What purpose does your garden serve? The question is actually a lot more interesting than you imagine. Gardens aren’t just pretty spaces for birds – they’re environments for you to enjoy. Strangely, though, we don’t always see them that way, somehow viewing them as separate from the rest of the home. In this post, we run through some of the garden improvements you can make that improve your lifestyle. Check them out below.
A lot of people are still using briquettes and firelighters for their BBQs. That’s fine if you cook on the BBQ once per year. But it doesn’t make sense if you’re doing it every weekend. The amount of raw materials you get through is enormous, and you forever have to return to the store to pick up new supplies.
Gas BBQs allow you to sidestep this issue. There’s no waiting around for the embers to start glowing or the flames to die down. Instead, you just turn a knob and get the temperature you want immediately. A lot of gas BBQs have in-built smokers you can use from time to time, but they’re not essential.
Retractable Covered Areas
Homeowners enjoy being able to go outside and sit in the shade to read a book. In the past, a tree would do, but as people became wealthier and put more furniture out, proper manmade shade became essential.
Pergolas are okay – but there’s a drawback: you can’t retract them. Sunshades are foldable, but they’re not a permanent solution.
For many people, vergolas are the best option. You can pull them out when you want to protect yourself from sunlight and then store them away once you’re finished or want to build your tan.
Sit-On Lawn Mowers
Regular lawn mowers are okay if you have a mid-sized lawn. But by the time you get to an acre’s worth of grass, you’re in trouble. Mowing it takes all afternoon, and by the end of it, you feel exhausted.
Having a sit-on mower in the shed can, therefore, help a great deal. It takes a lot of the effort out of cutting the grass and provides you with more time to spend actually enjoying your garden, instead of tending to it.
Go back twenty years, and relatively few people had any form of decking on their property. Nobody quite understood why it was so useful.
Today, things are very different. Decked areas offer a host of advantages and allow you to build outdoor rooms. For instance, you can create an outdoor kitchen or living room on deck, and use any space underneath for additional garden storage.
Lastly, having robust garden boundaries can help improve privacy and increase the value of your home.
Most properties rely on a low fence to separate one garden from another. But more and more people realise that they can achieve greater security and privacy by making boundaries taller.
You don’t have to stick with traditional fences either. Carefully-placed evergreen shrubs can do just as good a job.