Make the most of your garden this summer

B&Q has found that on average, one in three Brits begin prepping for the summer season in spring each spending around 10 hours making sure their outdoor space is prepared.

So, if you haven’t started already, now is the perfect time to start sprucing up your garden for the summer season; we’ve taken a look at Ideal Home’s 2019 trends so you can make the most of your outside space this year.

  1. Make your garden flow

    According to Ideal Home, “making an outdoor space an extension of the indoors is a huge trend for 2019.” At Wexham Green, every home features French doors that lead from the living/kitchen/dining area out into the rear garden, effortlessly extending the space.

  1. Grow your own

    “Online marketplace eBay reveals a surge in searches for vegetable seeds, in one week over March/April, searches were up 53 per cent as green fingered Brits join the ‘Grow It Yourself’ trend for 2019.”

    “Easy to grow vegetables, salads and herbs, suitable for growing in small spaces such as wall planters and patio containers, will continue to rise in popularity, with the number of people on exclusively plant-based diets increasing.”

    The private patio in the rear garden of The Foxglove at Wexham Green provides ample space for planters, leaving your lawn intact.

  1. Share your garden with wildlife

    “Nearly 70 percent of British gardeners buy food for wildlife in their garden and over 60 percent make a conscious effort to grow plants that benefit wildlife.”

    To make your garden as inviting as possible for insects and birds, take a look at tips and tricks from Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).


Each home at Wexham Green has been designed to maximise the use of natural daylight, and bring the outdoors in. At The Willow, light floods into the room through a large bay window to the front of the home and from the full-height French doors to the rear, creating a light, bright space that is a joy to live in.

If you’d like to find out more about The Willow or any of our homes and gardens at Wexham Green, contact the sales team on 01753 468578.

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