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When it comes to the garden you may be one of those people that either love spending time in it, preening and changing things, or one of those people that don’t like to work in it. But most people, including the people that aren’t necessarily gardens would like to use the space more often if they had it. So what can you do to encourage that? I thought I would share some ideas to help you get started.
Keep the lawn cared for
One of the first things you could consider doing would be to make sure your lawn is cared for. The lawned area of a garden can take up a lot of space, and so if it looks untidy and messy then it can give off that effect for the rest of the garden. Plus a manicured lawn can be used for all sorts of fun and activities when short. It could be the ideal working out space or a place for children to have fun and play.
Have a patio or decked area
Many people like to do different things outside, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a patio and a decked area can actually be a great way to utilise your outdoor space. A bit of furniture can make all of the difference and enable you to drink and socialise in your garden, eat al fresco and perhaps even invest in a BBQ where you cook up glorious summer meals in the evening.
Keep it tidy
It may sound like such a standard things to do, but keeping your garden tidy can make it look and feel a more usable space. Whether you have garden tools or perhaps children have toys they like to play with, investing in some outdoor storage buildings could mean that you have a place to put them when the time is right to tidy them away. Helping your garden and outdoor area to feel much larger than it might actually be.
Fake it in certain parts
Not all of us are amazing gardeners, and some of us can struggle with plants and even keeping a lawn tidy and short. So don’t feel bad for faking certain aspects of your garden. Whether that is pots that you have outside of your door, a hanging basket that always looks in bloom, manicured bushes or even a fake grassed lawn. Do what feels right for you so you make the most of your space.
Take activities outside
Finally, don’t be afraid to do things outside and actually use the space. That could be exercising and working out, or it might be that first coffee of the day, or even things like socialising and inviting friends round and sitting outside instead of coupled up indoors. Try and treat it as an extension of your home and you will find you get so much more use out of it.
So there you have it, my tips to help you use your garden more often.