Winter is great for cuddling in front of the fireplace, hot chocolate, carbs, and snowy Christmasses. It’s also good for hibernating and plotting your perfect summer garden and how you’re going to get it done!
Now, we’re very big fans of all of the hidden benefits winter brings like pajama days, but my gosh do we love a good summer. Long, lazy, and languid days sunbathing outside with ice-cold drinks, family and friends all gathered around enjoying the sunshine, and cocktail parties at night. Our outside spaces are the perfect extension of our inside spaces and they’re also a great way to virtually double the amount of liveable space we enjoy in our homes.
It doesn’t matter if you have a yard that Buckingham Palace would be jealous of, or if you have a more modest-sized space, some smart planning and imagination can leave you with a breathtakingly beautiful, liveable, and functional garden.
Let’s start with a plan. We know it sounds tedious and boring, but in reality, creating a fabulous garden plan can be part of the fun! This is where you get to dream and cultivate an imaginative outdoor space with everything you’ve always wanted.
At this point, you can be as outlandish as you like, because this image is going to give your contractor a solid idea of what it is you want and then once you have the concept down, you can reverse engineer it to see where you can save some money.
Now, once you’ve started formulating what you want your outside space to look like, it’s time to start planning pragmatically. That means you need to give a thought to your lifestyle and that of your family. For example, if you have older children, you can probably splash out on more expensive fittings or furniture, whereas if you have younger kids running about, you more than likely want to think twice before doing that.
Conceptually, your outside space needs to look good and make sense, so before you do anything final, take a look at this patio design software. With this, you can let your imagination run wild and really take the time to play with different lines, forms, and spaces within spaces.
Now you want to start giving attention to the type of plants you want in your summertime garden and lucky you – America is home to dozens of indigenous plants that are unique to each state, so you can plan for the best plants for your location. Planting indigenous plants and foliage makes sense because these plants are optimally suited to your area, meaning you’ll use just the right amount of water to keep them alive.
Your garden is the perfect frame for your home, so always try to get a little extra out of it, think of it as the frame to your masterpiece. It’s not everything, but if it doesn’t look right – nothing else does.
Outside spaces have become more important than ever thanks to Covid, but don’t let that be the reason you love the space you have.
With a revitalized garden space, you’re opening yourself up to brand memories with family and friends.