Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Garden Functional

by Jeff Williams on September 1, 2015

in Landscape

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Creating the perfect outdoor space is going to require a lot of work. You want a garden that looks good, but that’s also functional. We’re in the middle of summer at the moment, and there’s still time to hold some BBQ parties before the cold weather comes. So, you probably want to act fast and make the necessary changes.

It would help if you had some cash to invest, but there’s nothing wrong with doing everything yourself.

Set a couple of weekends aside, and you’re sure to create something fantastic.

Lay a slabbed pathway

The last thing you want is people walking all over your garden. They could damage the grass and traipse mud and dirt into your home. Building a deck should help to improve the situation. However, you can solve that problem by laying a pathway. You’ll find lots of different products that might be suitable. The cheapest and easiest way to get things sorted is to buy some slabs. Head down to your local garden store today to check out their selection. Ideally, you want something large enough, so you only have to lay a single line. Make sure you run some string from the top to the bottom of your garden to guarantee the pathway is straight.

Build a BBQ

Building a BBQ could help you to save a lot of money. All those bricks aren’t cheap, but they will last for a long time. People who purchase cheap BBQs from their local store have to replace them frequently. That is not the case when you build a good-quality product from scratch. You’ll find lots of guides online that show you how to do everything. You’re going to need a specially designed double chamber vacuum too. You will use that to remove any ash from the BBQ when you are finished cooking. Best of all? Most of those products are heat resistant. So, you don’t even have to wait for the ashes to cool down.

Erect a summerhouse

Presuming your garden is large enough, erecting a summerhouse could be ideal. You can use that space to enjoy the outdoors without getting too cold. There are many different designs from which you can select. In some instances, it makes more sense to pay a professional to erect the construct. However, those of you who need to save money should try it yourselves. So long as you can recruit a friend to give you a hand, you’ll have no problems. You can run electricity cables from your home to the summerhouse if you want to put a stereo or TV set in there.

The three ideas you’ve just read will make your garden far more functional this year. When all’s said and done, you need to make good use of that space. You paid for it when you purchased your home. So, now is the time to start working and changing your garden for the better. Anyone who needs more inspiration should search online. There are thousands of articles out there that will point you in the right direction.

Good luck!

Image Credit: Tom Lee

If you want something done, do it yourself; other wise it’ll never get done. Learn to do it if you don’t know and never despair until you finish what has to be done.

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