After such a long time of being cooped up in the house and spring just around the corner, everyone is dreaming of getting out into the sun for the first time in months. Spring is normally the time to start planning all those outdoor activities for summertime, but this year it’s even more in the forefront of our dreams. Following an uncertain year-and-a-half of covid restrictions, this winter was even more difficult to deal with than normal.
Now it seems like things are finally beginning to normalise and we can comfortably entertain once again. Even so, your garden or patio are ideal for summer entertaining whether under restrictions or not. Following an uncertain economy, here are a few affordable ways to spruce up that garden for glorious entertaining this summer.
Online Deals with Free Delivery
By now, most consumers know that they can find the best deals online but if you can find great deals on garden furniture with free delivery, all the better! Outdoor furniture buying online can save you a lot of money if you know where to look, and especially to check for free delivery. From outdoor picnic tables and lounge sets to sunloungers for the pool area, low prices and a no-cost delivery make it possible to finally get the outdoor furniture you need at prices you can afford.
Ambient Solar LED Garden Lights
The cost of electricity is always high, but it seems that this year the cost is much higher than anticipated. This is not only a UK phenomenon but other countries around the world are reporting the same ultra-high costs of lighting, heating, and cooling their homes. Solar powered LED lights offer the perfect ambient lighting necessary for entertaining safely and they cost nothing to power! Harness the energy of the sun to make outdoor entertaining affordable.
Dabble in a Bit of Hardscaping
Sometimes the cost of maintaining a lawn or garden goes beyond affordability. If you need to hire lawn crews and maintenance, then it might be more than you can manage to keep that area in shape for outdoor entertaining. Instead of planting and filling in so much grass, why not consider pebbles that take very little maintenance? You will never need to replant the areas which is a considerable savings in itself and if you use weed barriers under the pebbles, no weeds will find their way up through the rocks.
Often, it is not the actual cost of entertaining in the garden that goes beyond what you can manage with your budget but the upkeep to make it inviting is what costs the most. Consider finding low-cost ways to spruce up your garden area so that you will not be paying enormous amounts of money getting the garden ready for guests. With little upkeep costs and a significant reduction on the amount of electricity used to light the area, there is no reason why you can’t have a garden party each and every weekend all summer long!