With a long winter spent in isolation for many, it’s safe to say we’re all glad that spring is only around the corner. The mornings are getting lighter and the days longer, which means it’s now time to start getting your outside space ready for the nicer weather.
Whether or not we’ll be hosting our friends and family, sprucing up your garden space for you to enjoy yourself can have more benefits than you might realize.
Why making the most of your garden is important
There are so many reasons for turning your garden into somewhere you want to spend time. Not only will it spruce up space, but you’ll also be able to stay active in the outdoors too, which is something we all want after spending months cooped up inside.
Staying active in your outside space has a number of health benefits too. Not only does moving your body help your mental and physical health, breathing in fresh air is incredibly good for you. Did you know that fresh and clean air helps our lungs to more fully dilates and improves your lung cleansing function? Thanks to your newly transformed outdoor area, you’ll be able to experience all the benefits!
How automation can transform your garden
Automation and new technology don’t just have to be for inside your home, your garden can benefit too! If you’re installing new lighting outside for example, why not grab yourself some smart bulbs and link them up to your existing system. Whether you already have Alexa, Samsung, or Google, it’s incredibly easy to transform your garden into a tech haven.
You could add lighting to your decking or dining area, or even have lights on either side of your pathway so you can see where you’re going as the light begins to fade on an evening. Impress your friends, family, and neighbors with some smart lighting this spring and summer.
Top lighting ideas
Adding new lighting to your outside area is pretty straightforward, whether you go technical or not. All you need is a few basic tools such as a drill, drill bits, and pliers to install your new fixtures. You’ll also potentially need a good working knowledge of electrics depending on whether or not you’re hardwiring these new lights in.
Here are some top lighting ideas for 2021 to really spruce up your outside space.
- Hidden up-lighters around your fencing or in your flowerbeds to add warmth
- Under-seat lighting for your dining or entertaining space
- Hurricane lanterns and lamps to adorn your table or dot around your decking/patio
- Spotlights on your decking
- Up and downlights either side of your bi-fold or patio doors
- Up-lights underneath trees to add height and a wow factor
- Globe lights dotted in your flower beds as features