The benefits of improving the garden and extending the home
Over the last few months if you have been lucky enough to have a garden or outdoor space to help you cope with the lock down you will know first-hand the benefits this extension to your home brings to your physical and mental wellbeing.
This month we have teamed up with our Award Winning friends over at Frogheath Landscapes, based in East Sussex, to bring you our thoughts on the garden and how to extend into it with a natural flow.
Your garden is not only a place of tranquillity and calm but can also be a means to grow food, an outlet for creativity and a fabulous place for children and animals to run free, it is also potentially an area that you can expand your home into.
Your garden and the environment:
The environmental impact your garden can make on your community and the planet is also another quality your garden holds the key to and something both Richmond Oak and Frogheath are passionate about.
The planet is composed of small inner eco-systems. Having a thriving garden can create habitats for smaller life forms that all play their part in a larger ecosystem. By investing in your garden you can collectively help the effort to reduce the amount of C02 in the earth’s atmosphere and create a safe place for wildlife to nest and thrive.
Encouraging insects and pollinators to your garden encourages cross pollination.
Cross pollination helps insects such as bees and butterflies get the nutrients they need to survive and flourish and at the same time so do the flowers in your garden. The more insects you can encourage to your garden the more your flowers will thrive.If you’re not already doing so make sure to keep up to date with the world of Richmond Oak and our bespoke seasoned oak conservatory, orangery and garden room projects. You can find us here &
Avoiding if possible the use of pesticides and repellents such as slug pellets will enable your garden to be more organic. If you are able to encourage more frogs and toads to wet and damp areas of your garden this will help keep the slugs off your flowers and vegetable plots. Eggs shells and shells from the beach will also keep slugs away from your plants and vegetables without the need of chemicals.
Creating your own compost system is a great way to reduce your landfill contributions and results in organic compost for your garden- saving you money! The easiest way to do this is to use an old dustbin and start filling with waste vegetable cuttings, rotten fruit, ground coffee beans etc.
English meadows have depleted by almost 97% and for this reason gardeners and landscapers are being encouraged to leave areas for wild meadows to help bring back a vital ecosystem that has been lost. If you have space leaving a section of your garden for meadow flowers is a great way to encourage more butterflies, birds and insects to your garden – if you don’t have a large outdoor space planting meadow seeds in pots can also be a great butterfly friendly feature.
Getting children and young adults involved in the garden not only helps them learn about the natural world and ecosystem but it also creates awareness of what’s around us and the need to nurture it.
At Richmond Oak we work closely with all our clients to ensure that we transform your home by creating a new living space that you have always dreamed of, we help you on a journey to transform your home into something incredible. Not just a conservatory from a catalogue, never ‘off the shelf’ without thought or love. Every single glazed extension we create is created with your exact requirements, each is bespoke, and we believe that the synergy between the garden and home is paramount.
Adding a hardwood glazed extension, such as conservatory or orangery, to your home not only adds value to your property but is the perfect way to inject character to your existing home and connect with the natural backdrop of the garden. Just imagine sitting inside an oak framed glazed extension looking out onto a beautiful landscaped garden, the two perfectly blending together. A well designed space will provide a natural flow from the house into the garden area. Whilst ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor space all year round no matter the weather and the associated benefits that connecting with nature can bring.
The value of your garden can also be measured financially with practical and well thought out gardens and extensions potentially adding 20% to the value of your home. Seating areas, vegetable beds, garden features and established flower beds make your garden feel loved and lived in – adding to the overall feel and attraction of a property.
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