National Gardening Week is celebrated each year by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of all things gardening and horticulture. For many of us, we have spent the last 12 months connecting more with nature and improving our physical and mental well-being. Plants and gardens offer feel-good power, so what better time to improve your outdoor space?
5 tips to improve your outdoor space
1. Alfresco dining
More than ever before we have now become more accustomed to outdoor dining. The perfect outdoor dining furniture is ideal for welcoming guests and indulging in some tasty treats. All our garden furniture is weather-resistant and cushions can be left outside during the summer months. As you will be eating outside, a protective cover is essential. This season has also seen high demand for firepit tables that can double up as a cooking option as well as providing added warmth as the sun goes down.
2. Create an intimate setting
When planning and designing your garden space, it's important to take into consideration how each part of the space works together. Think of your area as a room without walls and zone off the most common use areas, such as where you dine or relax with your furniture.
3. Outdoor cushions and throws
Adding cushions and throws to your lounge area softens the look, adds colour and texture and offers additional seating options.
4. Outdoor lighting
String and festoon lights add ambiance to your space. If you have a gazebo or pergola, festoon lights look great handing from beams and frames. Lanterns are a stylish lighting option and also double up as a decorative accessory.
5. Garden decor and accessories
Quirky decor like teepee's are great for children as they offer a fun garden shading option as well as being decorative. Pots and planters at different heights can add interest to your space.