5/13/18

Turn Up the Chill Factor in Your Garden


By on 5/13/2018 07:31:00 AM

When the summer months arrive, there is nothing better than retreating into your garden to relax and hopefully soak up some sunshine. However, if you don’t think that your outdoor space is as tranquil as it could be, there are a few things that you can do about this. In this blog post, we are going to discuss a few of them in more detail. While some of these things require investment, others are DIY solutions which you can implement with minimal fuss. 


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Add Some Water
When the Japanese were looking to create the more peaceful outdoor spaces that they could imagine, they turned to water to create this effect for them. So, you could try copying their style by adding some water features into your garden - perhaps buy fountains for your garden or even build a pond. There is something about the light and movement provided by water that can really make all the difference when it comes to making your garden a more peaceful space. It also helps in attracting various types of wildlife, which also play a big role in creating the type of serene environment that you are looking for.


Introduce Some Comfortable Seating
When you want to take the weight off and just enjoy your garden, you need some comfortable seating areas in which to do this. So, if you already have outdoor furniture, why not add some comfortable cushions, throws and blankets? You could even try introducing a beanbag or two. Make sure that everything is comfortably under shelter so that it stays protected from the elements as the last thing that you want to do is sit on something which is soaking wet!


Make Sure of Shading
Sure, the sunshine is pleasant for a while, but when the heat becomes too much to cope with, you need an area where you can go to shelter yourself from it. There are various different options for objects that you can use including umbrellas, gazebos, and parasols. If you choose something which is portable, you always have the option of shifting it around wherever you would like if it is getting in the way of your enjoyment.


Maintain Your Plants
The final piece of advice that we are going to offer you is to maintain your plants. After all, nothing is more likely to disrupt your good mood than seeing some dead and decaying flowers. If you don’t have all that much time to maintain your garden, you could always take some shortcuts simply by buying lots of potted plants which are easy to display and take care of.


Making your garden a more relaxing environment is not something which has to be overly complicated. These are just a few of the methods which you can implement to achieve your goals. Essentially, it is the little things that will all add up to making a big difference in the long-run, so aim to make little tweaks here and there as appropriate.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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