Summer is the time for relaxing in the garden. The weather at this time of year is starting to get too hot and dry for planting or re-organising. So take time to smell the flowers. Peaceful, tranquil seating and dining areas are at the heart of every garden and it’s important to identify areas in your garden for relaxing as well as the perfect pieces of garden furniture.
Every garden needs at least two seating areas, one in the sun and one in full or partial shade. There’s nothing like taking your breakfast in the sunny spot in your garden, but by midday in July and August you’ll be longing for a piece of cool shade.
The other key factor is security and comfort. When we relax we have a primal need to feel safe, which in the garden translates into not feeling overlooked or watched and having the protection of a wall or hedge to your back. Comfort is also key. On long summer days you want the plump cushions, leg room and stretching-out space that you also enjoy indoors.
Finally think about your garden style, contemporary gardens need contemporary furniture, but Mediterranean gardens suit a more rustic style. Find something that fits your style, but above all find furniture that’s so comfortable you’ll nod off while enjoying the peace of your garden.
Placing Garden Furniture
For help organising your garden and placing garden furniture, find out about our Garden Coaching