How To Get More Use Out Of Your Back Garden in 2021 *

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How to Get More Use Out of Your Back Garden in 2021

For many homeowners, a huge bonus is having a private back garden in which they can enjoy their own piece of nature. Having that space to retreat to for a quiet afternoon, entertaining friends, or just playing with the kids can be a lovely feature of the home. But for many, their back garden goes underused, not living up to its full potential. If you find you don’t venture out into the back garden very often, it’s time to take a closer look and figure out ways to improve it so that you can get more use out of it. To help spark some inspiration, here’s a look at a few improvements you can make in 2021.

Get in Touch with Your Green Thumb

It could be that your back garden is lacking in personality simply because you’ve never really created a design or put much work into it. An effective way to address that is to get in touch with your green fingers – in other words, get planting! Planting a variety of shrubs, bushes, ornamental trees, and a mixture of perennials and annuals will instantly add life and beauty to the back garden.

If you are creating new flower beds, make sure you are giving everything enough space to grow and mature so that it doesn’t end up crowded within a couple of years.

Create a Defined Shaded Area

Another reason your back garden may be going underused is the lack of shade. Although it’s nice to sit out in the sunshine, at times it is just too hot, or you may be mindful of the UV rays and not want to end up with sunburn. This is why it’s so important to create a defined shaded area of the garden. The good news is that you’ve got plenty of fabulous options.

One way to create shade is with an aluminium patio cover or an aluminium pergola. If you don’t want to fully commit to a roof that is always there, you can look into a retractable roof pergola from a company like Nationwide. Nationwide specialises in a variety of awnings, verandas, and patio roofs - all meant to fit your specific needs. Their louvred patio roof is even available on freestanding models, which gives you the flexibility to create that shady area anywhere you like. Go ahead and use the louvre patio roof over a dining set, an outdoor sectional sofa, or even a hot tub.

Seating is Everything

Of course, if you want to be able to lounge and relax outdoors, you need a place to sit down. This means investing in high-quality comfortable outdoor furniture that can stand up to the weather. Be mindful of selecting enough pieces that don’t just accommodate your household, but provide enough seating for when you entertain.

By using each of these tips, you’ll be creating a back garden that calls to you and makes you want to get outdoors.

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