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4 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden This Summer.



Outdoor lighting.
Outdoor bars.
Fill your garden with Flowers.
The best garden furniture to use.

The UK enjoyed 1,400 hours of sun in the last summer season. Therefore, it's more important than ever to set your garden right so you can enjoy the lovely weather as much as possible, below are some helpful tips to prepare your garden for the warm weather ahead.


1. Outdoor Lighting.

With the warmer summer weather, there is more time to spend in the garden to entertain guests or just watch the sunset, so what better time to invest in some outdoor lighting. If you’re looking for a certain style, some great trends in outdoor lighting in 2019 include sets of light bulbs string that would transform your front or back garden into a beach tropical front. Other trends include the classic but modernised Frontgate Lantern and if you’re looking to bring smart lighting devices to your garden this summer you can in the form of path lighting that can be controlled easily by your smartphone or smart devices like Amazon Echo’s.



2. Outdoor bars.

In the hot weather, having a dedicated surface for drinks in the garden is a must! Here are some great ways you can create your own bar.


- A Mobile garden bar.

A trolley filled with drinks can provide an easy alternative to building an entire bar. A drinks trolley is easy to roll around and resupply when running low and if the weather turns bad you can easily transport it indoors.


- Turn the shed into a bar.

If you’re your limited-on space and want to use up that old shed that hasn’t been touched in years, why not convert it into your own pallet bar. Its not only extremely environment friendly to recycle the space you already have, but it can save you a lot of time and money. If you’re handy with tools, you can easily turn your garden shed into your own bar. Check out this article for more information on creating your own bar using your shed.





3. Fill your garden with flowers.

Summer is the time for flowers to blossom and the best period to fill your garden with a mix of eye-catching flowers that bring wonderful colours to your back garden. Here is a list of stunning flowers you can use in your garden this summer:


- Marigold

Marigold is a popular flower to plant for the summer, as they can bloom for the entire season, and their bright orange and yellow colours bring out the best of the summer period, they require a lot of sunshine and little maintenance.


- Zinnia

Zinnia flowers are similar to Marigold as they are low maintenance and offer high contrast purple, orange, red and yellow colours.


- Stock

Stock flowers are a low-branching annual herb that is great for filling out a large area of your garden, stocks need plenty of sun and water and come in a range of different colours.


- Purple Coneflower

The purple coneflower is a unique flower that grows incredibly quickly, the flower spread's itself out which attracts butterflies and birds, this flower is a great choice if you’re looking to attract some wildlife to your garden this summer.





4.The best garden furniture to use.

Last but very important is what garden furniture to use in your garden? This question is very much dependent on what size your garden is, so we offer some examples that are perfect for all garden sizes.

- Sofa Sets.

If you have a large space available for it why not fit out your garden with a sofa set, the trends for 2019 are all for Aluminium sofa sets, which offers a clean, sleek and modern design for your back garden.


- Garden Bistro Set

Garden Bistro sets are a small and cute addition to any garden. Most modern bistro sets offer a foldaway design, so you can easily save space when storing.


- Firepits and wood burners

A great way to liven up your back garden is adding a fire pit or wood burner to your garden. They can become the centre point of your garden and allows you to design your space around it. They also allow for late nights in the garden. It’s important to always be fire safety conscious when purchasing a fire pit or wood burner.


- Hanging Chairs

Hanging Chairs are a stylish trend that is becoming very popular this summer, they come in several different styles including, hammocks, nests and fabric chair. There are so many different types of hanging chairs to choose from, offering a new level of relaxation.



Whether it's planting a new garden set or putting together a bar for late-night drinks, make sure you use the space you have well, measure your garden so you don’t overload and clutter it but most importantly, enjoy your summer.



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