These expert tips will help you get ready to welcome family and friends round in record time;
Cut the lawn and sweep the patio
Simply tidying the space can make a surprising amount of difference in a short time.
A freshly cut lawn and a patio that’s clear of fallen leaves, dead weeds and layers of dust creates a welcoming aesthetic for guests….and for yourself.
Cover unsightly walls
Uninspiring walls and fences can easily be renovated by introducing a vertical garden – and that’s not at all as scary as it sounds.
PlantBoxes are easy to install and can house plenty of colourful plants to bring in colour and interest, and hide any pasty walls or faded fences.
A living wall system can be delivered promptly, and your local garden centre will stock brightly coloured pre-grown flowers to plant that will immediately elevate your outdoor space. Get creative – the stunning effect can be quite startling.
Go inside out
Whether you’re going to be basking in the sun all day or simply sitting out during the evening, the garden will need some attractive and comfortable furnishings.
Don’t be afraid to bring indoor furniture outside to create a practical spot to relax, dine and socialise. Rugs, throws and cushions can brighten up existing garden furniture.
Keep it neat
Taking the time to prune any overgrown bushes and pull out those unwanted weeds is the simplest way to sharpen up the garden. It’s a simple and rewarding activity and is an ideal activity for winding down after work.
Throw some shade
Provide a protective parasol or position your furniture under a tree for those who prefer the shade or who are sensitive to the strong UV. Not only will this elevate your garden’s general aesthetic but will also keep you safe from the sun’s harsh rays and allow for quiet reading space.
Don’t forget a wireless speaker to set the mood with a summertime music playlist.
Funky cutlery, mats and table top accessories will also bring colour and jazz to your garden entertaining.
Gardening expert, Tom Luck, from Growing Revolution, said: “If your outdoor area needs a little renovation, don’t worry, you don’t need a whole season to transform your garden from a shrubbery heathen to a heatwave heaven.
“The sun is the main attraction so love your outdoor space for what it is and enjoy the balmy weather!”
Growing Revolution’s innovative PlantBox product helps more people access green space. Ordinary UK household waste is used to produce a cleverly simple stacking box system that creates beautiful vertical gardens.
The product is made from 100 per cent recycled materials and with a cascading watering system that simplifies plant care, was commended as a finalist in the 2021 RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year awards.
Visit the website growingrevolution.com to find out more.