Once upon a time, if we were to delve into the history books, there was only one social space in the house. This was the living room – and nothing else came close.
Since then, the typical house has metaphorically been turned on its head. We’ve all heard the stories about the kitchen now being one of the central social areas for interaction, but if you cast your net further (particularly if you live in a climate that attracts warmer temperatures) the garden can work like this as well.
So, how exactly do you piece together your “social garden”? Through today’s post, we will investigate.
Make sure it’s not attracting the wrong type of guests
There’s nothing worse than a beautiful summer day, only for everyone looking to rush inside at the first opportunity. The reason? Mosquitos.
Admittedly, this isn’t an issue that is going to be common all over the world, but in most places, it is a problem that exists. As such, long before the summer outdoor entertaining season begins, turn to a mosquito control service. This will rid your yard of the insects, and allow everyone to enjoy summer like they should.
Ensure it is a private space
You don’t have to build huge walls around your yard, but at least ensuring the neighbours can’t be snooping into your outdoor party should be on your agenda.
Nowadays, there are all sorts of plants you can use to achieve this effect, meaning that you still get light flowing into your garden, but you also get to shield it from prying eyes.
Make sure there is plenty of shading
Granted, if you reside in a climate where the temperatures get at the very most mild, this next point probably doesn’t need to apply to you. However, on the most part, gardens do need shading. Even in the likes of the UK, where there might only be a couple of months of the year where the sun comes in its full flow, there will still be occasions where it’s far too warm to be basking under it for the entire afternoon.
Similarly to the last point, this is where your creativity comes into play. You don’t have to build a gaping structure, but can instead turn to shrewd green arrangements. For example, a pergola can work a treat in these cases. You tick the box of decking your garden out in green, with these plants interwinding and creating a secluded space that can also protect you from the sun.
Can you link to your indoor space?
Let’s conclude proceedings with our biggest suggestion. Sure, this final point might result in the highest costs, but if you can interlink your indoor and outdoor spaces, you really will be onto a winner.
There’s a reason bifold doors are completely in fashion nowadays; they facilitate this indoor-outdoor transition. They open an entire wall up to your garden, and this can prove perfect if you are entertaining guests with food from the kitchen.
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