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Summer days in your own garden

For months, you have been working in your garden. You have cultivated, refurbished and taken care of it. You have invested many hours and now it is time to enjoy the results of what you have worked for. Spending leisure time in your own garden seems strange to many people but you owe it to yourself to do so. You can enjoy the delights of the garden according to your moods and desires – a luxury you should allow yourself more often.

Your garden can be turned into a resort during late summer once extended holidays have ended and only weekends are on offer for relaxation. Don’t waste time on driving to a weekend destination; all you need to do is open your back door and step through.
A few things to consider....

Atmosphere

To create an enjoyable holiday atmosphere in your own garden, you should furnish your garden with beautiful items that give you that holiday feeling. Garden furniture like tables, chairs, sun loungers and sun umbrellas add comfort and style to your backyard. Use accessories like cushions, candles and centrepieces to add vibrant colour and a festive look. Your fresh flowers and planted pots is all you need for added decorations.
Hang up a hammock and keep your favourite book or magazine at arm’s reach. Savour the tranquillity, take a deep breath and simply relax.
Nightfall is a great time to live your garden from a different angle. Scatter fairy lights and torches around your sitting area and in trees and you will light up your late summer evenings creating a cosy atmosphere.

Gardening is healthy

For passionate gardeners, time in the garden is not a chore but a joy. All the hard work has positive health side-effects too; your blood pressure drops, your heart rate slows and steadies, your stress levels are reduced and your muscles are given the low impact work-out they require.

Add a new room to your home

Have you always wanted to add a new room to your home? Your garden can be transformed into a second living room, dining room and why not, a bedroom during the summer months, especially the cooler ones of February. A large blanket and some cushions transform your beautiful lawn into a kids’ reading corner or the perfect spot for a Saturday lunch at home. Moving the kitchen to the exterior with a classic Aussie BBQ means less time cleaning up and more time with the family. Once night falls and it’s time to head inside for bed, don’t! Just stay out in a tent or swag and enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature at night. It will create childhood memories for your little ones that will be cherished for years to come.

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