It’s safe to say that this summer, most of us will be making the most of a staycation rather than a big trip abroad. It’s no surprise that as a result, over the last few months a lot of us have been investing in giving our outdoor spaces a bit of a spruce up. While here in the UK we may not be able to enjoy quite as much sunshine as we would on the sunny beaches or the hotel poolsides of our favourite holiday destinations, there’s no reason why we can’t make the most of what we’ve got when the sun actually does make an appearance. But how exactly can we make the most of our gardens this summer? Today we’re going to show you how with a well needed dose of summer garden inspiration, with the help of our friends at Original Organics.
Summer Garden Inspiration with Original Organics
Original Organics are probably best known for their wormeries and composting equipment, but they also have an excellent range of products designed to help you create the garden of your dreams. You’ll find everything you need including tools, planters, garden buildings, and those all important finishing touches. Plus, combine your purchase with our Original Organics voucher codes and you’ll be able to carry out the whole shebang for less. Want to find out more? Read on for plenty of summer garden inspiration!
Okay, so it’s not the most fun of tasks when it comes to sprucing up your garden, but it’s a must. Carry out those basic tasks such as removing and treating weeds, sorting out the garden shed and repairing any fencing before you get into anything else and it’ll make the finished result of a garden makeover even more satisfying! If your shed is looking a little on the cluttered side, why not invest in some garden storage boxes to keep everything neat and tidy?
Planting some beautiful summer flowers is a great way to bring a pop of colour to your garden for the years to come. Sowing seeds may not necessarily be something you associate with doing in the summer, but according to Gardeners’ World, it’s a great time to sow perennials and biennials, and you can even plant annuals such as cornflowers, which will flower within six weeks. If your pots and planters are in need of an upgrade, Original Organics have a huge range of sizes, shapes and colours for you to create your own style.
Grow Your Own
Over the last year or so, many of us have turned to growing our own fruit and vegetables in our garden. Not only is it a great way to do your bit for the planet, but what’s better than enjoying a meal prepared with fresh fruit and veg that you’ve grown yourself? July is a great month to plant vegetables such as spring cabbage, turnips, and runner beans, and you can add more to your vegetable patch throughout the year too. It can be a great activity to get the kids involved in too, so why not shop the range of kids’ growing kits for something fun to do during the summer holiday? If you’re a beginner to growing your own fruit and veggies yourself, check out our recent blog on how to start your own fruit and vegetable patch!
If you want to go a step further in doing your bit, why not consider composting? It’s an easy and cheap way to dispose of household waste and also goes towards creating nutrients which will contribute towards growing healthy plants. Not to mention, it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Original Organics have everything you need to start composting effectively, so check out their selection of compost bins and accessories to get started. If you want to go a step further, you could even look at building a wormery, which is an incredibly efficient and sustainable way not only to reduce waste, but it will also help to create valuable and nutritious compost for your garden.
Upgrade Your Garden Furniture
Upgrading your garden furniture can be a great way to give your outdoor space a lift. Whether you go for a full dining set to enjoy those summer BBQs at or just a couple of chairs to sit in while you relax in the sunshine, stylish furniture will help your garden feel more relaxing and welcoming. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to new pieces, why not get creative and update your existing furniture? Upcycling has become a popular trend over the last year or two and it's one way to create something that’s truly unique. Even just a lick of paint can be enough to give an old table and chairs a new lease of life, and if you’re feeling particularly creative, you could use bright and vibrant colours to add a splash of colour.
Light It Up
Outdoor lighting is one of 2020’s most popular garden trends and is a perfect way to create a cosy and relaxed atmosphere in your outdoor space. Not only this, but it’s also a useful way to make your garden feel safer during the winter months when it gets dark earlier. You don’t have to go all out spending extravagant amounts of money either - simply by putting up a few LED string lights can really make a difference!
If you want to create a focal point in your garden, a water feature can be a wonderful addition and can add a relaxing feel too. There’s plenty of different sizes, shapes and designs out there too, meaning that you can still add one to your garden even if you’re working with a very small space. Just make sure it’s kept away from any mischievous children and pets!
If you’re an animal lover, there’s nothing better than making your garden inviting for wildlife. Original Organics have a great selection of wildlife gardening products that will help turn your space into the place to be for hedgehogs, squirrels and birds. The UK is home to so many beautiful bird species, so by adding something as simple as a birdhouse and feed to your garden, you’ll instantly be creating an inviting area for them to visit. Attracting wildlife can also be a great way to get your kids learning about animals and nature too!
Of course during the summer, one thing that will be on our minds is how to keep the kids entertained. We will have already spent the last few months trying to beat the boredom, so what can we do to keep them occupied for another six weeks? Make the most of the warmer weather and invest in some garden games for them to play. In addition to keeping them amused, they can be great fun for the whole family to get involved in too. Choose from a vast range of sports kits such as badminton and rounders, or shop the selection of family favourite board games. Games such as Giant Noughts & Crosses or Giant Snakes & Ladders will be just the thing to keep the kids entertained while the adults kick back with a few drinks at your next BBQ!
Finally, you can’t revamp your garden without a few finishing touches. Garden statues and ornaments are a fantastic way to put your own stamp on your outdoor space and will bring plenty of colour and character! Whether you have a huge space to work with or only a small patch, the finishing touches will help bring together all of your hard work!
We hope we’ve given you plenty of inspiration on how you can make the most of your garden this summer. If you’re on the hunt for more ideas, why not check out our Gardening board on Pinterest? Whether you make a few tweaks or carry out a full garden makeover this summer, My Favourite Voucher Codes are here to make sure that you get it done for less. Just make sure that you take some time to kick back and admire your hard work afterwards! Pop your sunglasses on, grab a drink and put your feet up. You deserve it!
Written by Amy Jackson - 8th July 2020