Have you noticed that even though the schools are on holiday, there are thousands of people around? This is because most families have stayed home this summer; trips to France and Spain have been put on hold for more affordable vacations right in their own gardens.
This change in the way we are spending our vacations and our money has changed the garden trends this season. Usually in summer people will give the lawn a cut, water the garden and forget about it as they pack their bags for the annual family vacation.
This year people are spending money on their gardens, making them perfect for entertaining and enabling the children to have friends over, blowing up the paddling pool and letting them have some wet fun on the hot days.
We have already seen an increased demand for landscaping this season. People are spending money on the outdoor areas of their homes, making them visually appealing to visitors. Landscaped gardens are beautiful to look at and are easy to manage once they are complete; they also ensure you are proud of your outside areas, ideal for the summer barbeque or the children’s fun day in the garden.
People are spending their money on garden sheds and storage areas this season, a place to hide all their garden tools rather than leaving them lying around the garden as in years past. It never mattered before if the tools were lying everywhere, they weren’t home for the summer vacations. This year it’s about garden pride, making the garden as beautiful and clutter free as possible so you are able to welcome people into the garden while being proud of the space.
Features is the perfect way to add that splash of personality to your garden, from beautiful and convenient patio areas to the fun water features in the corner of the garden, more people are choosing to add little garden features to their garden to make it a space they want to enjoy over the summer period.
Previously we would have been happy with a plastic table and a couple of chairs in the garden, easy to clean and use when we wanted, which is seldom due to the time spent at home in the summer. This year more care is being taken on the furniture purchased for gardens, more time is being spent in the garden therefore the furniture chosen is of high quality and elegant and sophisticated in style, making an outside living space the whole family can enjoy.
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