Get that Holiday Feeling, At Home!
Covid-19 has caused everyone disruptions, partially when it comes to our summer holiday plans. Planes are grounded and so are our plans to travel in the future. Here at Tony Benger Landscaping, we wanted to inspire you with a few ways that you might bring that holiday feeling into your garden at Home.
Firstly, Make the most of what you have got. We can’t all be as lucky enough to have this view of Lyme Regis but if you have a nice tree or a favourite rose, make the most of it! Focus your seating around something special and give yourself time to enjoy it. Loungers are especially good for this, just don’t forget your sun cream!
Having the right furniture can help a lot when it comes to allowing yourself the time to relax in the garden. Buying online during this time is easy and you can find some fantastic deals when investing in outdoor furniture. One key, don’t forget your cushions and blankets. They won’t live outside forever and you’ll have to remember to bring them back inside when it starts raining but there is nothing like relaxing in the sun with some home comforts. Comforts you may expect more from a hotel resort than your home.
If you are looking to invest in some new furniture, buy local where you can. Lyme Regis based company Sitting Spiritually create beautiful swinging benches and day beds. With their products being highlighted at Chelsea Flower Show, investing into something like this means you can have an attractive focal point for years to come as well as a relaxing place to sit with a good book.
Expanding your living space is another way to change your style of living. Adding a permeant feature like patios or decking out the back of a house can instantly provide you with the more space you usually find in the countryside of a holiday. More space for doing the kids homework, for doing some yoga, for taking up new hobbies like sowing seeds or painting, without turning the house into a war zone of mess.
That holiday feeling is often highlighted by getting the kids together and trying something new. Why not give the kids a corner of the garden, get them to choose what to put into a pot, draw a design for the area? If your feeling adventurous, put the finished articles on social media and see who gets the most likes. After all, it’s not a holiday without at least one family argument.
Trying new things is another key aspect of the escapism of a holiday, if you are lucky enough to have space, mow new paths into your meadow or rearrange your pots on the patio so that you are travelling in a new direction. Make your space work for you.
This may mean, because it wouldn’t be a British holiday without at least one downpour of rain, making previsions for when the rain does come. There is nothing better than cuddling up on a bench with a blanket and hot chocolate, watching summer rain come down. Have a look at a photo taken at Burrow Farm Gardens shows summer in all its grey and cloudy glory.
If you have a more modest budget then even an awning can be really useful, keeping the seats and play area dry so you can return to the outside as soon as the showers are over.
Most important for getting that holiday feeling is giving yourself time. Have a day when you’re not worrying about the washing you need to do or the painting you have been meaning to hang. Take some time to enjoy your garden as you might be surprised at how lucky you feel to have a green space of your own.