As we will be emerging from national lockdown in early summer, most of the population will be looking forward to hosting social gatherings in their gardens. If you are one of those who are looking forward to doing this, then here are some tips on how to prepare your garden for a hopefully sunny social summer.
Add a social area to your garden
In Britain, we are not always blessed with the best weather, so this is why most garden social areas are under cover. A canopy or a veranda is a good option for ensuring you and your guests can socialise outside whilst being protected by the rain. Another way to make your outdoor social space more comfortable, is to invest in an outdoor heater, so no matter how cold it gets outside, you and your family and friends will be able to sit outside without having to brave the cold.
In a social area, of course seating is needed. The types of seating that is used outside varies but as long as the seating is waterproof and is sturdy enough to survive British winters, then it is suitable for being used outdoors.
Replace natural grass with artificial grass
Unfortunately, natural grass can be quite a burden if you aren’t prepared to frequently mow your lawn. However, is a garden really a garden without a vibrant green lawn? Some may say no. This is where artificial grass really solves this issue. The beauty of using artificial grass is that it not only looks like real authentic grass, there is zero maintenance required to keep the grass looking neat and tidy, ready for a sociable summer.
If you have children, invest in play equipment
If you have children and they are going to be having play dates in the summer, investing in play equipment likejumping castles, dunk tanks which will definitely keep them entertained for hours. Trampolines in particular are a very popular choice within family gardens, but you do not always need to invest in expensive equipment to keep your children amused. A simple bat and ball are enough to keep children entertained, as long as they have a task to occupy them, they will be well amused.
Invest in a Jacuzzi or hot tub
Jucuzzis and hot tubs are ultra-sociable! And very fun too. Hot tubs are becoming more popular because inflatable hot tubs are of a reasonable price and they can be inflated when they are no longer in use. If you are looking to aim an ‘almost pool’ party, then a hot tub will be a great party feature.
Invest in an outdoor bar
Outdoor bars are great for outdoor socialising, they give a feel that you are out at an actual bar whilst you are still at home. Unfortunately, lots of outdoor bars can be expensive and they can also take hours to assemble. So, this is something that put many people off investing in one. However, many people have resorted to upcycling wooden crates and using the wood to build a bar, this is a very popular way of adding a bar to a garden, for next to no money.