It might not seem like it at the moment because the weather is terrible, but spring will come around a lot sooner than you think. That means it’s time to start thinking about your garden. You need to get your outside space ready in time for the hot weather so you can make the most of it before the cold weather rolls back around again. A lot of people have a patio in their garden but they don’t really do much with it. Some paving and a couple of chairs is fine, but it’s not exactly luxury. If you want to get more out of your garden, you need to do something a little more interesting with your patio area. If yours needs a bit of love and attention, here are a few great ideas for your patio.
This is a good idea if your garden is overlooked by the neighbors. You might feel exposed if everybody can see into the garden but you can get a little bit more privacy if you put some lower seating in. People won’t be able to see in when you’re sat out on the patio and it gives you better views from the house as well. If the patio is right outside the window, the furniture will block views of the garden and can even block some of the sunlight that’s coming in but low furniture will solve that problem easily. Low seating is ideal for smaller patios as well because it opens the space up a bit.
Cover The Patio
Sitting out in the sun is great but in the middle of the day when the sun is hottest, it can be a bit much. You need a bit of shade from time to time so it’s always a good idea to get some good patio awnings out there. It also saves you a lot of hassle with the furniture because you don’t have to move it inside every time the weather is bad. That’s ideal if you don’t really have the space to store any of the furniture.
Modern garden furniture is great but you need to consider the aesthetic of the home as a whole when you’re picking your tables and chairs. If you’ve got a rural home, you need to mirror that in your outdoor space. In that case, you might be better off with some reclaimed furniture rather than modern pieces. You might have to sand it down and give it a fresh coat of paint but it’ll look great. It’ll also be a lot cheaper than buying all new furniture.
Putting some plants out there is the easiest way to brighten up a dull patio and bring it to life. There are plenty of great container plants that are easy to look after so don’t worry if you’re not a keen gardener. Get a few pots out there and it’ll make all of the difference. You could also consider putting a trellis out there and growing some vertical plants. This is a good way to add a bit of extra shade as well.
These are all simple ways to improve your patio and get it ready for the summer.