In the UK, there aren’t many months of the year that don’t see their fair share of rain, but April is infamous for its showers. Unfortunately, this may prevent many people from spending time enjoying the hard work they put into maintaining their garden throughout the year. However, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Here are some tips on how to enjoy your garden in spite of the April Showers!
Position Your Indoor Seating Correctly
Just because you can’t sit outside is not to say that you can’t enjoy the view of your garden from the shelter of your home. In fact, looking out into the garden can be the perfect way to relax in the afternoon. Simply position your chair facing a large, unobstructed window to admire your garden, even when the heavens have opened.
Invest In A Summerhouse
Summerhouses are great for this time of year when the temperatures are picking up, but the rain hasn’t quite laid off. They are the perfect compromise between needing to stay indoors, but being able to get out of the house, and can also double up as extra storage space for your garden furniture.
Move Your Office To The Garden
This may sound odd, but one of the worst things about working from home is that you are cooped up in a room for hours on end. Having a garden office would solve that problem, and would allow you to spend time effectively outside in your garden, rather than just in your lunch break when, given the temperament of British weather, it will probably begin raining. If you are using a structure as an office, it is important to ensure that it is secure and sturdy.
Invest In A Good Awning
Awnings are an ideal solution for shelter from the light and short April Showers, partly because they can be discreetly wound away when not in use. They still allow you to enjoy the fresh air without getting wet, and without needing to be inside. Awnings mean that, should you have friends over for a mid-April lunch, you needn’t run inside to seek shelter, and they are also useful to shelter from the heat of the sun when summer does finally make an appearance!
Spend Time Outside When It Isn’t Raining
This may sound obvious, but if you spend as much time as possible outside in your garden when it isn’t raining, you won’t feel that you’re missing out if the one day you had planned to lunch outside it rains. This time could be spent simply relaxing, or making the most of the time you have to tend to your plants and flowers before the rain prevents you from doing so.
Of course, no one can change the tendencies of the English weather, but following these tips, you could get a lot more enjoyment out of your garden, even when April Showers try to interfere!