The weather is leisuretriptips and the sun is starting to shine. There are buds on the trees and plants and flowers are starting to poke their heads above the ground. It looks as though Spring is just around the corner and now it is time to start planning some garden leisure time. We spend so much time working it is nice to be able to have some free time with our family relaxing in the garden.
After winter the garden requires nurturing back to health following the harsh weather. The garden needs tidying and the patio and patio furniture needs checking for wear and tear. Can you clean it down, repaint or varnish it, or is it beyond repair and needs replacing or do you just prefer to go for a new look and replace it anyway?
When choosing your patio furniture make sure it is functional and the items will fit on your patio area comfortably. For a more informal and relaxed patio area try some lounge sofas and add cushions to all the chairs and with a low matching coffee table you will have a perfect outdoor lounge area. There is some really good quality all weather ratten patio furniture that lends itself perfectly to this relaxing lounge theme and it is complemented by the matching patio dining table and chairs which will turn your patio into an out of doors lounge and dining area.
With high quality comfortable patio furniture you will be able to dine, relax and enjoy the tranquility of your garden on hot summer days and warm summer evenings.
Adding brightly coloured flowers in planters to the patio area and hanging baskets with trailing plants and a gazebo, for some shade when the sun is too bright, will give a complete freshness to your outdoor living space and make it feel homely.
You could create a small children’s play area with beanbag seating and outdoor play equipment which will keep the children entertained while you relax.
For more formal patio areas there are ranges of seating and patio dining sets in both cast iron or wood, but they do require maintenance every year. The cast iron furniture usually needs repainting and wooden furniture has to be treated against the weather. Both are hard wearing and durable and with deep cushions can be made comfortable.
By planning your garden leisure time now it will save time and money, and avoid the last minute panic of trying to find the furniture that you want when the sun does start to shine. While everyone else is rushing around trying to furnish their patios, you will be able to sit and relax on your new patio furniture and enjoy the free time you have because of your forward planning.