4 Things You Need to Get Your Garden Summer-Ready

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With summer fast-approaching, now is the time to spruce up your garden in time for the sunshine. Given the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, millions of people are looking forward to socialising again and it’s likely that outdoor gatherings will be permitted before indoor get-togethers are possible.

Due to this, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’ve got a fabulous outdoor space to enjoy this summer. However, improving your garden won’t just enhance your enjoyment of your home; it can also have a positive impact on the value of your property. For inspiration, take a look at these four things you need to get your garden summer-ready:

1. Awnings

If we’re lucky enough to enjoy hot weather all season, you’ll need an awning to provide shade and respite from the sun. Easily installed on the side of your property, awnings can complement your exterior décor, as well as provide some much-needed sun cover.

Electric and automated awnings make it easy to ensure your garden is ready for use at any time. Whether you have an impromptu get-together with friends, your kids want to play outside, or you simply want to relax and enjoy the weather, an electric awning can be opened in seconds. Of course, if we’re set for a classic British summer, you can rely on an awning to protect you from rain showers too!

2. Patios and Decks

No matter what size your garden is, you’ll want to be able to make the most of your outdoor space and a patio or deck is the ideal way to do so. When you install a deck adjoining your home, for example, you can create an indoor-outdoor environment that maximises space. Alternatively, installing decking on an existing patio can extend the usable space and make your garden infinitely more functional.

As well as making your garden more versatile, a deck can substantially improve the aesthetic of your outdoor space too. With composite decking, you can choose from a wide range of colours and enjoy a long-lasting, low-maintenance garden feature. What’s more, enhancing your garden with decking can boost the value of your home.

If you want to know more about composite decking and the impact it can have on property prices, take a look at Ecoscape’s handy guide and discover the answer to the burning question: Will Adding A Composite Deck Increase Your Home’s Value? As a leading supplier of environmentally friendly composite landscaping products, Ecoscape offer a wide range of composite decking, along with a 20+ year warranty, so you can be confident your new deck will stand the test of time.

3. Outdoor Heating

There’s no denying that a British summer can be a little chillier than we’d like, so get prepared for cooler evenings by installing outdoor heating in your garden. There are plenty of options to choose from, from fixed installations to portable options. Similarly, you’ll find a wide range of gas and electric outdoor heaters on offer, so it’s easy to find the right style for you.

When you add outdoor heating to your garden, you’ll find that you’re able to spend much more time outdoors, which means you can really make the most of your garden. From sleek, contemporary portable heaters to rustic fire pits, adding some extra warmth to your garden can enhance its aesthetic and add the finishing touches to your exterior design.

4. Seating

If you can’t relax and get comfortable when you’re enjoying your garden, it will tarnish the experience and result in you spending more time indoors. Fortunately, it’s easy to incorporate superb seating into your redesign and get your garden ready for the start of summer.

Many homeowners are choosing outdoor furniture that can withstand virtually any weather conditions, as it means you won’t have to find anywhere to store it indoors when it’s not in use. What’s more – being able to leave your garden furniture outside ensures you won’t have to unpack, reassemble or move it every time you want to use it.

If you’re looking for a permanent solution or you want to create a focal point in your garden, why not consider sunken seating? This allows you to dedicate a particular area of your garden to relaxation and socialisation, as well creating a spectacular aesthetic.

Planning Your Garden Upgrade

After a long winter indoors, everyone’s eager to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, warm breeze and sunnier days. However, you’ll want to begin planning your upgrades now to ensure your garden is ready in time for summer. Fortunately, composite decking, outdoor furniture, awnings and heaters can be installed simply and efficiently. If you’re looking for fast and effective ways to transform your garden in time for summer, these are a great place to start!

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