Summer is here, and the weather is finally warming up. As the sun comes out, the garden starts looking more and more like an excellent place to spend your day. But what do you need to ensure your garden provides the best place to be all summer long?
Of course it all depends on what you want to use your garden for. If you’re looking for a wonderful place to have a barbecue, then your needs are different from the garden used only for children to play in or the garden used to grow berries and vegetables. So have a look around it and determine what you want to use it for, then read on for tips to maximise the space.
If you’re looking for a nice place to have a lovely, summery barbecue, then you’ll obviously need a barbecue. B&Q, Homebase, and most major supermarket chains will be able to provide you with a reasonably priced, decent-quality barbecue. You can choose between charcoal and gas, but if safety is a concern and you plan for people to drink during your barbecues then charcoal is probably a better idea as gas canisters can cause explosions if someone gets drunk enough to act a bit silly. Another thing you’ll want is some garden furniture; again the same shops above will be able to provide you with a range of options. Paper plates can be helpful, but using your own ceramic set will be friendlier to the environment.
If your children need to blow off some pent-up summer holiday steam in the garden on a daily basis, you’ll need to get a parasol to help protect them from the heat. Parasols can be purchased virtually anywhere, but you have to remember that they can’t protect from the UV radiation of the sun. Furthermore, you can’t trust your children to always sit under it, so sunscreen remains a big priority. Kiddie pools are available from Argos, Littlewoods, and most
big chain supermarkets and can help your children enjoy the garden especially during hot days. Make sure your hose has a good squirt gun attached to it so you can easily fill it up, and with a mist setting your children will enjoy spraying each other and misting your garden at the same time.
A shop like Homebase or B&Q is absolutely essential if you plan to grow your own vegetables and berries. You can set up your own polytunnel and find all your seeds and planting supplies, including compost and even the means to make your own compost over time. Nothing tastes quite as good as home-grown fare, and if you keep an eye on the future you can truly enjoy your garden in every way.
No matter what your summer plans are for your garden, you’ll be able to enjoy it to the full if you determine what you want to do with it and find the right shops to buy all your essentials to meet that goal. Enjoy!