What better way to spend lazy summer Sundays than enjoying the sunshine in your own back yard? However, if your garden is more bare and barren than bright and blooming, you may need to give it some TLC before you invite the neighbours round; and Woodies DIY and Garden Centres website is a great place to start.Perhaps your garden needs a full overhaul, Ground Force style. However, in the absence of Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock, it’s down to you to dream up your perfect garden design.When it comes to designing your ideal garden getaway, it pays to take your time at the planning stage, no matter how tempting it may be to roll up your sleeves and get stuck straight in. So take off those gardening gloves, sit down with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and start dreaming up your perfect garden.Better still, take your tea outside
and spend some time looking around your outdoor space. Think about how you Garden Design
use, or would like to use your garden, and try to bear that in mind throughout the planning stage. For further inspiration head to Woodies online and have a browse through the large garden range. Shopping deals website 5hop5.ie has some fantastic money off vouchers for many online retailers, so arm yourself with a Woodies Voucher Code to save money on your garden makeover.Woodies has everything you’re likely to need to turn your garden from wasteland to wonderland, from plants to patio slabs. The hard part is sure to be deciding what type of garden will be best for you and your family.Many people, particularly those with young children, like the majority of their garden to be laid to lawn. The perfect place for little ones to play out in the summer months, a lawn is easy to maintain and soft on little knees and elbows.To save time you could have your garden laid to lawn by a professional,
or you can buy ‘ready to roll’ turf and lay it fairly easily yourself. However, it’s far cheaper to grow your own lawn, and there’s a certain sense of satisfaction to be got from DIY-ing it that simply can’t be bought.Good quality top soil is essential, as is grass seed, but there are other tools that you can use to maximise the chances of your lawn ‘taking’ well. A lawn spreader is a tool that can be used to ensure equal application of your grass seed, and a slow releasing lawn feed will give your grass seed the best chance of growing into the lush, vibrant lawn that you want.Dividing your garden into sections is a great idea, and can be done even in the tiniest of backyards. A patio area, as well as a grassed area, is a popular combination, and provides the perfect place to put garden furniture.Paving slabs are an easy way to create your perfect patio area, and they come in a range of colours and designs. A fashionable alternative to a paved patio is decking, the latest garden trend having its day in the sun. Many home improvers are now opting for a raised
area of decking in their garden to create space and add interest.Once you have your basic garden design in place, it’s time to get creative. Most people like to include plants and flowers to add colour, but you could also consider water features, coloured gravel patches, or even light installations or sculptures. Finishing touches that will make your garden the place to hang out this summer could include garden furniture, chinmeas, patio heaters, barbeques and children’s play equipment. Nice final flourishes to ensure that your garden is the envy of the cul de sac are outdoor candles, matching tablewear and coloured glasswear. Why not take a leaf out of the fashion world’s book and go with a ‘zesty brights’ theme. For a more traditional theme for a traditional English rose, Cath Kidston does a beautiful range of picnic wear, both re-usable and disposable, in its iconic, delicate spray flowers design.Whether you’re a traditional English country garden type or have more modern design tastes, a garden should be a reflection of your preferences and personality. For all your garden basics, as well as some stylish and practical finishing touches, a Woodies Discount Code from 5hop5.ie will save you enough money for ice-creams all round.Once your own private place has been perfected, it’s ready to be used to relax in or play in, sunbathe in or socialise in. The only difficulty may be in getting rid of your garden guests who would much rather spend time in your beautiful backyard than their own.