5 things to transform your garden this National Gardening Week

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Planning to transform your garden? Sandstone paving, outdoor lanterns and hammocks should be at the top of your garden wish list this National Gardening Week!

If you’re yet to do anything to celebrate National Gardening Week, it’s not too late! There is still time to grab your garden tools and give your outdoor space a spruce up in time for spring and summer.

As well as all the great stuff you can buy to get the get the kids into gardening, there are a number of products to make the garden a more relaxing and enjoyable place to spend time. Whether you decide to buy some new garden paving, furniture or something for the children, make sure you get outside this gardening week and see how you can make the most of your outdoor space.

Aquaforno Outdoor BBQ

Finding the right barbecue setup can be difficult. There are so many on the market and they can vary wildly in price, from £50 all the way up to over £1000. But if you enjoy cooking outdoors, it’s worth buying something which is long-lasting and versatile with what you can cook up.

If you want something simple and portable, the Aquaforno outdoor stove is a winner. It’s easy to assemble, use and clean, so the children can get involved, too. Using both wood and charcoal to create a fire, the Aquaforno can cook standard BBQ food as well as pizza, jacket potatoes, cookies and more! There is also a handy tap to enjoy hot water and it can keep you toasty on cooler evenings spent in the garden.

Forest Garden Parsley Playhouse

A garden playhouse for the children is perfect for storing all of their outdoor toys. Investing in a sturdy playhouse enables the children to play inside if it starts to rain and it can be a shelter to protect them from the sun during the hottest hours of the day.

Playhouses come in a variety of sizes and colours, but the Forest Garden Parsley Playhouse is a reliable and simple playhouse for the children. Buy some paint so the children can get creative and design the outside of the playhouse themselves.

Outdoor Lanterns

Lights are essential if you spend time in the garden at night — and choosing the right lights can have a profound effect on the atmosphere when the sun goes down. Outdoor lights can really transform a garden at night. The children will love it, too, as it can make you garden feel magical.

There are a variety of lights available depending on the style of your garden. Lights4Fun have a wonderful array of lighting, but one of the best and most popular styles is outdoor lanterns. Lanterns give a relaxing vibe and can create excellent mood lighting. They can be hung in trees as well as placed on garden paving and gravel.

Sandstone Paving

Garden paving can make a big difference to the aesthetics of a garden. If you’re planning on buying some garden furniture, garden paving is essential so that the furniture doesn’t wobble, like it does on grass or gravel.

Sandstone paving is a popular choice for many gardens, as it is both durable and comes in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes. For a really unique design, Indian sandstone paving comes in three different tones, offering a varied effect and adding a splash of colour.

Freestanding Hammocks

A standard garden table and chairs are a necessity for enjoying a BBQ in the garden. However, if you prefer chilling out with music or a good book, a hammock is perfect for relaxing in the garden on a sunny afternoon.

Simply Hammocks stocks an array of hammocks for you to choose from. Single, double or family hammocks are all available in different designs. Although hammocks are often attached to trees, this isn’t a problem if you garden is sparse.  Many of the hammocks available can be attached to freestanding wooden stands. These can easily be placed on the grass or garden paving.

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  1. Thank you for the great ideas of transforming a garden. As for me, I think it is a good idea to add some sporty goods in the garden. Such as an outdoor pool or table tennis.
    In my small garden i have both of them!

  2. I love my garden so much and I am always looking for the useful way to make it become much more beautiful. And your tips give me a lot of ideas to renew my old garden and make it become the funny place for my son to play outside. Thank you for your sharing.

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