One of the most important parts to address is the social area. All gardens should have a space where you can sit down and enjoy food and drinks together whilst soaking up the sunshine. Raised decking is a superb place to do this as it can look fantastic and perfectly blends the indoors and outdoors together.
You will want to have a table large enough so that you can enjoy family BBQ’s, as well as enough chairs for the family and a few additional guests. It is worth installing a clear glass balustrade if you have raised decking and young children, as this will make sure that no accidents occur and it can also look great too.
You may also want to consider outdoor lighting for this social area. This allows you to enjoy being outside once the sun goes down, plus it can also help to create a welcoming ambience and accentuate certain areas at night.
Another way to revamp your garden is to invest in some fun lawn games that you can play as a family. This could include skittles, croquet, bowls or any other type. Kids love to spend time playing in the garden, so consider joining them with games that are great fun for everyone. You may also want to invest in some outdoor storage so that these games and any other toys can be stored away whenever not in use. This keeps the garden looking tidy and attractive.
If your grass often looks scruffy and unattractive, consider constructing a non-plant surface through the garden to create contrast and to improve the look of the overall area. This could be a gravel path, pebbles, bark chips or paving slabs.
Applying fresh paint to the perimeter fencing, garden shed and furniture is a quick and easy way to revitalise the entire backyard and you could even try bold new colours to revamp the garden.
These simple steps will transform your garden and ensure that it is where you and your family create many happy memories this summer.