When warm weather arrives, most people prefer to be outside as much as possible, making an outdoor space more than just a garden. Today, gardens are multi-purpose areas that reflect personal interests and personalities, and are often used for the same everyday activities that take place indoors. A garden can serve as a much-needed retreat that – when well-designed and decorated – can increase a home’s liveable space .
In the weeks ahead, we’ll focus on the back yard, by letter, with an A to Z guide full of smart and stylish outdoor decor ideas, along with useful and unique garden elements.
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J – Jumbo Joss Sticks: Create a subtle aroma in the garden or keep mosquitos at bay without toxic chemicals by adding some scented or citronella joss sticks to your garden. Jumbo Garden incense is available in a variety of colours and fragrances and can burn for three to four hours. The sticks can be placed in a trendy burner or funky pot filled with sand and pebbles.
Where to buy: Authenteak
Miss our last post from this A to Z guide? This guide is full of garden goodies, great ideas and practical solutions to help you create a summer-ready outdoor retreat. Just in case: A — Al fresco dining; B — Bunting; C — Cinema; D — Daybed; E — Eco Garden Room; F — Fire Pits; G — Glow-in-the-Dark Elements; H — Herb Garden; I — Irrigation System
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