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Friday, 22 April 2016

Entertaining At Home: Get Your Garden Ready


Summer is almost here, and that means there’ll be plenty of long summer nights when you can hold garden parties and barbecues. Of yourself, your garden will have to be fit for hosting all your friends and family. You can’t invite everyone over if it is full of weeds and looks very overgrown! As there are only a couple of months left until summer officially begins, here is a guide to what you need to do to make your garden fit for guests.

Separate Your Flowers And Veggies

No one wants to sit in a vegetable patch. So, if you do grow your own vegetables, make sure they are set away from a section of the garden where you plan to have garden furniture. If you keep your vegetables separate, you will also be less likely to be bothered by insects while you are sitting outside. As they will all be busy hanging out around your vegetable patch! One of the best ways to keep your vegetables out of the way is to buy a greenhouse to keep them in.

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Create A Seating Area

Whether you get all your close ones round for a barbeque or garden party, your guests will want somewhere to sit! The best way to create a seating area is to cover part of your garden in decking or a patio. New Tech Wood composite decking has a natural look and comes with a 25-year warranty. If you don’t have space for adding a seating area, you can always plant a lawn. Keep it mowed and level so you can bring out garden furniture onto it.

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Outdoor Lighting

If you and your guests will be sitting out chatting until well after the sun goes down, think about investing in some outdoor lighting. If you want, you can run electric cables out into your garden. However, one of the best ways to get lighting for your garden is to buy lamps and lights that are battery powered. Some lights will react to the natural sunlight. They will be able to sense when the sun is going down and can start to get brighter. Early in the morning, the will become dimmer when the sun comes back up. Alternatively, you can always just buy a light that you can flip on whenever you like.


Garden Furniture
At some point, your guests will want to have a sit-down. So you’ll need to buy some garden furniture! It doesn't have to be anything too fancy. Some simple wooden chairs and a table should do. If you have the budget, you could buy some cool items like hammocks and swing chairs to make your garden super cosy. If you also have kids, think about buying some children’s play items. Things like a cute Wendy house or a trampoline can go down very well if you invite lots of families over.

So don’t invite any friends over until your garden is in the best possible condition. Time to get ready for some gardening now!

8 comments:

  1. Some great tips for making the most of your outdoor space. I'd love to grow my own veg and have a nice outdoor table in my future garden xx

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  2. Sadly I don't have a garden but I do love the ideas x

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  3. Great tips we don't have a garden but these ideas will be useful as we want day hope to have one.

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  4. Great tips! We only have a tiny yard at the back of the house, but I should definitely look into outdoor lighting

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  5. Great tips for outdoor space. We do have a seating area but I want to get a few flowers to make it pretty x

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  6. I'd love to get some lighting in our garden. Around the fencing would look pretty when its dark x

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  7. Some great tips for getting the garden ready for entertaining in. Never really considered where to have our veg patch located but it makes sense to keep it away from where we would entertain/sit.

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  8. I'm so happy summer is almost here! We even had a BBQ this weekend, so lovely to be able to get out in your garden again isn't it! x

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