How To Make Your Garden A Fun Place To Spend Time

Everyone wants their garden to be as fun and purposeful as the rest of the house, especially if you have children. Using your yard spaces year-round will help you get the most out of your home, the most out of every season in your yard, and the most out of the great outdoors most available to you too!

Going down the rabbit-hole of decor ideas for your garden to make it more fun and leisurely is one thing, but to choosing one idea to action this weekend will ensure you and the family will be encouraged to spend more time there ASAP and away from the screens!


Install A Swimming Pool For Maximum Fun

When you hear the word swimming pool you instantly think of fun. It's a big ticket change for sure, but one that can instantly make a huge difference to the way you live and utilize your outdoor spaces.

Invest your money into expert swimming pool builders as trying to build such an extensive and complex feature yourself can hinder the results as well as the safety and longevity of the pool. A well-designed and landscaped pool is a worthwhile investment that can add hours of entertainment - education too if teaching the kids to swim (am I convincing you yet?) - and can add competitive value to your property if you wish to sell in the future. 

Remember to consider shade, elevation, fencing, lighting, tiling and underfoot finishes, BBQ and lounging areas, spa or hot tub additions, pool cleaning and pumping storage, and whether a pool house is needed or would complete this outdoor oasis zone.

“The soul of a landscape, the spirits of the elements, the genius of every place will be revealed to a loving view of nature.”
– Karl Jaspers.


Delineate a Dining Space for Hours of Outdoor Entertainment

If you wish to entertain outdoors with your family and friends, the best thing you can do is add an outdoor dining space. Whether you opt for a traditional rectangular table, round table, high bar-style table and chairs, or something more mismatched and casual, meals outdoors will be all the more comfortable and likely regular with this simple addition. It is a great way to host tea parties, kids parties, and to have your meals outside in the summer so you can make the most of your garden.


Create Conversation and Contemplation Nooks with Chairs

As well as having an outside dining space you might also want to consider adding comfortable conversation chairs to your outdoor room and even throughout the garden to relax without feeling like you have to sit at the outside table. Plus, seating provides thoughtful movement throughout the yard, from quiet places of contemplation, to social circles around a fire pit, water feature, pool, or lounging area.


Install a Tree House or Cubby for the Kids!

What is more fun than a treehouse for children in the garden? Building a safe and professional treehouse can provide hours relaxing, playing games, or watching a movie, and making wholesome memories in the great outdoors of your own home! Check out my Pinterest board for dreamy, quirky, natural, minimal, or outrageous play and cubby houses for the kids that aren't an eyesore for you and your home and garden's existing personality.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”.
– Chinese Proverb



A Vegetable Patch Might Just be The Smartest Addition to Your Backyard

One of the best ways to spend more time in the garden feeling like you are doing something practical is to add a vegetable patch to your garden. Not only can do get the pleasure of learning to grow your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables from seed or sapling to harvest, but you can engage in a money saving, even meditative practice that can feed your family and even the neighborhood if really abundant! You will learn a new skill and give your children something to help you with outside so you can all spend more quality, useful time in the garden together.

Spending more time in your garden might simple require you to put down the phone, throw a blanket on the grass and enjoy. But hopefully this is a little prompt, whatever adjustments big or small need to be made, to throw open the doors and get out and fully live in your homes surroundings, enjoying your own company or the company of others freely. Happy gardening friends!




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