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Thursday, July 15, 2010


The Joys of Spending Time in the Garden

Many homeowners tend to go outside in force during the warm and sunny weather. Sports events, picnics, and garden barbeques; we try to grab as much sunshine as possible as we never quite know how long it will last. One of the most convenient places for many of us to head to during the warm weather is simply out in the back door and into the garden.

We use our gardens for a range of activities, from barbeques to pool parties. If you think about it, we probably spend quite a lot more time and money than we think we do on making our gardens an enjoyable place to be. Many of us purchase expensive barbeques and other cooking equipment, gazebos, garden furniture, and plants, flowers, tools, and accessories as well.

It might be worth checking whether the goods in your garden are covered in your garden or home insurance policies; it may give you the peace of mind you need in order to relax! However, there is more you can do to give your garden a comfortable feel, whether you live alone or with kids. Water features can provide a gentle background noise, and can also attract birds and wildlife into your garden.

If you have children, it is probably best to steer clear of uncovered swimming pools or ponds without fences, as these could be potential hazards during playtime. Instead, why not buy or build a bird feeder? This way you could take advantage of the spring chorus, and also laugh at those sneaky squirrels trying to snatch some of the feed.

Although it is lovely spending plenty of time outdoors, it does need to rain once in a while in order to keep our gardens so green. When this does happen, make sure your cushion covers and other more delicate items are brought indoors or put in the shed to withstand the showers. Once it has stopped pouring, you may have the joys of sweet smelling summer rain and grass filling your nostrils.

About the author: Ashton Mapletoft writes a number of articles on how to make the best of your home and garden, including the best home insurance policies.


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Ann Flowers
July 16, 2010 at 2:57 AM delete

First time commenter here. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

July 19, 2010 at 1:18 AM delete

I hope you enjoyed the post!