Things To Do In The Garden
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
With a bit more of Summer to enjoy, we’ve collated a list of some of our favourite things to do in the garden. Whether you want some alone time, or something to get the family all together, we’ve an idea for all occasions.
A bug hotel, and water fun
Taking Care of your Plants - This may seem like an obvious idea, but it really can be relaxing. Sitting down in the sunshine, pulling up the weeds, watering your plants, can all give you some down time and peace, not to mention it’s very rewarding. Once you’ve cared for your garden, you can sit back and enjoy the beauty of everything around you.
Build a Bug Hotel - Kids love studying bugs, so why not give children and grandchildren a place where they can discover and explore, and help local wildlife in the process. Take some old bricks, pieces of wood, pipes, anything that would give the bugs holes and hiding places, then build from a level piece of ground upwards with your larger objects. Once finished, fill in some of the gaps with moss, twigs and leaves and watch the bugs check in.
Plant Some Veg / Flowers - Grab yourself some seed packets and soil, grab a patch of your garden and get to work - and you can then ‘relish’ in the ‘fruits’ of your labour. Children too will love having their own space to watch their plants grow.
Make a Water World - Summertime is the best time to let the kids get wet and you don’t have to worry about them traipsing mud through the house or catching cold, so why not create some fun obstacles and add water to make them a slip and slide or water play area. You can use old tarpaulin and washing up liquid to make the perfect slide, and to save your holding the hose, why not get a floor sprinkler attachment for hours of fun.
- Paint Party - Your decking or fence panels need care, and every now and then will need a repaint / protection. The summer is the perfect time to invite friends over for a bit of food and some delicious lemonades in the garden - and why not stick some music on and get painting? You’re then having fun whilst also ticking off one of those all important garden tasks for the year.