How to Keep Yourself Cool in Your Garden This Summer
With temperatures soaring and blissfully hot summers becoming more of a common occurrence, it’s important to know how to keep yourself cool when spending more time in your garden during the summer months.
Staying hydrated on a daily basis has always been essential however it is more important to stay hydrated when the temperature is reaching over 25 degrees. Our bodies lose hydration when we sweat so it’s more important to make sure we are taking in more fluids than we would on a normal day.
It might sound strange but hot drinks will help cool you down. By forcing your body to sweat more, it will cool you down quicker. However, this being said, try to avoid coffee as this contains ingredients which will cause your body to naturally dehydrate itself which will inevitably make you feel worse.
In the end, any liquid is better than no liquid so make sure you keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water/fluids.
Add Plenty of Shade
The easiest way to cool off in your garden this summer is to create a cool space and add some shade from the sun. Adding a patio awning or veranda awning can instantly add some shade and cool down your garden with minimal effort.
By opening your awning up during the morning, you’ll be able to control the heat within the area and create a cool space to work in and hangout throughout the day. Awnings don’t have to take up your whole garden with many styles available and are perfect for al-fresco dining with family or just creating a stylish area where you can host all your family and friends.
Adding an awning will also shade your house from the midday sun which will help keep your house cool and allow you to walk inside to a bearable heat once you’re finished outside.
Wear Breathable Clothing
Make sure the clothes you wear during summer are loose-fitting and light coloured. Fibres such as Cotton and Linen are perfect in the summer as they are more breathable and they absorb perspiration.
Wearing comfortable sandals over socks and trainers will also help your feet from sweating in the sun which is vital as this is one of the places our body absorbs internal heat. Make sure you also choose to wear sunglasses and sun hats as well as adding sunscreen every few hours to avoid being burned and suffering from sunstroke.
Install a Misting System
A misting system is designed to cool the air down and can reduce the temperature around you. A misting system can also double as a watering system which will help your garden. However, the best use of a misting system is that it allows you to enjoy your outdoor space no matter how hot it is.
Add Some Water
Paddling pools are not just for the children anymore. There are now many more ways of adding water to your garden without compromising the look and feel. Whether you choose a lap pool, plunge pool or even a hot tub. Adding an element of water during one of the hottest seasons can instantly cool you down.
If you don’t have the space for a permanent pool, consider investing in a pop-up pool. It’s easy to use and can be taken down once you’ve finished with it. Ideal for those with smaller gardens/patios adding an element of water can make a huge difference.
Pick the Right Time Of Day
It’s tempting to head out into the garden during the hottest part of the day but this is actually one of the worst times to head outside. Even with added shade, the humidity will increase your body temperature and make you feel hotter. If you’ve created a cool area by creating shade early in the morning, you can use this but it wouldn’t be advisable to stay out too long during peak hours.
By following our tips you’ll be able to create a cooler garden for you to enjoy safely during the summer months.