How To Get More Out Of Your Garden (All Year Round)

When it comes to property value, gardens are a particularly interesting element. On one hand, they are certain to add a great deal of value to the home, with some estimates being as high as 20%. However, on the other hand, gardens generally require maintenance and, considering the country’s climate and predisposition for rainfall, often go underutilised. As such, depending on the garden design and the interested buyer, an outdoor space can be both a positive and a negative aspect when placing a property on the market.

For those with a garden, or those who intend to obtain a property with a garden, it can be worthwhile to consider how you might gain the most out of your garden space throughout the year. There are methods and designs that mean a garden can be valuable even during the gloomiest of days. 

Weather Defense

The addition of certain weather defense assets in a garden can help to open the landscape up. Trees, bushes, and artificial barriers, such as fences, can offer great protection against the wind. This will not only protect garden decor, especially in more severe weather, but will also mitigate or eliminate breezes that would otherwise make an outdoor space less enjoyable.

Modular shelter is also a worthy investment, not only to protect dining areas from rainfall but also as a way to create shade during a sunny day. These assets can be opened or closed depending on the forecast and encourage residents to spend a greater deal of time outside, whether rain or shine.

Outbuilding Comforts

A fantastic way to ensure maximum garden utility is to create a comfortable and enclosed space outdoors. Log cabins are one of the most popular solutions in this scenario, giving homeowners a luxurious garden outbuilding that can be enjoyed in any weather. 

Such a space can be used in a number of ways, with many using them as dining areas or guest houses. Many modern residents are now, however, using cabins and similar outbuildings as professional working spaces, turning their outbuildings into a cosy and private office space.

Heat Lamps

Being outdoors during the day is generally easier than at night, when both the light and temperature drop. A single heat lamp, however, can entirely transform this imbalance. Placed in a social area, heat lamps will illuminate a space while also projecting a significant amount of warmth. Their efficiency is impressive and many residents use them to create comfortable spaces outdoors, enabling them to enjoy an evening to its fullest.

Utility And Growth

If you’re not someone who can face the weather, no matter how many comforts you’re surrounded with, then consider ways in which your garden can work for you even when you’re not around. Vegetable patches, beehives, curing sheds, and water butts are just a few of the additions to a garden that will make the outdoor space, ultimately, work for you. So, if you’re looking for a way to improve the utility of your garden, it might be worth considering what potential the landscape has to offer, even if it is only a few pots to begin growing ingredients.


Elijah Beau Parker: Elijah, a certified green builder, discusses sustainable building practices, energy-efficient homes, and eco-friendly construction materials.

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