We all use our gardens in different ways and have different ideas of what makes the ideal garden. For some it is a place filled with plants and shrubs while others have turned their gardens into outdoor spaces. However you choose to use your garden, you should plan it carefully and then ensure that you have everything you need so that you can relax, entertain, party, eat, or play with the kids.
The garden is a great place for the kids to play and, if you do have kids, you may want to avoid the use of expensive garden ornaments or, at least, provide a dedicated area where your children can kick a ball around without danger of smashing the greenhouse window or breaking your prized stone statue. Slides, swings, and climbing frames, as well as the increasingly popular trampoline can all be added to make your garden the perfect outdoor playing spot for kids.
The British weather may be unpredictable but there are still those of us that head outside to eat at any given opportunity. If you enjoy al fresco dining then why not take your cooking and meal preparation outdoors as well? You can create what is basically an outdoor kitchen, under full cover from the elements, and offer somewhere comfortable to sit, relax and eat your meals too.
A garden can provide a beautiful escape from everyday life; a retreat from the hassle and stress that working and even family life can cause. You can create stunning scenery and incredible looking patches by introducing the most appropriate greenery and plants. Plan every one of your borders so that they introduce color and consider the smell of the plants that you intend to use because smell is a very powerful sense indeed.
Of course, if you’re fortunate enough to have a very large garden area you can introduce various elements to the garden. You can have an area for the kids, you can plant your favorite plants, and you can even have an area for cooking and eating meals outside. You can really let your imagination go wild when designing outdoor spaces so why don’t you?