Summer’s nearly here but you’ve still got time to make sure your garden is in tip-top condition for the long, lazy days ahead. Read on to find out how to revamp your outside space ready for outdoor entertaining.
Whatever the occasion, you’ll want to make sure your garden is looking its best. Make sure your patio is clean and free from weeds or moss, and that there are no loose slabs anywhere. Give your shed, summerhouse or fencing some TLC and a new lease of life with a specialist paint to protect them from the elements.
Make the most of long, summer evenings by choosing the right lighting. Illuminate pathways, steps or water features and install lighting on the patio so that you can dine alfresco as late as you like! Try solar powered lighting and threaded lights woven around trees or the banisters on decking for a magical effect.
You can add colour and texture to a garden in the planting and also by using different pots and planters. Choose designs in vivid colours, interesting textures and unusual shapes, arranged in groups or singly for maximum effect.
Comfortable seating is essential for entertaining outdoors. For occasional use, choose an easy-care dining set in a man-made material. For more regular alfresco dining, invest in classic wooden or metal designs.
This summer, make the most of your conservatory and use it more often. Invest in beautiful, made to measure conservatory blinds from Thomas Sanderson that are professionally fitted and crafted to last. The blinds will protect your fabric and furnishings from fading, and will keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter. Roll on summer!