A parasol is, oftentimes, the hub of a garden furniture setup. When the weather is poor, or the sun is shining too bright, refuge is sought underneath the protection of a garden umbrella. What better chance, then, to make the most of this space with the addition of some welcome functionality to a piece of equipment that hasn’t changed much since it’s inception in Ancient China, circa 21 AD. LOFA run you through some essential parasol accessories and their innate benefits below.
We may just be ending October, but it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere we go, and it’s got us thinking about throwing an outdoor Christmas party! We know what you’re thinking: is it really possible to have a winter party outside? With the cold, wet and dark weather of winter, surely not! However, have you ever thought about getting a gazebo for your outdoor winter party? An outdoor gazebo that’s decorated perfectly is great for taking your winter party outside. Below, we’ve come up with our top tips for decorating your outdoor canopy to make sure you throw the best outdoor Christmas party.
LOFA hopes that your barbecue gave you many splendid garden parties and helped you to create scrumptious feasts for your friends and loved ones. During the warmer months, our barbecues become an integral part of our afternoons and evenings, but a winter barbecue is rarely on the top of anyone’s to-do list. If you’re not one of the braver souls who will be bracing the cold to cook winter meals on your grill, you should make sure that you properly store your barbecue for winter. Winter barbecue preparation can vary from model to model, but it is important to take the necessary steps to keep your barbecue in its very best condition through this frostier time of the year. (more…)
It’s easy to come to the conclusion that garden parties are over as soon as summer draws to a close, but we’re not of the same understanding. Autumn is actually the perfect time for a gathering in your garden, but it has to be done right. Thankfully, at LOFA, we understand gardens and we can throw a great party – so we’re going to share some guidance on how to create the perfect autumn garden party.
Seemingly born with pockets of enthusiasm and energy, the majority of children possess a level of excitement and stamina which rivals the Energizer bunny. Although through a child’s eyes, exercise and playtime is nothing more than a source of entertainment and amusement, the benefits of running around at full speed in the garden reach further than just bringing a smile to their face. Exercise for kids is one of the most important and effective ways of ensuring your child’s mental development proceeds at a healthy and positive rate. Whether you choose to accommodate this process through sports, play equipment, or fun playground games, encouraging your children to go outside and play should always be a part of your daily routine, and here is why:
For many, autumn is a time to retire from the garden and throw away the back door key until the weather warms up again. At LOFA, we think this is a crying shame. There is so much autumn garden inspiration available, and ideas can be sparked even just from looking outside at parks and streets that feature trees and foliage. For us, autumn is a time to turn your garden into a russet wonderland, so we’ve gathered together some tips and ideas for your autumn garden inspiration, so you can keep using your outside space all year round. (more…)
Wanting to make the most of your garden lighting fixtures can be a complicated desire. Thankfully, here at LOFA, we decided to put together a comprehensive maintenance guide to light the way. Maintenance and proper preparation comprise the main elements of getting the most out of your garden lighting, which is why it’s important to consider these factors profusely and implement the appropriate techniques. (more…)
We have spoken plenty about the various options available when decorating a gazebo for summer parties. We have done articles on creating a lovely and relaxed feeling with your outdoor gazebo decorations, as well as how to throw an elegant and stylish garden party using your gazebo. However, what about when you would like to create a sweet and intimate date night for you and your partner, or need a romantic gazebo to play host to a wedding ceremony? Gazebos are beautiful buildings that are often used for romantic settings, so do not let yours go to waste – whether for just the two of you or for the whole family, romantic gazebo ideas will make your garden the place where memorable, loving moments happen. (more…)
A parasol is simply a big umbrella for your garden, right? It serves to block the sun, offering a bit of shade and nothing more complex than that? Not quite, no. There are actually a good few variations available when you’re buying a parasol for your garden, from size and material to tilt and base. It can be overwhelming knowing which garden parasol to choose, so LOFA have put together a simple parasol buying guide which can help you to decide which parasol is right for you this summer, taking into account all of the possible variables. (more…)
Are you looking to host the perfect barbecue garden party this summer? It can be tempting, but also daunting. We all know the feeling of wanting to invite family and friends over for some fun and some good food. Yet, we worry and we put ourselves off by claiming it will be bad, there will be too much to do and it won’t be enjoyable… Here’s how you can ensure you throw a killer barbecue this summer (more…)