Spring is in the air and soon we will all be looking to head out into the garden so now is the perfect time to start planning your improvements for the summer. No matter how big or small your garden is there are many different things you can do to help improve it. If you want your garden to be the perfect setting for a garden party in the summer, would like a bigger and better BBQ or want to grow your own vegetables for your family to enjoy there are a number of solutions that are available. .
Using Art And Paving To Create Interesting Looks
Using paving and garden sculpture is not a new idea but you don’t have to follow the standard rules. A well planned paving design that incorporates a garden sculpture can be both eye catching and functional. Using permeable paving is a great way of doing this as it allows any water to drain through it into the ground naturally, helping to prevent potential flooding. Permeable paving is also available in a wide choice of colours and materials, which can be the perfect accompaniment to any garden sculpture. The broad variety of different garden sculptures that are for sale means that everyone can find one to suit their style. You could opt for traditional garden gnomes or Buddha statues or you might want something that resembles a piece of modern art.
Cooling Off In The Sun
Installing a swimming pool in your garden can be a very expensive and time-consuming job. An option that is less expensive and quicker to install is above ground swimming pools. Above ground pools make a welcome addition to most gardens as they are available in a variety of shapes and styles. The range of styles will allow you to choose between circular pools and longer ones depending on the type of swimming you’re planning on doing.
Turn Your Garden Into A Mini Allotment
Growing your own vegetables is a great way to get your children interested in vegetables and you don’t need a large area to do it in. There are a range of space saving solutions that will allow you to grow vegetables in the smallest areas. A fantastic means of growing vegetables in a small space is by using raised garden beds as they vary in size. A raised garden bed is typically take up more space in depth rather than width as this helps to provide a better growing environment than a normal flower bed. You can build a raised garden bed easily from timber and there are plenty of raised garden bed kits available to assemble.
Building A Better BBQ
Many people buy a new BBQ everytime their old one breaks or rusts away. However, if you have the space in the garden and some general brick laying skills then you can easily build a permanent BBQ for your garden. To do this you just need to buy some bricks, cement and a metal rack to grill your food on and can typically get the work done over a weekend. The great thing about building your own BBQ is that you can create a BBQ that meets your needs and looks the way that you want it to.