There’s no right or wrong way to feel about what’s going on in the world right now, but one thing we can all agree on is that we’re having a run of unprecedentedly lovely weather. With time out the house still limited by lockdown, it’s 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 we’ve developed these top tips for getting out and enjoying your garden.
Start your day off right
Now you’ve 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 you’re 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 – it’s 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 we’re all having to find joy in the small things, there’s something to be said for putting on a load of washing then getting it all hung out on the line. It’ll make your house smell nicer, it’s a productive thing to tick off your to do list and it’s an excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Eat al fresco
Let’s face it – a lot of us are finding there’s 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 you’re 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 year’s wilted bedding plants, de-weed your paving slabs and put away anything that’s been lying around that you’ve 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 that’s not supposed to be there.