Summer is officially over – but who says you can’t relax and enjoy the beautiful upcoming season outdoors? There are many ways to enjoy the changing weather and colors right in the comfort of your own garden at home. Creating a relaxing oasis or getaway is the perfect way to soak in the warm sun, enjoy the beautiful colors that are left and the nature and plants in your garden before the cold winter weather strikes. Here are some easy ways you relax in your garden this fall:
1. Day Dream on a Garden Hammock
Hang a hammock either under your patio, or under a tree. A glass of lemonade and a good book is the best way to keep calm and relax after a long day at school or at work.
2. Swing away on a Swing Set
If you love having guests over and entertaining, garden swing sets are a fun way to relax and socialize in your garden. Hang them under a pergola for some Autumn shade and a Tuscan-y feel.
3. Relax Next to a Garden Fountain
Boost your backyard bird watching with a small fountain or birdbath. A softly trickling water fountain will give you the opportunity to sit quietly and contemplate the sounds of nature – birds chirping, the fresh breeze blowing and the fresh smells of your garden.
4. Focus on lighting: Consider Antique Lanterns
Antique lighting is a clever way to create charm and ambience in your new oasis. Hang lanterns under your patio or on the wall, or line the steps to your garden to light the way.
5. Grow your Favorite Plants on a Pergola
With a pergola you can grow all kinds of vines and hanging plants to create shade and add color. My favorites are wisteria flowers and classic grape vines for old world Mediterranean charm.