FUN IDEAS TO TURN YOUR GARDEN INTO A ROMANTIC SANCTUARY
June 16, 2019
Winter may be in full swing in sunny South Africa, but you know what that means - spring is right around the corner. Before you know it, we will be headed back outdoors to fire up the braai, take long twilight walks and play around in the garden with the kids. Even if you don't have any children of your own yet, the garden is a wonderful place to spend some quality time with your partner.
Here are a few ideas to turn your outside area into a romantic sanctuary this summer:
CREATE A HIDEAWAY
It’s all well and good to spread out on the grass, but when you have your own little hideout in the garden it’s all the more fun to hang out there. Choose a bench and construct an arbour that will support some hanging plants or even a creeping vine like honeysuckle, wild roses or vine leaves. The latter will take a little more time, but in the meantime, you can string the arbour with some fairy lights (you can now even get solar-powered units!) to make it pretty while you wait for the foliage to come in.
SWING IT IN
Why on earth do people assume we’re done swinging when we become adults? It’s so much fun! If you have a sizable tree you can use it’s branches to support side-by-side swings for your partner and yourself, so you can enjoy some shared swing time. Alternatively, you could always invest in a freestanding swing unit that can double as kids’ entertainment when you have friends over.
THROW SOME SHADE
You’re more likely to head outdoors to enjoy some fresh air if you’re not getting scorched while doing so. Get a nice big umbrella, put up a stretch-fabric canopy, or take the time to nurture one of your trees into a nice shade-thrower to create a cool and protected space where you can lounge if the sun gets to be a little much.
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