words Alexa Wang
While the idea of going somewhere far away and enjoying some time for yourself certainly helped get you through the dreadful winter months, it’s not always as good as we make it out to be.
After all, once you factor in travel time and once you consider how long it takes us to adjust to the time differences, it seems like you’re already at the airport once again waiting to board for a flight home. This starts the next cycle of waiting for your next holiday. What if there was a better way? What if you could ensure that you maximized the time you had available by making your home the ultimate getaway. With the right tips, that’s exactly what you can do. Here are some of the best tips to ensure your garden is staycation ready.
Tips To Keep Your Garden Staycation Ready:
1. Spruce Things Up
While the idea of getting up to work on your garden may not have been calling your name, it’s not something you want to put off. With the sun starting to come out for longer periods and the weather getting warmer, now is the right time to go outside and get to work. You want to give your garden a touch-up to ensure that you are going to be able to create an oasis in your backyard. There are plenty of different things you can do to spruce up your garden. As soon as you have laid the foundations of sprucing up your garden, you will be able to begin making changes to ensure it’s a place you actively want to spend time in. Take a look at the many hot tubs available for the ultimate relaxing garden.
2. A Summer Home
The weather in Britain is anything but predictable. The fact is, you are bound to experience rain at the worst possible time. Luckily, there are log cabins that you can get that will give you the insulation you need. This way, you can develop a summer home directly on your property. It’s a place you’ll want to spend time in rather than one you’ll want to avoid and get far away from. Best of all, a log cabin can be converted into a home office throughout the winter months as they are naturally insulated and they all come with double-glazed windows and doors to trap the heat.
3. A Kitchen Garden
A garden wouldn’t be staycation ready without a place to cook. You need a place where you can turn lunch into dinner. That’s why you should be investing in your kitchen space in your garden. Having one is a must for any garden that is to be deemed staycation ready. You want a designated space that will allow you to grill meat and host get together. You want to spend money on the proper equipment and appliances to ensure you are properly equipped. Once you get a good-quality barbeque in place, you’ll be ready to host parties!
4. Water Features
The gentle sound of trickling water is a mystical thing. It can make your entire garden a much more relaxing place to be. Best of all, it can help you get rid of some of the outside noise if you happen to live near roads or highways. Getting a water feature can be a good addition to any garden space that is to be staycation ready. Luckily, there are plenty of different designs that you can choose from. You’ll want to find one that meshes well with your current garden setup. That way, you find something that compliments the overall style of your garden space.
If you are looking to turn your garden into the ultimate oasis, you may want to spend the money on a hot tub. This is the ultimate feature that could deliver the kind of relaxation you might need to consider your garden the optimal place for a staycation. Believe it or not, but a lot of places don’t require authorization to install a hot tub. As long as you can afford it and as long as you can do so, installing a hot tub can be a great addition.
Unfortunately, if you live in a crowded development, you’re likely already familiar with how hilly areas can eliminate your privacy even if you have a fence. If that’s the case, you’ll want to get a higher fence or make use of shrubbery and carefully placed plants to obstruct the view. This can give you the kind of privacy that you might be looking for when it comes to staying in your garden and being able to relax.