Create your own outdoor oasis with the help of Mell Square

During this difficult time, many of us are cherishing our time spent outdoors – whether it’s to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine or for taking the time to focus on our wellbeing by completing tasks, such as gardening or outdoor exercise.

We’ve compiled some simple outdoor design trends from our retailers to help you make the most of your garden space.

Start with your roots
Gardening is an amazing way to spend time productively and a great opportunity to enhance the beauty of one of your home’s best features, but if gardening is completely new to you, you may need a few tools and essentials to get you started. For this you can make the most of Argos’ delivery service – with a wide range of both hand and power tools on offer, as well as artificial plants and flowers to give you a head start on your gardening skills.

One thing for sure is that BBQ season has certainly come early this year, so after a long day gardening you might want to treat the family to their favourite summer feast. You can shop the wide range of BBQ options at Argos, and don’t forget to check out the picnic sets too!

Speaking of the great outdoors, Liv’s also wants to help you get your garden summer ready. If you’re hoping to breathe some fresh air into your garden without any major DIY, why not consider some simple accessories such as painted flowerpots, stylish lantern’s or unique watering cans? Liv’s even supplies the much-needed hand cream too!

Visit for more inspiration to help you embrace your inner ‘green fingered self’ and create your own homegrown oasis in your garden.

Al fresco dining
Once you have mastered the art of gardening, you may want to make sure the space is suitable for all the family to enjoy together. If you’re not wanting to invest in new garden furniture, then take a look at Farrow and Ball’s website, where it has shared some genius ideas to brighten up your outdoor spaces.

This can be as simple as painting some old outdoor furniture, and with its durable exterior paint finishes available in all 132 shades on its colour chart, you can really let your imagination run wild.

If you’re not in the mood for painting, you can also give your outdoor area a refresh with some rugs and cushions from Dunelm, which can make the oldest of garden sets look as good as new. Once your furniture is sorted, you may want to source some garden extras like a parasol to create some shade, or outdoor lighting for when the sunny days turn into evenings.

Explore your options at Dunelm, where you can find creative festoon lighting, LED string lights, stylish outdoor lanterns and many more.

The new playground
Your garden may well be less peaceful and more of an outdoor play area during the current school closures, so you’ll want to make sure it’s fully equipped for PE lessons and other outdoor activities to keep your children entertained. Argos has exclusive deals on outdoor games such as racket sports sets, basketball hoops and even football goal posts, to really keep the little ones active.

There’s also larger outdoor play equipment on offer providing hours of fun, as well as paddling pools – as we are feeling optimistic this nice weather is here to stay.

Visit for more information on the current deals and offers.

Small changes can make a huge difference
You don’t need to undertake a huge landscaping project to be happy with your outside space. During the current situation, remember your garden is somewhere safe to spend quality time with your family, so if you are just after a slight spring refresh there’s also plenty of other resources on offer to help you get those odd jobs done.

Keep an eye on our social channels to see which Mell Square retailers are still offering products and services through online deliveries.




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