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  • 28th Apr 2020
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • Top tips for making the most of your garden during lockdown

    Theres no right or wrong way to feel about whats going on in the world right now, but one thing we can all agree on is that were having a run of unprecedentedly lovely weather. With time out the house still limited by lockdown, its the perfect opportunity to make the most of your garden.

    Fresh air and sunshine are a known mood lifter and can be a great way to dispel anxiety or worry, so weve developed these top tips for getting out and enjoying your garden.

    Start your day off right

    Now youve got no commute to reckon with, it can be tempting to roll out of bed and into the office(read – your kitchen) 10 minutes before youre due at your desk; but getting outside first thing and optimising your morning can set you up for a productive and positive day. Why not make a coffee, grab your book and head outside for some fresh air. A gentle warning – its not quite as warm as the sun would have you believe, so you might still need a jacket!

    Hang out your washing

    It might sound a little contrived but seeing as were all having to find joy in the small things, theres something to be said for putting on a load of washing then getting it all hung out on the line. Itll make your house smell nicer, its a productive thing to tick off your to do list and its an excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

    Eat al fresco

    Lets face it – a lot of us are finding theres not much to do but eat at the minute, so why not make an experience of it? Whether you head out on your lunch break or decide to dine out with wine for dinner, make like youre on holiday and enjoy eating in the fresh air.

    Tidy up your green space

    Make the most of the unseasonal sunshine by getting your garden primed and ready for summer. Cut back any overgrown hedges, dig out last years wilted bedding plants, de-weed your paving slabs and put away anything thats been lying around that youve been meaning to sort over the winter. Harron Homes come equipped with plenty of storage so you can get anything off the lawn and tidied away thats not supposed to be there.