When it comes to the garden, many households can have a love/hate relationship with it. Unless you have a passion for gardening, it can seem like a constant struggle to keep your outdoor space looking nice all year round. So here are some useful tips on treating your garden with a makeover.
Use Flowers And Plants That Are Manageable
Let’s admit it, flowers and plants, in general, can be difficult to maintain because they all require a different level of care. So whether you spend hours in the garden or merely minutes, invest in flowers and plants that are manageable for you. Research some that may not need much attention but still look interesting and colourful. Experiment with herbs and vegetables because they can also add something a little different to the space, as well as providing you with free food. Adapt your choices to the amount of sun or lack of sun that your property gets in order for your plants to thrive.
Replace Your Fencing
Fencing is important to your garden because it helps define its shape. So if you find there are areas of wood that might have rotted or fallen apart, it’s certainly worth investing the money in replacing them with new fence panels. You can also update them simply with a lick of paint. Over time, the seasons can weather and damage the fencing, as well as fading the paint. Pick out a more durable one and make it an annual ‘to-do’ when you can. You’ll be surprised by the difference it makes. If you want to add a bit more to the fencing, you can always install lights or hanging baskets.
Decking might be more of a costly expense, but it can certainly make it more attractive and appealing to spend more time in. Be sure to carefully consider where you’d want your decking to go, whether it’s attaching it to the property or placing it further up the other end of your garden. Also think about what you’d want to use this space for, perhaps it’s an area for your BBQ or a lounge area.
If you have children, then why not get creative and build a treehouse. If you have the trees available and a fairly big garden, there’s plenty of DIY inspiration online to find the materials in order to make your own playground up in the trees.
Replace Broken Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture is great for adding a bit of decor and interest to the garden, but if they’ve started to rust or have already broken, it might be worth replacing them with more durable pieces. Avoiding steel or any type of metal that isn’t waterproof is recommended. You can also bring out your DIY skills (if you have them) and upscale any broken furniture, making them in flower beds or various plant holders.
So whether you take action over the summer or find the inspiration in the winter, treat your garden to a little makeover that you and your family can enjoy.