Have your own summer concert
In lieu of those sun-kissed festivals, a simple outdoor stereo system can bring your garden to life. Listening to music outdoors goes back to the Ancient Greeks – but today, we can be a little cleverer with the acoustics. For example, did you know that temperature and weather affect how the sound carries? Cooler evenings amplify sound, so always be respectful of your neighbours as you crank out the tunes.
Take your workout out!
If you’ve not got round to building that home gym, you might be sick of knocking over the lamp every time you work out. The garden provides a much vaster, open space with far fewer obstacles. Grass is a great foundation for a truly beneficial yoga practice, for example. Instructors tell us to “feel the earth” during those downward dogs, so you’ll feel the benefits as the blades tickle your toes.
Workouts don’t have to be a chore either – it may be time to dust off the old swingball or badminton sets. Keep a fitness device on you and you’ll be surprised how many calories you can rack up! This is also a great way to get kids off the screens and out in the fresh air.
Finish that ‘man cave’ or ‘femme den’
You might recall our piece on the iconic femme den – the female equivalent of a man cave. Of the numerous contributors we spoke to, many of them cited their garden shed as their private space of work or relaxation. Ask the SONA team about extending your internet connection out into the shed. Turn it into an office, a music/TV zone or a reading room. Whenever you need a break, you can step right outdoors into the sun. That certainly beats the office, doesn’t it?
Ask us if you need help
The beauty of getting out in the garden is that we don’t rely on technology to entertain us. However, it doubtless enhances the experience, so if you need any tips on taking your garden to the next level, give us a call.