Enjoy holidays on balconies or in your garden
Busy freeways, uncomfortable flights and overpriced hotels – a holiday trip can sometimes be more stressful than relaxing. So it’s no wonder that many Aussies decide to spend their holidays in their garden every year. Because you don’t always have to travel far to relax. So how about lukewarm summer nights drenched in red wine on balconies or in your garden instead?
In this blog, we have put together a few practical tips and tricks for you, with which you can easily create a feeling of summer in your own home. And also for those who are environmentally conscious and on a tight budget, going home is a great choice: save time, money and unnecessary CO2 emissions!
Create a holiday feeling – artificial turf, plants & Co
The most important prerequisite for a successful holiday on the balcony or in the garden is that you feel comfortable in your surroundings. So make sure your garden is well-tended when you start your holiday. Between rampant weeds and brown patches in the grass, it can be difficult to dream of foreign places. Especially when you combine your idea of holiday feeling with lush, well-tended resort gardens.
While we cannot support you in planting exotic plants, we can at least help with 5 ways you can use artificial turf, whether it’s on the terrace or the balcony. Of course, flora and fauna are also part of the summer holiday. For biodiversity and thirsty bees, we, therefore, recommend having enough green plants and flowers on offer. You’ll find yourself automatically relaxing when there’s a peaceful humming around you. And for thirsty Homo sapiens, we recommend exotic fruit juices – if necessary, with added alcohol for adults. Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies are said to work wonders for the body and mind.
Step by step to the oasis of well-being
Of course, lush green landscapes and gardens are great things, but they also require a lot of maintenance. But if, for example, you don’t have that much time for gardening or don’t have a green thumb, here are a few tips on how you can easily create a feeling of nature in your home:
- Artificial grass in the garden or on the balcony is evergreen, easy to care for and weatherproof. You are guaranteed to be able to spend the whole day in a deck chair.
- Palm trees ensure a tropical holiday mood (hemp palms, for example, are easy to care for and also get through the winter well).
- Cacti and succulents give the garden or balcony a unique flair and require little care
With the scent of fragrant flowers, buzzing insects and graceful palm trees, your home will quickly transform into a believable holiday destination.
The right garden furniture makes all the difference
When it comes to holidays. Most people think of relaxing on a sun lounger. If you invest in a good deck chair. You can also tan comfortably in your garden – that holiday feeling is guaranteed. A garden table and garden chairs should not be missing from your equipment. Nothing is better than enjoying a delicious dinner outdoors in the light summer breeze. If you would like to create a feeling of wellness oasis in your garden, we recommend garden furniture made of wood or stone, which can be set up next to a mini fountain if required. Close your eyes and let the splashing of the water affect your senses. However, stone furniture is also often heavy and bad for natural grass. Artificial grass is the perfect base and is designed to withstand heavy objects such as pool, trampoline, sun loungers and the like. In addition, there are now many great DIY ideas for practical relaxation furniture and seating for a holiday on the balcony, such as a pallet sofa. Just have a look at Pinterest and get inspired.
Grill like crazy
The best way to end a glorious summer day is with a successful barbecue. If you are on holiday in your garden, barbecuing is often the highlight of the day. Our tip: In addition to your classic grilling recipes, try something new – let yourself be inspired by distant places and grilling habits. It definitely won’t be boring! In addition, if you have artificial grass laid in your garden, you do not have to worry about heat and fire damage when grilling. There are lots of benefits of artificial turf besides this.
Lights, lamps, decoration & Co.
We know you from distant countries, from chic hotel complexes and even from camping holidays: you love lighting that creates a special atmosphere. Think of beautiful fairy lights and lanterns, Far Eastern lanterns or even candlelight. Light sets the mood, whether it’s sunlight during the day or moonlight and candlelight at night. For example, how about a beautiful, colourful chain of lights on the balcony, a comfortable pallet sofa and a good bottle of red wine or sangria and homemade tapas? Suddenly the beach no longer seems so far away.
Relaxation instead of gardening
Finally, we would like to recommend one last tip to all holidaymakers in their garden or on balconies: It is tempting to work in the house or the garden all day long during the summer holidays. Pulling weeds, organizing the shed, or scrubbing the porch doesn’t necessarily provide well-deserved relaxation. It is therefore important that you give yourself as much peace during your holiday at home as you would in a hotel in Spain.
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