A garden is an excellent place for both social gatherings and solitude. With a well-arranged outdoors, you can basically give up going to bars and other eating or drinking places, as all your friends and family will be perfectly happy to spend time in your garden. All your household will have the opportunity to be close to nature, plus, you will provide a much-needed shelter to wildlife.
If you have children and/or pets, a garden is more than beneficial, serving as a relaxation area, playground, or a place to learn. And with even a little effort, you can easily adapt the garden to your needs. You can do anything you and your family can think of.
You may not need a large budget or expensive equipment to successfully adjust the outdoor space to your needs. Willingness and patience are often enough!
In this article, we will share some of our ideas on how to make better use of your garden so that you can enjoy the sunny, peaceful time there:
If you love hanging out with your friends, the garden will be an excellent place for that. It is enough to put out a grill and a few chairs to enjoy each other’s company and have as much fun as when you go out.
During the summer, you can stay there until very late, and no one will bug you. Just install some mains of led strip lights, for example, along the terrace, or another good-looking source of light to make the gatherings cosier, more comfortable and safer. It will help to set the right mood and add the ambience to every area.
Nothing binds people together better than spending time on eating delicious food and drinking fancy drinks. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little and discover new tastes – try grilling everything that can be found in your fridge. Who knows, maybe you will find your new favourite dish; you will all certainly have lots of fun.
Practising yoga outdoors is one of the most enjoyable activities you can experience. Even the most demanding asanas will bring you pure joy when exercising in the fresh air.
Find the perfect spot in the garden, place lanterns with candles on tree pegs there to create the right atmosphere. Make sure you have a place for putting the incense stick with a beautiful relaxing scent. An area for your yoga mat is the essential part. Make sure you have enough space to turn around freely with your arms outstretched; nothing can limit your movements.
Vegetables from Your Own Garden
If you do not want to risk buying fruit and vegetables with artificial preservatives and other chemicals, it is worth considering using some space in your garden for vegetable patches.
By planting your own plants and watching them grow, you become one with nature. And when the vegetables are grown enough to be harvested, you will receive great satisfaction. It’s fantastic to see how a little effort has led to such amazing results.
Besides, spending time in the garden, weeding, or watering plants is a chance for you to get some sun and exercise. In addition to the fact that being active significantly improves the mood, exposure to sunlight allows us to synthesize vitamin D, which is involved in building strong bones and protects us against osteoporosis.
Vegetables aren’t the only ones you can grow in your garden. Try cultivating mushrooms there too. Mushrooms are delicious and nutritious, and they have an interesting texture that adds to their appeal. Because they’re not plants (they are fungi), most mushroom species don’t require a lot of sunlight, so you need to grow them in a semi-shady area. You can build a mushroom bed and fill it with sterile mushroom-growing substrate to start cultivating homegrown edible mushrooms.
Oasis for Bees
Any outdoor space, even your private backyard, is not only your own. There are many species that look for food and shelter in your area, and many of them, you won’t even notice daily. They may sound like intruders but are actually highly beneficial. For example, bees pollinate the flowers and help the fruits grow.
Yes, bees are providing us with food, and not only because of the honey they make. They help all your plants sprout. Therefore, you probably agree that these extraordinary insects deserve to be cared for. You can create a hotel for wild bees from bamboo twigs; they will treat it as their shelter. Then, it is also vital to provide them with water, as they need it to produce honey. Simply fill up a shallow container and throw some moss and twigs there to protect bees from drowning. Make sure to place it all in the safe distance from your sitting area.
There are many ways to arrange a garden so that it serves you best. Even a little piece of land is enough to provide you and your family with the safe space to relax, exercise and have fun; it benefits your health, even more, when you plant vegetables and other foods there.
If you have a garden and are wondering how to use the space efficiently, consider following the advice mentioned above. We hope that they will inspire you to look for solutions that will work for you.