Upgrading your Garden in Five Easy Steps
Having an outside space in which to relax and unwind can be a fantastic addition to any property. Now that the nicer weather is just around the corner, your mind may be filled with dread about how much work you have to do in your garden to make it summer-ready. Fear not, for it can be a lot easier than you imagine. Continue reading for our guide to updating your garden in five easy steps.
Keep on top of things
Work in the garden is a lot harder when you let the weeds take over and the lawn become overgrown. Instead of combatting the problem areas once a month, for example, a little and often approach ought to be adopted. Ensuring that the grass is mowed at least once a week, flower beds have weeds removed from them, and any past it flowers are de-headed regularly will certainly help. If you are not green-fingered, consider employing the services of a local gardener. Also, consider installing garden fencing to keep animals and other wildlife from creating havoc within your garden.
Create or improve your patio area
Having a patio area in which to entertain during summer days and nights is a must for many people. If yours is made up of paving slabs, be sure to keep them clean and prevent weeds from building up in the cracks by adding sand. Invest in a top-quality table and chairs set as well as a sturdy, reasonably sized barbecue and then you are almost sorted. A few strategically placed lights, solar-powered can be great if your garden gets a lot of sun, can work wonders.
Consider installing a water feature
If you are looking to add a conversation starter to your garden, consider installing a water feature. Not only can they be aesthetically pleasing, they can also have a calming effect with the sound of trickling water really appealing. Whether you are thinking about outdoor sphere fountains or something a little smaller, do your research carefully and choose something that has plenty of positive reviews.
Add plenty of color
Of course, gardens are supposed to be green, but that does not have to be restrictive. Color can really elevate a garden from good to great. A wide range of bright flowers can look stunning but will need replacing as they do not often last very long. Using pots to place them in, rather than all of them being directly planted into the flowerbeds, will make things easier. As well as the use of flowers to make the space more appealing and colorful, consider the addition of lanterns, which will also add light.
Give everything a lick of paint
Everything looks better when it has had a fresh lick of paint. Untreated fences tend to go green in places and so a coat or two of good quality wood paint will really make a difference. Furthermore, do not neglect to freshen up your garden shed as well. Be sure to check the weather forecast in advance to ensure your hard work doesn’t go to waste.