Saturday, April 4, 2015

How to make your garden space more fun for the family

Make your garden space an integral part of your home, a place where the family can spend as much time as in the living room and dining room. To help inspire you, we’ve gathered a few garden ideas that might just tickle your creativity and help you turn your garden into the next favorite family area. 


1. Barbeque party – New to the neighborhood? Host a barbeque party for your neighbors, friends and family for some weekend fun. All you will need is a sturdy garden grill and tables and chairs, and you’re good to go. To get your kids inspired by the idea, have them decorate the place with banners, balloons and other DIY décor. 

2. Zen Garden – If you would like to create a private sanctuary for your yoga and meditation, instead of making it indoors, set it up in the garden where you will be closer to nature and the elements. To make it perfect, remove debris and plant blooms of your choice – whether it be flowers or shrubs - around the garden. Use dense shrubs to help block out the noise pollution as well if you’re situated near a busy, noisy road. If the budget permits, you can even have a fountain, pond for koi, or similar feature installed to harness the healing, calming power of water. 


3. Summer Swimming – Is going to the beach out of the question? Then bring the beach experience to your backyard. The kids –and the kids at heart – will be delighted to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Set up your inflatable pool and sprinklers for a memorable afternoon. To add more fun, bring in water guns and water balloons. 

4. Children’s Playground – Make it easier to keep a watchful eye on the kids as they play outside by building their own playground in the back yard. A simple slide and swing construction or even sandbox can spell many hours fun. For more advanced projects, why not finally build the tree house of your dreams? 

5. Cozy After Drinks Area - After a hard day’s work, sometimes you want to just relax in the quiet. Make the garden an extension of your dining area and living room where you can lounge for after dinner cocktails. Add a few reclining benches or even build an outdoor bar for this project. 


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