If you are lucky enough to have some outdoor space to enjoy, you will want to make the most of it. The more time you spend outside the better you will feel.
It is also nice to have somewhere to entertain your friends and family. Something I wrote about a few weeks ago. But, today, I thought I would share with you some easy ways to liven up your outdoor spaces. None of the suggestions below will take you more than a few hours to get done.
Plant a tree
If you have enough room, consider planting a tree. It has not even got to be a big one. As you can see from there are some really beautiful dwarf varieties available. Even varieties that you can plant in pots, which are ideal if all you have is a small patio.
Planting a tree will only take you an hour or so, but you will get pleasure from it for a lifetime. It will cleanse your air and provide a beautiful natural focal point for your garden. If you choose a fruit or nut baring variety it will provide you with fresh food.
Maybe shade too. For example, walnut trees grow big and have quite a wide canopy. So, there are lots of reasons to plant a tree, or maybe more, in your garden.
Set up a cooking and eating area
Being able to eat outside is always a delight. Plus, for some reason, food that is cooked outside always seems to taste nicer. You tend to cook simpler food and opt for something that cooks relatively fast. So, everything is fresher and tastier.
Setting up a cooking area could be as simple as buying a barbecue unit or as complicated as having an outside kitchen built. The same is true for your eating area. You could simply go online and order a table and chairs set. Or, you could do something more interesting. For example, build a fire pit with seating incorporated into it along the edges. This option is a bit more expensive and it will take quite a bit of time and effort to get done. But, it is a lovely idea that will help you to be able to continue to use your garden in the winter.
String up some lights
Lights make everything look prettier. Plus, of course, they are practical. Once you have got your lighting right you will find that you are able to spend more time on your terrace, patio or in your garden. Again, installing lighting need not be time-consuming. Outdoor string lights can quickly be hung and wired in. Just make sure that you buy the type that is designed to be used outside.
Set up a hammock
If you have the space set up a hammock or a day bed. You will really enjoy being able to relax and maybe sleep in your garden.
Set up an automatic watering system
Keeping your plants watered can be time-consuming. So, if you can, set up a way to water them automatically. It is quite easy to buy and install a professionally manufactured system. But, if you are working with a tight budget, you might be better off trying one of the suggestions.