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Amazing Garden Upgrades For Summer Parties
08 May 2015

Amazing Garden Upgrades For Summer Parties

Planning any garden parties this summer? If so, you might want to think about upgrading your outside space in preparation. Spring is one of the best times to do it because it will give your garden the chance to recover and grow out so that everything looks perfect.

Here are five amazing garden upgrades for the summer.


Lighting used to be expensive to have in the garden, but there are options out there for every budget these days. Your best bet might be solar powered lights. These will charge up during the day and give you a sufficient light for an excellent barbecue in the evening. Alternatively, you could go a little wild and have spotlights installed. Check out Lighting for Gardens for some inspiration. They can be more expensive to run off the mains, but are available for less than the price of a nice bottle of wine.

Build A Barbie

Now, you could buy a barbecue. But what's the point of that when you can build your own? Given that the kitchen is the heart of many family homes, there is no reason a hand built barbecue can't be the same for your summer garden. Essentially, all you need is a stack of bricks, a spirit level, the ability to lay some small foundations, and some instructions. But you can let your imagination run away with you if you want - and if you have a few thousand pounds lying around you could always pick one of these marvelous creations.

Patio Space

Patios are perfect for summer parties, and your best bet would be to choose a material like wood or stone. Wooden decking is a popular choice, but for a more Mediterranean look, why not go for flagstones? The result will be a mosaic-like finish that has a natural look to it that is perfect for the garden on a hot, summer's night. One thing you need to look out for is a trusted supplier. Flagstone can come in a wide range of qualities, and some are less tough than others. If you don't get a good quality stone, then it won't last five minutes.

Water Feature

Nothing beats the sound of trickling water in as the sun goes down. And the good news is that whatever size your garden is, there is always room for a water feature. They are surprisingly easy to make yourself, although if you are planning something grand, then you should probably get an expert in. One thing to think about with water features is that, however small they are, they always pose a danger to small children. Water can be a great attraction for kids, but accidents can happen in an instant.

Ready to do up your garden for the summer? Whether you want to do some DIY or hire some contractors, as you can see there is plenty you can do. Head over to our article on garden dining next, and you will be well set from now until the autumn. Have a great summer!

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