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Gardening Tips To Make Your Space More Sociable

Gardening Tips To Make Your Space More Sociable

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The garden is a place to find peace as well as socialise. It is a great space to use for hosting guests as well as having deep chats with your closest friends. There is something relaxing about your own personal outside space. If you don’t use it enough for socialising then you should. To make it a more sociable space, use the following tips.

Make it more attractive

There is nothing more off-putting than an unkempt garden. Therefore, make sure to stay on top of its maintenance to make it as attractive as possible. 

For instance, you might have an overgrown tree that is hindering your light and also growing unappealing weeds. Therefore, use a tree surgeon service to help you take good care of your garden and its health while helping your garden look more attractive. Leaving such work down to the professionals will ensure that you attain the best results, for both your garden’s appearance and the health of its greenery.

Add more warmth

You will likely want to be able to use your garden all year round and adding more warmth with the likes of a firepit will allow you to do so. They are ideal for use in any season. They are great for toasting marshmallows on warm summer nights or keeping you and your guests warm on frosty days.

Furthermore, you can enhance your gardens warmth by adding soft furnishings such as blankets and cushions. These will make the space more inviting and comfortable, as well as warmer. 

Create a seating area

Speaking of blankets and cushions, you will need something comfortable to put them on. Therefore, creating a seating area that is dedicated and welcoming to social occasions is key if you want your garden to be more sociable

You could add benches, sofas, or individual chairs to a dedicated space to encourage yourself and your guests to gather there.

Dine AL Fresco

No matter the season, it is always possible to dine al fresco. Dining outside will help you make more use of your space. 

Whether you want to host nibbles or a BBQ, you can do so outside and ensure to use the space for socialising with your guests. 

Offer shelter

The summer or the winter may result in people wanting shelter. Adding a gazebo or sheltered roof will ensure that you and your guests can seek shelter from the hot sun or the rain. 

A shelter is as important as warmth as people will need it to feel comfortable sitting and socialising in the garden. 

Create a centrepiece

To encourage people to gather together, it can be useful to create a garden centrepiece. A table or some comfortable seating will likely make guests gravitate towards that area. 

The centerpiece could change every season depending on people’s needs. For instance, you could place the fire pit in the middle for the colder months so that people can stay warm while socialising and spending more time in your garden. 

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How To Enjoy Your Garden All Year Round

How To Enjoy Your Garden All Year Round

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As winter rolls around and the nights draw in the time spent outdoors greatly decreases and instead more and more time is spent within the confines of your fours walls. That doesn’t have to be the case, however. If you have an outdoor space then there is nothing stopping you from enjoying it all year round. Here are some ways in which you can make the most out of your garden month after month. 

Make it comfortable

Comfort is king. If you want to sit and enjoy a space wherever that space may be you want it to be comfortable. Fortunately, the days of white plastic garden furniture are long gone and outdoor seating has been replaced with rattan, cushions and loungers. On a hot summers day sit back and relax on your sun lounger and in the winter bring out the thick blankets and snuggle up on your large comfortable rattan furniture. 

Add a shelter 

Shelters are a great addition to any garden for every season. They provide shade in the summer, warmth in the winter and somewhere to hide from the rain in between. You could opt for a pergola covered with a natural shelter of foliage and flowers or an awning or outhouse. Shelters come in many shapes and sizes and for all budgets, whether you choose temporary fold up gazebos or oak frame kits to create the look and feel you want; investing in a shelter is one of the best ways to ensure you can use your garden all year round. 

Light it up

It’s well known that with the winter comes darker nights and if you want to enjoy your garden on a winters evening then chances are you will be sitting in the dark. The right garden lighting can transform the environment and experience so ensuring there is ample and adequate lighting all year round is a must. Just because you are outside doesn’t mean you need bright and harsh lights, instead, keep it soft and serene with warm low lighting to subtly illuminate the outdoor space. 

Think about the season, and accessorise accordingly

Enjoying your garden all year round brings with it a number of seasonal considerations you will need to make. In the summer you may want to ensure you have mosquito-repelling candles or burners, together with ample amounts of suncream and potentially anti-histamine. In the darker and colder winter months then outdoor heaters and blankets are a must.

Make it social  

As with anything getting more people involved and creating a social event is a great way to enjoy a space, whatever the weather. Use your garden as an extra room to socialise in, have a fire pit party and toast smores and enjoy sparklers with the family. Hang fairy lights from your pergola, fire up the pizza oven and invite guests around for an outdoor pizza feast. If you have decent seating, appropriate shelter and good lighting you can enjoy a social event in your garden all year round.