Now the sun has poked his head around those grey, dreary clouds, we’re all raring to get outside and drench our sun deprived skin in sunshine! Whether you’ve got a tiny yard, a bit of green space or the full works – decking, veggie patch and a barbeque area – make the most of your outdoor space and the sunshine! Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of a small garden area.
For smaller gardens, you don’t have to fret – use your space imaginatively and you can still enjoy your outdoor space. You might not be able to have a full-blown patio set with an umbrella, but you can still sit down in your garden with a simple bistro set, like this Helena set, or go for a traditional garden bench – perfect for pushing up against a wall or fence, and they don’t take up too much room.
Barbeques are a vital for those lazy summer days but if you’re struggling for places to have a barbeque area then youmight just opt to go out for tea instead. Luckily, these days there are so many different barbeques out there that you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your garden. Forgo the giant gas barbeque and opt for a simple (and compact!) kettle grill instead – perfect for that empty corner!
If your small yard/garden isn’t big enough for lots of flowers and plants, you can still brighten things up with some strategically placed potted plants, hanging baskets and garden accessories. When the lights go down though you can really bring your garden to life – add some fun decorative lights. We love these solar powered butterflies or this cute cat light for garden accessories that are cute by day and practical by night!
Being Britain, the likelihood of the temperature dropping at night is pretty high, but if you want to enjoy the summer evenings for a bit longer, why not look at getting a chimenea? Perfect for cooking some tasty snacks, and offering the warmth of a patio heater – try this Clay Barbeque Chimenea for a space saving option. If it’s just the warmth you’re after though, there are some compact log burners which are perfect for keeping the chill away – we like this decorative black one which will add character to any garden.