If you’re tired of gazing out your window at a boring an unfinished garden, then you’re not alone! Lots of people have grand ideas for their outdoor spaces that they haven’t finished or aren’t sure how to pull off. These are nine easy tips to help you perform a complete garden makeover.
Create Different Themed Spaces
If you have the space and lots of different inspirations in mind for a garden makeover, then you could choose to create a mixture of different spaces in your garden. Ideas for different spaces could be inspired by different countries such as an oriental garden space and a tropical garden space. Linking these different and unique spaces together can be done with a subtle gravel or block path.
Add a Fixed Structure
Fixed structures like gondolas can provide much-needed shade from summer sun and make a great feature on which climbing plants can grow happily and healthily. Adding some canvas to the top can make it into a make-shift summer house. You could even try hanging a hammock from the beams to create a truly relaxing space.
Add an Extending Canopy
If your garden doesn’t have the space for a fixed structure, you could look to extend a canopy from your roof. Before embarking on a project like this it might be a good idea to search for ‘roofers near me’ online to find a professional who will be able to advise on the best route forward and install it for you. A fixed canopy or porch can provide shade as well as protection from the rain so you can enjoy your garden all year round.
Tidy Paths and Patios
If you are looking for a very low energy and low maintenance way to breathe some life back into your garden, you will be surprised at how much of a difference little tasks can make. Simple activities like clearing leaves or debris off a pathway can help to reinstate it back to its former glory. Another area to look at is the patio. Weeds can be quick to grow through the cracks so pulling them up and applying some weed preventative measures will help you to keep on top of it.
If you regularly have visitors round, then it’s always nice to be able to sit and enjoy the garden. As well as benches and garden chairs, swing seats and hammocks are a nice addition. If you are on a budget you could researchhow to make garden furniture from pallets. People have made all sorts of things, including outdoor couches and coffee tables to fit their space. Some people have even made their own decking from old pallets.
Install a Pond
If you love wildlife, then adding a pond to your outside space can be great way to attract a range of different species into your garden. Installing a pond in your garden does take a lot of planning, and it’s important to have the right type of plants if you will be introducing fish to your pond. However, it can make a beautiful focal point, and you can even include water features too.
Try Fake Grass
Artificial grass is a great option for people who don’t have the time to do regular garden maintenance. The modern artificial grass looks really realistic, and you would be hard pushed to identify the difference when looking at it from a distance. The other great thing about fake grass is that there are companies who make fake grass that is pet and child-friendly.
Paint Walls and Fences
Bare walls and fences in your garden can sometimes be a bit drab and boring, so why not introduce some fun and experimental colors. This is a quick and cheap way to brighten up your space. If you have bright plants or flowers already, you could choose to paint them in more subtle and mellow tones to really help your plants stand out against a light or dark background.
Introduce Garden Lighting
Why stop enjoying your garden when the sun goes down? One of the best ways to get the most out of your garden and see it in a whole new light is by installing soft garden lighting. A lot of garden light that you can purchase is solar-powered, so it doesn’t require being plugged into the mains electricity.
As you can see, giving your garden a makeover doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Simple tricks like painting a fence or adding more seating can make a world of difference. These are just nine little tips that will help you to fall in love with your garden again. There are many more thing you can try, but these will help you to get started and might provide some inspiration for something a little more daring or larger scale.