Lawn & Garden, Outdoor Living

How to Create a Summer Oasis in Your Garden

As the sun begins to shine brighter, there is no better time than now to start thinking about comfortable outdoor living. Whether you're looking for a place to relax with a good book, entertain guests, or just soak up the beauty of nature, transforming your garden into a summer paradise is easier than you think. Find everything you need to know about creating a garden oasis below. 

Create an Al Fresco Dining Experience

Why go out to the overcrowded local restaurant when you can create your own unique dining experience right at home with your own outdoor chairs? Creating an al fresco dining experience is a great way to enjoy the warm summer days and evenings with friends and family. However, luxury doesn't always have to come at a high price! All it really takes is some nice garden seating and dinnerware.

Keep It Private

Since this is your outdoor living space, you're going to want to keep this as private as you would your indoor living space. One way to achieve this privacy is through fencing or by planting tall plants, such as shrubs like Privet or Prunus Lusitanica. You can even go for foliage-filled trees along the perimeter of the area for that much-needed privacy. 

Flowers & Pots

You can't have an outdoor living space without some potted plants and flowers! Those lovely raised garden beds, quaint flowers and dazzling garden paths should not be skipped out on whatsoever. Try incorporating hanging baskets to add a touch of height.

Create An Outdoor Living Room

Think of hammocks, swinging chairs, and maybe even a garden greenhouse that could be used as a mini sunroom on days when it's rainy. The whole goal is to make the patio or outdoor space feel just as cosy as your sitting room. So, don't be afraid to add a ton of personality to it!

Create Shaded Spots

Having some shaded spots is going to make a huge difference. No matter how much you enjoy the sun, you need to have some areas with shade, so that you can enjoy the outdoors even when it’s raining. You can instantly add shade to your garden through gazebos, pergolas, parasols or even an awning. 

Combine Durability and Practicality

It's all about getting the right stuff that is intended for outdoor use. Investing in weather-resistant fabrics for cushions and accessories and sturdy garden furniture is going to be your answer. You could always keep these under one of your shaded spots when not in use. That way, they won't get rained on and they can last for years on end.


Every garden could use an accessory or two to spruce it up! When selecting outdoor garden accessories, it's important to choose pieces that complement the overall theme or vibe of your garden. If you want a boho-themed outdoor living space, then accessories like cushions featuring animal prints aren't going to work well. You want this space to reflect you. Regardless of how big or small it is, you can definitely achieve it! Have fun with the accessories, but make sure to keep them complementing each other.

Add Something For Kids

Don't forget about the little ones! Whether you have children of your own, or simply anticipate visits from family and friends' little ones, having activities and zones designated specifically for kids can make a huge difference. While there are classic staples, such as the swing set or sandpit, some garden toys can help too.

Grill It Up With A Barbecue

Are you truly enjoying summer if you're not barbecuing? This is one of the best ways to enhance your outdoor living space. You could even expand this into having your very own luxurious outdoor kitchen! A good barbecue can serve as both the centrepiece of your garden, and as an instrumental tool for hosting summertime gatherings with friends and family. 

Add Outdoor Lighting

What's cosier than a string of fairy lights outside? All outdoor living rooms need some form of lighting for when the evening hits. Not only does it extend the time you can spend outdoors, it also adds ambiance. It can even enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space. From string lights to solar lanterns, there are many options available to fit any style or budget. 

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living with Woodie’s 

If you're excited about transforming your garden, then we’ve got you covered! When you’re ready to get started, be sure to check out our lawn and garden range and our outdoor living range.