Are we finally over with the summer heatwave?
The bad news: Probably not. Despite the fact that we’ve welcomed rainy season months ago, we still feel Mr. Sun’s power every now and then.
The good news: We’ve already had some practice this year, so we know how to make the most of the hot summer weather. As tempting as it can be to stay indoors and turn the aircon to the max, it might be a better idea to breathe some fresh air and stay cool in your garden.
There are 3 reasons spending some time in the garden is good for you:
- It reduces your energy consumption.
- It means you can cool yourself down with the natural breeze.
- It’s good for the environment.
Here are some tips to beat the heat in your very own garden:
Stay hydrated and protected
If you’re going to cool down your body temperature, you need to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can help replenish the water your body loses through natural temperature regulation. You don’t even need to prepare an icy drink to sit down in the garden and enjoy the sun. Chilled beverages can increase your body temperature.
Another tip to help reduce the perceived temperature in the garden is to keep your grass green. Plants release oxygen and moisture, which can lower the heat. Unfortunately, in the summer, tall grass tends to turn brown. So, keep it low, ideally by investing in the best budget zero turn mower for your garden. Short grass can protect itself better from the heat and requires less water.
Relax in the shade
What’s the best outfit for garden relaxing? Trendy swimwear is by far the best choice for spending a few hours in the shade in the garden. Swimwear is breathable, so you’re less likely to get uncomfortable in the heat. The best trick to look and feel stylish in your best bikini: Paired with an oversize hat and a pair of sunglasses. However, avoid the hottest hours of the day. Lounging in the morning or the evening in your garden will help cool you down.
Cool down the pool
If you’re lucky enough to have your own swimming pool at home, enjoy a dip in the pool to relax during a very hot day. But if you’re going to make the most of your swimming pool, you need to make sure you can keep it cool. There are some smart features that can make a great deal of difference without wasting water. A fun water feature that creates movements such as a waterfall will introduce air in the water and cool it down. You can keep the feature running overnight and turn it off during the day. Solar panels are also a smart addition because they can help either heat or cool the water, depending on how you use them.
Help your local wildlife
Finally, inviting wildlife into your garden can have a cooling effect in the long term. A bee hotel or a birdbath will attract vital pollinators to your garden. You may not notice a difference immediately. But the presence of birds and bees can support pollination and plant growth. So, in the following years, the extra greenery will help cool down the garden.
It’s time to make your garden the best weapon against the heat. Are you ready to make the most of mother nature and natural cooling techniques?