The first idea is a corner for breakfast, lunch and dinner in nature. Even if you do not have a gazebo, an open veranda and a separate summer kitchen, you can easily equip such a corner. The most common inexpensive plastic furniture, an umbrella from the sun – all you need to have a snack, admiring the flowers planted with your own hands and listening to the chirping of birds. A cup of coffee with a sandwich in such an environment – and going to work will no longer be so sad.
The second idea is to grow something unusual. Well, you say, again a vegetable garden, work, what a summer vacation it is! But we are not talking about the usual potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers. Experiment with healthy plants that your neighbors certainly don’t have. Grow basil with its bright purple leaves, sow beautifully blooming marjoram (oregano), sage with its spikelets of blue flowers. These plants will not only decorate the site, but also come in handy in the kitchen. You can also try to grow fennel, rosemary, artichoke, thyme, buy a Japanese quince bush. In general, to enjoy gardening and gardening, not really thinking about the harvest.
The third idea is live fire. If you still don’t have a barbecue on the site, the beginning of summer is the time when it’s time to think about it. Let the hearth be the simplest one bought in a construction hypermarket, but it will allow you to sit by the fire in the evening, cook something on coals, it will become an occasion to gather a company.
The fourth idea is bright details. Renovating the outdoor reception area is very simple – a few bright pillows on chairs and benches, a new tablecloth, a vase of flowers, an unusual Chinese lantern over the table or a new lampshade for a garden lamp. All this is very inexpensive, simple, and your site will look more summer and festive.
The fifth idea is a summer outdoor shower. You can cool off after sunbathing or gardening in the open shower. Yes, it doesn’t provide privacy, but you definitely have a swimsuit. But such an open shower looks unusual, allows you to quickly freshen up and feel like you are on vacation somewhere on the seashore. The easiest way is to remove communications directly from the house by placing a shower at the front door, but taking care of the drain.
The sixth idea – flowerpots under the windows. Let in the summer not only the garden and the plot be visible from your windows, but also beautiful colorful plants. In simple plastic flowerpots, located under the windows on the facade of the house, you can plant ordinary, low-maintenance, but very beautiful geraniums, pansies, nasturtium, lobelia, lavender, begonia, violet.
The seventh idea is a small fountain. We already have a living hearth, it would be nice to admire the water. Your fountain can be the simplest, smallest, bought at the nearest market, decorated with an old tire rim – it is still attractive, and in the summer heat it will serve as a refreshing factor.
The eighth idea is a hammock. Such a suspended bed is an attribute of an imposing, lazy outdoor recreation, somewhere in the shade under the trees, under a light warm breeze. You can write a separate article about which hammocks exist, the main thing is that you can always choose an option for yourself – from the simplest one attached to garden trees to a real hanging bed on separate supports and with a canopy.
The ninth idea is a garden bench around a tree. A hammock is, of course, good, but the bench is more reliable and more familiar. If you arrange it around a tree, there will always be a shadow in this corner, even in the hottest noon, and the bench will look like a real garden decoration.
The tenth idea is a swing. This idea is not new at all, you say, and you will, of course, be right. Garden swings are very popular now, because almost everyone loves spending time swinging easily and enjoying nature. But how do you like this hanging fabric swing with a pillow? An almost cozy armchair that will appeal to both children and adults. Or a mesh round nest swing, simple but comfortable.