Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes plenty of long evenings perfect for relaxing in your garden. But you will only want to sit outside each evening if there is plenty of light in your garden. Without enough natural light, your outside space will feel very small and slightly dingy.
Interested in creating a garden that will capture as much light as possible? Here are some great tips that can help you do just that.
Remove Excess Trees
It’s nice to have a couple of trees in your garden, as they can provide shade on summer days when it gets very hot. They also provide a great habitat for birds and other wildlife to thrive in your garden. But you don’t need too many trees as they will almost certainly block out a lot of sunshine from your garden. If you want, you could cut down these trees yourself, although it will be a lot easier and safer to get a tree removal company to get rid of them for you. If you have an open fire or a log burner, you can always use the timber to heat your home. If not, the tree felling company can dispose of it for you.
Paint Your Shed White
Generally speaking, most sheds and other outbuildings in gardens are made of dark wood. It could be a good idea to get your paintbrush out and give this a coating of white paint. Why’s that? Well, not only will it brighten the garden up, sunshine will bounce off this white surface and scatter across your garden. This is great news for any nearby plants or flowers that might normally be in the shade.
Add Some Mirrors
Lots of people like to add some decorative and ornamental features to their garden to help it look its best. Some favorite decorative additions include fountains and water features. But have you ever considered adding some mirrors? If you place them in the brightest area of your garden, they will shine the light onto the darker areas. Just remember that you shouldn’t use a magnifying mirror as this could result in some plants or a patch of lawn setting on fire!
Use Water Wisely
As I’ve briefly mentioned, most people add fountains and water features as decorative additions. This is also great for your garden’s light, as water is a great reflective. If you want to use water wisely, then you should consider adding a pond. This will act as a large mirror and will spread any sunshine around the garden. As the sunlight is reflected off the surface of the pond, the light will bounce off and will be cast around the garden.
Your garden doesn’t have to be dark and dingy. Hopefully, all of these useful points have given you some great ideas on how to lighten up yours. And the lighter it is, the more time you will want to spend out in your outdoor space!
Got any more tips for adding light? Let me know!