Family life is inherently busy and sometimes gardening can take a backseat when parents are tied up with day-to-day commitments of work and childcare. The garden is an important space as it provides a safe place for children to play and for you to relax with friends on warm afternoons and evenings. There are plenty of simple ways to overhaul your garden and really start making the most of it without spending a great deal of money.
It’s definitely worth investing in a garden shed if you’re keen to organize your garden. A shed is the perfect place to store garden furniture, equipment, seedlings and bags of potting compost. If your children have toys they like to play with in the garden, these can also be stored safely in a shed. Sheds allow you to keep your garden tidy and protect garden furniture from the elements, and there are plenty of different designs to choose from. Whether you’re after a traditional wooden shed, or something more inexpensive made from metal or plastic, contact a specialist retailer like Sheds and Things.
If you have a small garden, maximize its potential with a simple design. Think about using smaller paving tiles for the patio, as larger slabs can dwarf the garden. It’s also helpful to keep garden furniture in proportion so that the space doesn't appear cluttered. Make use of your vertical space by planting climbers like roses, clematis and honeysuckle. Highly scented plants are perfect for small gardens because the enclosed space means that you will get the full benefit of the perfumes in flowering months. The smart use of mirrors means that you can create the illusion of space, even in a very small back yard. Don’t be tempted to overcrowd the garden with large plants and shrubs, and stick with a simple theme. Small gardens can be very beautiful, as long as they are planned effectively.
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