Our top five summer must have items this summer
Hopefully the horrible cold wintry days are now behind us, and the sunny summer days will fastly be here. With that in mind it has got us thinking about our summer must-have items for this summer. There is nothing we enjoy more than relaxing evenings in the garden after work. Since last summer we have had a garden makeover, we now have a garden that can be enjoyed by us as a family.
Also since last summer I have had to reduce my hours at work due to illness so we are always looking for the latest deals to be had.
We love to entertain and we are known for our parties, especially garden parties. This will be our first summer in our newly revamped garden and are yet to update our garden furniture. This Rattan Corner Sofa has caught our eye, it will be a great way of bringing the comfort of our living room outside with us. A perfect way to enjoy summer in comfort whilst wearing lovely summer dresses.
A swing chair is something we use to own previously at our old house, it is also something we miss owning and are considering purchasing again. It use to be a great way to sit back and relax whilst swaying in the breeze. Ian use to relax so much he’d fall asleep on it.
With my birthday luckily enough being in the summer I have added a hot tub to my birthday wish list. Owning a hot tub has been a dream of mine for so long now and we now have the space for one since our house move. I think I have managed to persuade Ian to add a bit of luxury into our garden. What a perfect way to relax and indulge into some luxury than purchasing a hot tub.
Back in January we welcomed Coco into our family, our Siberian Husky puppy. Since then we have worn our old pressure washer out keeping our garden clean and tidy. We are now looking for a new pressure washer with additional patio cleaning accessories for making this never-ending task easier and faster.
Now we have a nice new patio with a canopy over the top, we are now looking at replacing our existing coal BBQ with a gas BBQ so that we can then BBQ in all weathers come rain or shine. This will be a perfect addition when entertaining at our garden parties.
What is your favorite way to pass time in your garden?
Creating the perfect outdoors space
Since moving house 8 months ago we have only just gotten round to looking outdoors. We have been so busy making the indoor space useable and livable. Now the summer months are well and truly upon us we thought now is the best time to start putting our plans to the outside space to create the perfect multi-functional space by using all the space we have to its fullest potential.
Our garden isn’t overly big but it is big enough for us and our family. With us both working long days time in the garden would be much more preferred socialising rather than gardening. When we do get any spare time we much prefer to use this time spending quality time together and keeping that to-do list to the minimum.
Our plans for our garden are currently in discussion, we have had the gardener/workmen in to chat through our plans and have taken measurements needed.
Shall we talk you through our plans?
Top end: Well we are going to cover the top end of our garden in polycarbonate sheets so then this will create a dry area where we can sit and socialize even if it is raining. This will also give the smokers somewhere to go for their cigarette as we don’t allow smoking in the house at all by anyone. This area will be well-lit with mood lighting and will also have power supply.
Middle: For the middle section of the garden we have decided to pull all the old lawn up (what there is of it) and also do away with the pathway too. The people here before us said the garden used to flood in heavy rain so we are going to make sure we do all we can to prevent this happening in the future. We will do this by digging down and adding better soil and also adding a drain.
Also in the middle section to the garden we will be adding two planting areas one either side of the garden. These areas will be for plants, fruit and vegetables. This year saw my first attempt of growing my own and I loved it. It has been so nice to be able to just go to my garden and pick my own berries, cucumbers, courgettes etc..
Bottom: For the bottom end of the garden we are going to have a purpose-built/made to measure shed made. This will be unique to us as it will be our very own design. Ian has a friend in the trade who makes them from home, he will come and measure up, chat with us then take our design away and make it for us. This will be the last thing done it the garden, one of the finishing touches.
Also at the bottom end we are saving a corner, this will also be covered and have drainage, mood lighting and power. This will be for our hot tub corner, a perfect way to relax in the garden after a long day at work.
We have been browsing at some patio furniture, Fishpools have a stunning Rattan set at the moment, what do you think of this set?
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