7 ways to make the most of your outdoor space during lockdown



Many of us will be eternally grateful for having an outdoor space to enjoy while we are spending more time at home. An al fresco dining area, welcoming workspace or playground for the kids? There are so many ways to make the most of this luxury with minimal time and effort! 


1. Give yourself a mini DIY project 


Have you had a vision of your perfect garden in your mind for months? Now is the time to put these mini projects into action. 


Slatted fence panels give a contemporary feel to outdoor areas and terraces, providing a stylish privacy and security solution for your garden or as garden screening to seclude garden areas.

See our installation guides online to plan how to fit them yourself: https://www.gardentrellis.co.uk/page/store/guides 


Or how about sorting out your storage with our sheds and stores – this can free up space in your house, make your garden tidy and create an exciting new space for you to enjoy time outdoors. We have some great ideas for how you can make your shed suit your needs... https://www.gardentrellis.co.uk/page/news/view/how-will-you-use-your-painted-wooden-shed 


2. Let your garden blossom 


With more time on our hands this is the perfect time to unleash your inner gardener. With more time on our hands this is the perfect time to unleash your inner gardener. Use trellises or obelisks to encourage vertical growth and more greenery. 


Why not also introduce a short gardening habit into your day – perfect if you are working from home and it’s amazing how much of a difference you can make in this time! We love Laetitia Maklouf's 'The Five Minute Garden', full of top tips and tricks to help you spruce, chop, nurture and fuss your garden for just five minutes a day every month of the year!


Between 15th May - 15th June 2020, we are running a competition to WIN a copy of 'The Five Minute Garden'. COMPETITION NOW CLOSED


3. Upgrade your home office 

Finding it hard to concentrate in a busy house? Create a dedicated workspace in your garden with a home office! This is also great for creating that clear divide between the working day and your free time, lines which have become slightly blurred recently!  

Read our top reasons why you should think about a garden office. https://www.gardentrellis.co.uk/page/news/view/7-great-reasons-you-should-have-a-garden-office 


4. Get a change of scenery by dining outside whenever possible 


Dust off that outdoor dining set and enjoy dinner al fresco – a great way to break up a long day working from home and create a bit of difference from your normal routine.  


5. Take your exercise outside 

Many of our homes have been adjusted to create a ‘home gym’, why not make the most of your outdoor space and set up your yoga mat or bring your PE lesson into the garden? 


6. Create a dedicated space for kids to look after 

Bring the classroom outdoors by teaching the kids about gardeningGrowing their plants can be a fantastic project to start and something they can keep an eye on every day while getting some all-important vitamin D.  


7. Light it up for extended use into the evenings 

Why should all the fun end when the sun sets? Grab the blankets and a warm drink to enjoy an evening in your newfound outdoor oasis. 

Already thinking about your next project? 

Take a look at our online shop for a variety of pieces to add that fresh feeling to your outdoor space. Or if you are dreaming of a more dramatic transformation, our bespoke team are happy to chat your ideas through with you and start planning. 

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