The single thing which is a dominating factor when it comes to gardens this year, (hopefully not all of it) is Covid-19. The pandemic has completely altered the way we use our gardens, which only can be described as a positive thing, as more people are enjoying the physical and mindful benefits that come from having a garden. Having fresh air, a place to exercise and the outdoors, in general, have a huge role to play in maintaining good mental health and will play a huge role in our lives for 2021 too.
Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds are also known as garden boxes and are absolutely great for growing small plots of vegetables, fruits and flowers. They keep pathway weeds from your soil, prevent soil compaction and also help to provide good drainage. They also serve as a great barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. The sides of the raised garden beds also help to stop eroding and potentially washing away during heavy rains.
Having a raised garden bed which also reduces back strain when bending over to tend the bed. This is certainly more helpful for older gardeners as they can sit on the edge of the bed while weeding. For gardeners with bad backs or who are older is the biggest benefit of all.
Sunken Seating Area
Sunken seating areas have become extremely popular in recent years and truly do look absolutely beautiful in a range of different garden shapes and styles. Sunken seating creates an intimate, cosy and private lounge area. Sunken seating areas bring a sense of excitement to your outdoor space and also add a hint of playfulness to the design. It can act as a central attraction of the landscape.
Growing Your Own
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is more popular than ever before, especially as more and more people are turning to a vegetable-based diet. People since spending more time at home people are making their own homegrown produce. Not only is it delicious but believe it or not it also has nutritional benefits too. Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a simple and fun project to do and the best thing about it is you can do it with your children too, which if they are home from school is perfect and educational too.
Reuse & Recycle
There are so many different ways and materials that you can reuse or recycle in your garden. Some people use palettes to make seating and tables, Water bottles can create makeshift plant pots, forks, knives and spoons can be used for labelling your plants and even old shelving can be used to create storage in the garden.
Creating a wildlife-friendly outdoor space should be at the front of everything we do no matter the size of the location. Creating a safe location for the birds to come is very important. Buy your bird food from a reputable source as this ensures the seeds level of quality and will usually have the environment in mind too. Different birds like different seeds – you could join a seed subscription website that will send you different seeds monthly, allowing you to see different birds in your garden throughout the year.
Create The Garden Of Your Dreams
Wring are a team of Builders Merchant in Bristol and are able to help provide you with all of the garden supplies and fencing you need which are suitable for commercial and domestic use. If you are unsure about which products you should use our team will help to make sure we provide you with all the tools and supplies you need to help you create the garden you have always dreamed of and will make the most of in Summer 2021 and Summer’s to come in the future. If you would like more information on our services or products please get in touch today on 0117 978 2693.
Sarah Wirth works for Wring Builders Merchants as a marketing specialist.