Relaxed garden living CAN be obtained with a few simple tips and ideas. No matter the size of your outdoor space, you can create relaxed garden living to suit your lifestyle… and budget.
When it comes to relaxing at home, most of us are pretty handy at ensuring our living rooms and bedrooms cater to our comfort needs. But relaxation stretches beyond four walls; there’s also the matter of relaxed garden living.
Regardless of how big or small your garden space is, finding ways to increase the level of comfort will encourage you to entertain friends and family over the balmy summer days, and nights. To acheive this, there are a few simple tips for relaxed garden living so you can start enjoying this special space.
Keep Things Simple
You’ve probably seen extravagant gardens filled with exotic plants, gravel paths, manicured lawns and immaculate furniture. While that’s nice to have, if you’re the one doing all the gardening you’ll likely spend more time working it than enjoying it.
So if it’s relaxed garden living that you seek, it’s important to keep things simple. Choose a very hardy grass variety and have it laid professionally. Include a pop-up watering system or invest in a wide coverage garden sprinkler.
Container or pot gardening is a great way to cut down on weeding or install a vertical garden with plants, vegetables or herbs. Not only does a vertical garden take up less room it requires little maintenace. Succulents are the easiest plants to grow and require virtually no attention at all. In fact, I have succulents that aren’t even in soil and they grow and flower beautifully.
Outdoor furniture that’s fit for purpose will also mean less mainteance. Choose weather resistant materials than can be easily cleaned or oiled, in the case of wood.
Get your garden in tidy order and make it a place that speaks to a calm mind. If you do, simply sitting out with a glass of wine will be enjoyable.
And talking of sitting out on a sunny day, it’s important that you have plenty of comfortable seating available! Not just for you and your family, but for your visitors too. Invest in high-quality garden table and chairs, and consider buying a sunlounger or two as well.
With the necessities taken care of, it’s time to focus on the items that’ll really set your garden apart. And when it comes to that, there’s only one thing for it: a hammock!
There’s really nothing better than spending a sunny morning swinging in a hammock, book in hand.
Your relaxed garden living isn’t just a place for sitting back and doing nothing (well, not ALL the time)! A relaxed state of mind and body can be drawn from many sources. Take yoga, for example. If you have a dedicated yoga space in your garden, you’ll always be able to start your day right on those glorious sunny mornings.
If you’re looking for all the benefits of yoga with some extra movement thrown in, take a look at online Tai Chi lessons. All you’ll need is your laptop or smartphone, and you’ll be able to practice your new hobby in the comfort of your own garden.
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Those Summer Nights
When it comes to summer, everything is good. Mornings, day, and evenings. It’s the last one that really gives us that “life is good” feeling. There are few things more conducive to relaxation than a BBQ, music, and a setting sun.
Invest in all the infrastructure you need to host those BBQs, and there’ll be no need to venture out to the beach or bar to relax: you’ll have everything you need right where you are.