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Summer garden ideas for your Glasgow home Posted: 7th June 2023

Summer garden ideas for your Glasgow home

Summer in Scotland can be trivial at best, from cloudy overcast to those rare days of sunshine, so how best do you prepare your garden for the weather and make the most of your outdoor space on those warmer days?

This latest blog posts discusses the key things to consider when it comes to creating your dream garden space. And the great thing? It can be applied to both small garden spaces and larger areas.

So let’s begin on the main elements that should be fuelling your garden ideas.


small garden design ideas using colour

Colour schemes for your outdoor space

First off, colour – it plays a huge role sensory role and has even been proven to affect your mood. For garden we would suggest a calming colour scheme of neutrals beige, white, grey or black combined or alternatively a blend of vibrant pop colours for a happy and inspiring space.

Reds, orange and yellow are all great for creating a warm and welcoming area, whilst green has a very natural and complementary look when sat beside flower beds etc.

All of the above options can be introduced to your outdoor space in the form of painted surfaces or accessories.


furniture choices for small garden space

Garden furniture choices for your home in summer

However accessories are nothing without your choice in garden furniture and the first thing you need to decide is whether you are opting for comfort or aesthetic/ practicality, as well as looking at the space you have available.

A small space, for example, will not be able to host a large dining table but could have many bean bag lounge style seats for social occasions. Meanwhile a larger garden area could accommodate a garden furniture set.

Good material choices for this include rattan, treated metal and wood – just make sure to choose weather proof cushions or have an appropriate storage solution. This will make sure it lasts.


smaller plants with colour being used to create impact in smaller gardens

Complete your garden landscaping with plants

Once you have seating areas in place, it’s then time to frame them out with some flowering plants to complete the look of your garden.

You could have traditional raised beds and climbing plants or instead opt for a minimalist potted plants approach. They key thing is to just not overbear your garden as this can actually make it look smaller.

If this is something you struggle with then try trailing plants in corner areas, these can be easily hung decoratively once they have reached the perfect length.


outside space using fairy lights in garden area

Additional extras to consider for your garden space

However if this isn’t for you and seems like too much maintenance then accessories such as fairy lights, living walls and outdoor rug options are all a great way of making your space complete.

And by using all of these garden ideas in combination you should have the perfect outdoor space to enjoy this summer.


selling homes with beautiful gardens in east Renfrewshire and Glasgow

Still to find the perfect garden space for you?

If your current living situation doesn’t suit your design ideas, it may be time to sell your home and make a move. And we at Nicol Estate Agents are on hand to assist in any way we can, from market insight and property valuation to pairing you with the perfect buyer.

Our team are available Monday to Saturday and can be contacted on 0141 616 3960 or email [email protected]

We currently have homes for sale in East Renfrewshire, including popular areas like Newton Mearns and Cathcart.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.