Posted:1st June, 2023

Sprinkle Some Summer On Your Garden!

Summer is just round the corner, we hope, and no doubt we’re all looking forward to some brighter evenings and warmer weather. Aside from putting away the big coat and boots, how are you getting ready for the sunny season? And what should we be looking to do around the house?

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We’ve been exploring the latest design trends for 2023 to help you get the best out of your newbuild, and now we’re turning our attention to the outdoor spaces in your home.

The good news is that your newbuild home from Russell Homes come with turfed gardens so you’re already well on the way to that beautiful outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of.

Like other aspects of your new build home, it’s a blank canvas for you to make your mark on. That means you won’t have to spend all spring ripping up someone else’s taste and making big, expensive changes to get the perfect outdoor space.

Create ideal environments for work, play, entertaining and a place of sanctuary, just for you.

Our newbuild homes in Greater Manchester and Cheshire are situated on the doorstep of some of the best examples of natural beauty that the UK has to offer, but you don’t need to leave your home to enjoy some nature. During the pandemic we got used to using our outdoor spaces more creatively for work, exercise and socialising and we’ve taken this idea into the design trends for 2023.

Itching to get out and start planting? Here’s a few tips to make sure you’re ready to hit the garden ground running…

  • Order your bulbs and seeds early. Don’t wait! Get out to the garden centre and get stocked up, you can even start things off in planters inside the house to get things going before planting in beds.
  • Give it a good clean, that goes for your garden too. Starting off with a clean, clear, weed-free garden means it will be much easier to maintain throughout the year.
  • Get rid of pests. However you want to do it, making sure you’re not competing with pests all year will give your garden the best chance to thrive. We recommend a bug hotel as a great way to encourage pest-eating insects to your garden along with all important pollinating ones too!
  • Save water. Installing water butts to collect rainwater can help you maintain a more sustainable and economical garden. If you’re really going for it, you could build a composting area for the future too.

Aside from the joy of watching your garden grow, you can take advantage of a myriad uses for your outdoor space.

  • Entertaining. Bespoke, boutique garden furniture is a great way to make your garden space more luxurious and impressive. Perfect for entertaining guests and dining al fresco, and there’s some great bargains to be had on second hand sale and upcycle sites.
  • Working. With hybrid working and working from home much more prevalent, why confine yourself to the box room when the weather is so nice? Working outdoors is a great way to clear your head and get some space, just don’t forget the sun cream and the shade umbrella.
  • Wellness. Build a place of sanctuary for yourself in the garden using things like water features, calming colours, pastel tones, lights, art and sculptures. Having a secluded area to read, meditate, practice yoga (or just do nothing at all!) is a perfect way to practice mindfulness every day.

This year we’ve taken inspiration from the great outdoors to achieve some stunning design accents in our homes. As the season changes, we embrace the outdoors even more, with gardens becoming an extension of our indoor space.

Our new build homes in Greater Manchester all boast a private garden, brimming with potential, waiting for you to make it your own. See for yourself, get in touch today to arrange a viewing.