Spring is finally here and now is a good time to start planning how you can improve your garden so you can enjoy it in the summer. The size of your garden does not matter as there are plenty of different things you can do to improve it. Whether you have a small garden and you want to be able to grow your own vegetables, want the perfect setting for a garden party or simply want somewhere suitable for a good BBQ there are plenty of solutions available.

Using Art And Paving To Create Interesting Looks

Laying paving is a great way to create some interesting effects in your garden and if you combine this with some garden sculpture then they can be truly magnificent. Installing permeable paving is a great way to solve any problems you have with water drainage as it allows water to drain naturally into the ground. Permeable paving is also available in a wide choice of colours and materials, which can be the perfect accompaniment to any garden sculpture. There is a wide range of different garden sculptures that you can choose from. You could opt for traditional garden gnomes or Buddha statues or you might want something that resembles a piece of modern art.

Above Ground Swimming Pools

It is generally considered that buying a swimming pool for your garden is a time consuming and expensive task. An option that is less expensive and quicker to install is above ground pools. Above ground pools come in a variety of styles and materials giving you the option of wooden, metal or soft sided pools. This means you can have a long pool for swimming lengths in or a smaller splash pool for cooling off on those hot summer days.

Growing Your Own Vegetables

Many people are choosing to grow their own vegetables these days but many people think that this requires a large amount of space. There are a range of space saving solutions that will allow you to grow vegetables in the smallest areas. A great way of doing this is by using raised garden beds because they come in all shapes and sizes. A good raised garden bed is deep and full of high quality top soil that many of us simply don’t have in our garden leading to a better yield of crops. If you are good at DIY then you could build your own raised garden bed but there are a number of different kits that are also available to buy.

Build A Bigger BBQ

Many people buy a new BBQ everytime their old one breaks or rusts away. However, if you have the space in the garden and some general brick laying skills then you can easily build a permanent BBQ for your garden. You can create a BBQ your friends will be jealous of in a few days, with minor building skills and relatively cheap materials. There are plenty of examples online of what can be achieved easily and you don’t need to have an extravagant design to achieve great effects.

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