How to make the most of your garden

Are you currently making the most of your outdoor space? The warm weather and longer days mean that we are relaxing, entertaining or even working in our gardens. From soft lighting, to furniture, there are many ways that you can update your garden allowing you and your family to enjoy your outdoor space regardless of size or budget.

Whether you’ve got a patio for parties, garden for games, or balcony for book reading you can create the perfect garden for you and your family.


Furniture – There are many places to buy new garden furniture from, including large retail outlets, online retailers or garden centres. Many offer deals so it’s a good idea to shop around before you buy. Alternatively, you can find second-hand furniture at great prices on selling sites such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. You could also update your current furniture set with a lick of paint, or make your own using wooden pallets. Whichever you choose, consider what you’ll mainly be using your furniture for, you may want to eat outside, sunbathe and relax or entertain guests.

Lighting – Make your garden glow all year round with outdoor lighting, which is available in a variety of different designs. Solar lights, rope lights and cordless lamps are just a few different options that you can use depending on the layout and style of your garden. You have a chance to get creative while still keeping to your budget. Garden lighting doesn’t have to be expensive, many discount shops sell a large selection of lights for you to choose from. You should focus on lighting up key features or areas and conceal less attractive parts of the garden.

Accessories – Layer seating areas with throws and cushions allowing you to add your style and favourite colours that can be changed as the seasons come and go. As you can’t always rely on the British weather why not have some cosy blankets on hand for those late evenings gazing up at the stars. If you’re unhappy with your patio, but can’t afford to redo it consider adding an outdoor rug. You can choose a colour and pattern that matches your garden’s style, which is a far cheaper than the alternatives.

Games – Inject some fun into your garden with games for the whole family. It’s not surprising that sales for garden games have soared, yet you might be unaware of the different games that are available. Giant versions of classic games such as Jenga and chess are perfect for those of you who have a large lawn or patio area. Bowls and skittles can bring out your competitive side, not to mention beer pong for those adult-only parties.

Cooking – Al fresco dining is always on-trend but it’s not just about dragging out the barbecue, you can now buy pizza ovens and cooking rings that double as fire pits. The options are endless and if your budget is too, you can really create something special as you transform your garden into an area that your neighbours will envy.

We hope that we have inspired you to make the most of your garden this summer. If you are looking for a new home or have a property to sell please contact our sales team at