As summer approaches, now is the perfect time to start refreshing your garden, ready to enjoy the sun. This is especially important if you’re thinking of selling as many buyers value outdoor space. With property viewings on the increase, now is the ideal time.

Follow these key looks to help you and your potential buyers fall in love with your garden.

Grow your own

Whether you have a designated vegetable path or a simple potted herb garden, growing your own produce is becoming increasingly popular due to its relation to natural and sustainable living.

If you have a large outdoor space, you can build stackable raised beds using reclaimed materials to grow a mixture of vegetables, or if space is limited, you could fix boxes or pots to a wall to plant herbs, salad leaves and tomatoes.

Outdoor living room

Gardens are increasingly being used as an extension of the indoors with sofas, cushions, rugs and fairy lights creating an outdoor living area.

Rattan is a popular texture for outdoor furniture to create a holiday feel and is weather-resistant and durable too. L-shaped sofas around a table are perfect for socialising and adding a patio cover helps to make the most of the area all year round.

Garden Jungle

Nature’s association with relaxation and mindfulness has fuelled the trend for creating mini garden jungles. You can create your own oasis by purchasing large leafy plants and tall grasses and adding a comfortable seat or hammock to relax and unwind.

Patchwork patio

Solid patios are becoming a thing of the past and patchwork patios mixing stone slabs with gravel or woodchip are becoming more popular. Not only do they look more interesting, they incorporate sustainable materials, especially if you choose recycled paving stones.

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