As people spend more time in their gardens they are constantly seeking new ways to make the garden a more attractive place to be. Nowadays, and largely as a result of various programmes on the television, people are more inclined to think of their gardens in design terms. Time was when people would plant a lawn and have a few bedding plants and various other flowers around the sides of that lawn. Modern gardens, especially very small spaces, may not have a lawn at all. There is a trend towards laying down stones either side of a path and planting different flowers and small bushes in planters placed at strategic points.
Gardens of all sizes benefit from a garden bench, where owners can sit and rest between gardening tasks or just sit and enjoy the fruit of their labours. Almost every garden now contains some form of garden ornaments, from the derided gnome to replicas of Greek statuary and plastic butterflies that you simply stick in the soil. Garden lighting is also changing as LED and solar lights now take many different forms, from lights placed in the ground to fairy lights, wall lights and even lights for your water feature. An increasing number of people now have patio furniture and garden furniture so that they can sit and relax in the garden with a glass of wine, or entertain family and friends in the summer.
Garden gazebos are becoming more popular as people recognise the benefits of having somewhere dry to place the barbecue and where they can gather when a summer shower interrupts their festivities. Garden gazebos come in different styles and sizes so it is not too hard to find one that will fit your shape and size of garden. If you like to relax on a summer Sunday afternoon by taking a snooze in the garden then hammocks are the ideal answer. Modern hammocks are self supporting and don’t need to be slung between two trees as in the past. There are some great, stylish hammocks out there, if you are thinking about garden ideas for this summer, a hammock is a great addition to any outdoor space. Follow the link below for more information and garden ideas and inspiration.
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