Sometimes you just need a quiet moment to enjoy your garden. To hear the birds singing; to feel the warm, gentle breeze; and to de-stress the mind and body.
Gardens have been used as a space for recreation and contemplation as far back as Roman times.
Since then, they’ve become an important part of our lives and allow us to escape the hustle and bustle whenever we need some peace and quiet.
To help you create the perfect peaceful atmosphere in your garden, we’ve got some handy tips and ideas we think you’re going to enjoy.
Why not give them a go?
1. Enjoy the soothing sounds of a water feature
There’s nothing more soothing than the gentle sound of trickling water cascading over rocks and flowing into ponds. Adding a water feature to your garden brings a sense of calm and tranquillity, allowing you to enjoy the quietness of your outdoor space.
To transport your mind to calmer shores, close your eyes and imagine you’re somewhere else. From the golden sands of a sunny Cornwall beach to a tropical oasis somewhere further ashore, where would you go?
2. Sit back on a Sun Lounger
Spend time relaxing in the sun on a comfortable, low maintenance Sun Lounger from Lazy Susan such as the Stella pictured above in Antique Bronze.
Whether you’re reading a good book, enjoying a glass of wine, or having a mood-boosting 20-minute power nap, a calm garden space isn’t complete without one.
In a range of contemporary cast aluminium designs, our sun loungers are versatile enough to handle the elements and can be left outside all year round.
This means you don’t have to worry about where to store it when the colder seasons roll around. Just chuck on your comfiest cushions when it’s warm, sit back and relax.
3. Add lots of greenery
Green is the perfect colour for relaxation. It’s the colour of life and growth and has strong associations with nature, sparking instant calm.
Adding hedges and topiaries to your garden creates structure and balance and helps your outdoor space feel more ordered, allowing you to relax in peace.
Keeping your lawn strong, healthy and well-fed also helps, as it creates the luscious shade of green your mind needs to be calm.
You don’t just need to sit still to feel a sense of zen. Tending to your shrubs has numerous health and wellbeing benefits and can help keep your mind focused on the task at hand, preventing it from thinking about your worries and stresses.
Spending just a few minutes a day preening and pruning your greenery will make you feel a whole lot better both in mind and body.
Create colour with flowers and plants
Adding subtle dashes of colour with flowers and plants is the perfect way to break up your garden’s greenery.
Colourful flowers have been proven to make people happy – they have uplifting powers that can boost your mood, lower stress and elevate your outdoor space.
What’s not to love?
If you don’t fancy planting them directly into your soil, choose a selection of pretty potted flowers and place them in various corners of your garden.
They’ll offer an instant pick-me-up whenever you head outside.
4. Relax in solitude on a Garden Bench
Nothing beats relaxing in quiet solitude with a good book you can get lost in.
Our expertly crafted high-grade cast aluminium Garden Benches make the perfect base to get away from it all.
Benches such as our Rose in Antique Bronze (shown above) are designed with both comfort and style in mind, allowing you to nurture your inner zen.
You don’t even need a book to relax – It’s sometimes just as nice to sit back and watch the world go by.
Give it a go and make a note of what creatures visit your garden while you’re out enjoying your outdoor space.
If you’re anything like us and spend all spring and summer relaxing in the garden, why not refresh your outdoor space?
The original article was found on Lazy Susan.