How to Make the Most of Your Garden

A garden can often end up getting ignored. Over time we just don’t pay it enough attention and as a result, we don’t utilise it like we could. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a small garden or a large area of land to work with, there are plenty of ideas that can revive a garden and help provide more value to your property.

So how can you make the most of your garden?



One of the first things worth considering would be a garden shed. Garden sheds are a great way to add useful storage or workspace into any garden. Sheds are available in many shapes and sizes, but they all help serve a purpose. Having a space to store tools, equipment and all sorts, means that you can free up space in other areas of your property, like your garage or utility room.

The garden shed has evolved over the years and they can be much more personalised to your needs. Many people turn them into workspaces or areas for kids to play. This makes the humble shed is a must for any garden.



Log stores

Wood burning stoves and open fires are a great addition to any home. Even an outdoor fire pit is a must for anyone who enjoys sitting around a fire on a cold winter evening. As a result, having a dedicated space to store logs is highly recommended. If logs get wet or damp then they may not be as effective so keeping them in a sheltered store will ensure that when you need a log, you have the knowledge it will be dry and ready to use.

Log stores aren’t big and you can put one just outside the back door.



Keeping Animals

Keeping animals is another great way to utilise a garden. From dog kennels, to pig arks to horse stables, keeping animals of any kind is worth it.

When keeping animals, it’s always worth ensuring you have more space than you need for the animals. This means you have the luxury of moving their pens around and allowing them more space to enjoy.



Vegetable Patch

Vegetable patches are a great way to use your garden for a practical purpose. Vegetable patches can vary in size, from small raised beds, to larger areas of dedicated growing space. Growing vegetables needs attention but it ensures your garden is providing value and use for you.

Vegetable patches don’t have to be limited to traditional veg, it’s becoming increasingly popular to grow exotic foods. These may need extra attention and even a greenhouse. You may also want to think about installing a mini water irrigation system in the vegetable patch so you your veg automatically gets watered without you needing to remember.

For the average vegetable patch, you may require some good quality timber to separate different areas. Creating a logical and functional layout will mean you can get the most out of your vegetable patch.

If space is limited, then get creative and utilise a multi-layered vegetable patch so you can fit more veg in your garden.



Social Space

Installing a fire pit, seating area and an area to relax in is a great way to recover an unused garden. This can make a big difference to a garden and improve the overall character of a property. Lighting and comfy seating help create a space that people want to use and enjoy.

If you want to go a step further you could even install a hot tub. These are increasingly affordable and can be fitted into almost any garden.

You could also build a lifestyle building and add sofas and chairs and use this as a sheltered area to relax.




A garage is a great addition to a garden that’ll add value to a property. A garage can be placed at the side of a house and provide valuable storage for vehicles, tools and other items. A garage doesn’t need to follow traditional designs and layouts, instead, it can be designed to fulfil a specific purpose.

Some garages can include a second floor for storage, allowing you the space to park a car below.

Timber garages can provide an easier and cheaper alternative to more traditional brick garages. Timber garages allow you to create a structure that is more flexible and easier to customise to your specific property.


Where to Start?

There are so many different things you can do with a garden. If your garden needs some attention then look into some of the ideas discussed above to get started. Here at Blackdown Buildings, we are passionate about getting the most out of a garden so if you want to talk through any of our products, then contact us today for a chat about how to get started.

January 4th, 2017|