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    Top 5 Things to Buy for Your Garden

    Top 5 Things to Buy for Your Garden

    As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, a lot of people start wanting to spend more time outdoors.

    Rather than being cooped up at home, getting out into the fresh air and having a sense of space can do a lot to boost your mood and make you feel refreshed. If you are looking forward to spending more time outside in the coming months, perhaps you have already considered how you can improve your garden?

    Below are 5 things you should get for your garden this year if you do not have them already.

    A Shed

    Even for smaller gardens, it is important to have a shed to keep your tools and any furniture that needs to be stored away for the winter. You could even put bikes in there to protect them from the elements as well. Not only will a shed protect the things inside it, but it can help to keep your garden neat and tidy by providing that all-important storage space. Wooden sheds are more traditional, but plastic ones also work well and might be more durable.

    A Greenhouse

    If you love to grow herbs and vegetables a greenhouse is a must. They are perfect for growing things like chilies, tomatoes, aubergines, basil, oregano, peppers, and anything that requires a bit of warmth. Greenhouses do come in various sizes, but if you are dealing with a small courtyard-style garden, consider getting one that is more like shelves with a glass or plastic covering. These will fit nicely into smaller spaces, and you can still grow a good amount of produce in them.

    Water Feature

    Another wonderful addition to any garden is a water feature. For modern gardens, consider cascading water blades with a slate or metallic wall behind them as this will have a marvelous effect. Alternatively, for a country-style garden, you could put it in a pond and surround it with wildflowers and put waterlilies in it. Just make sure you get the right pond water pump if you are going to do this. If you want something simpler, a feature that stands alone and works as a piece of art could be just right for you.

    Whatever design you choose, a water feature will transform your garden.

    Bee Hotel

    If you are interested in conservation and would like to do more for the environment, consider adding a bee hotel somewhere in your garden. They are great places for solitary bees to rest and breed, and as a result, this could help to boost pollination in your garden. You can create ‘hotels’ for other animals in your gardens such as beetles, hedgehogs, and all sorts of creepy crawlies. They might not be much to look at, but they all play a vital role in the eco-system, so encouraging their presence in your garden will only be beneficial

    Solar Lights

    As the summer evenings are a little warmer it is nice to stay out later and stargaze. Whether you are spending evenings in your garden alone or with some company, there must be some light available so you can see what you are doing. Solar lights are fantastic for illuminating pathways and flowerbeds at night, so consider investing in some to help your garden grow.

    There are plenty of things you can buy for your garden to spruce it up, but these 5 things are a good place to start.

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