave you space for a bench or a bistro table and chairs to enjoy sitting outside in the fresh air. Plus, some container plants and hanging baskets can add some colour to your space.
Other ways to enjoy a garden
There are so many things you can do to improve a garden. You might want to try your hand at growing vegetables. This can be a fun challenge for the entire family. It is a good way of getting young children involved in how fruit and vegetables are grown. You could give them some pots to plant some of their own seeds and watch them grow. Help them with the watering and care. Making a garden patch can be fun and very rewarding. There is nothing nicer than seeing the results of vegetables on a plant and picking them to eat. Introducing children to gardening at a young age can set them up for life. Who knows; they may turn their hand to a job in garden design or landscaping when they are older.
For those who want the least amount of work
There are of course gardeners who want the minimum of work. This often means completely getting rid of a lawn area using weed control methods such as fabrics that stop weeds from growing and installing an area that needs the least amount of maintenance such as paving areas or decking. Though patio cleaning is required regularly, there are plenty of tools about that make this easy. Pressure washers are the answer and basically that is all these types of gardens require to maintain a neat and tidy area. Then most decked or paved areas simply have garden furnishings, a shed and maybe potted plants to add some colour. An easy gardening solution for those who want the least work.