It’s easy for our gardens to look a little tired, especially in the summer months when the sun it hot and we spent most of our time on the grass, tiring the furniture and mowing the dry, parched grass. So, what can you do to breathe a little more life into your garden space?
It’s a lot easier than you might think to bring together a garden restyle; it doesn’t have to cost the Earth either. Still looking for a little inspiration? Read on for 4 tips for a cool and simple garden makeover.
It might sound simple, but that’s because it is. You’ll be amazed at how easily you can dramatically change your garden’s landscape by simply adding some more plants and even some trees – check out The Tree Center for the latest in tree planting advice and the best variety for you garden. If you ever need a tree removed, check out treeserviceremoval.com. Go for bright shades of flowers and perennials to really add a pop of colour to you drab, dry outdoor area. Whether you plant them directly into the earth or you choose planters, adding colour and variety to your garden will make it look incredible all year round and if you choose plants that are easy to maintain then you won’t have to spend too much of your free time gardening.
Update that garden furniture
Whether it’s the baking sun bleaching your garden furniture, birds making it look unpleasant or your table and chairs simply looking tired and worn after years of use; garden furniture not only serves as somewhere to relax in your outdoor space, but it should also serve as a focal point. Drawing the eye to something attractive and pleasant. Depending on your budget you have a couple of choices here, you can either clean, repaint or reupholster your current patio set to give it a new lease of life, or you can splash out with a new set entirely. Choose something that really compliments your garden’s aesthetic, be that sleek and modern or something more traditional and conventional.
Add a rug
If your seating area is under cover – or you’re confident in the weather forecast – why not experiment with one of the most popular garden trends of the year? Adding an outdoor rug to your patio will not only instantly lift the area and provide comfort underfoot, but it also has the potential to add a splash of colour and coordinate with any garden accessories you might have on display.
Light it up
Having a cool, stylish garden is great – but not if you can’t enjoy it all through the evening. Garden lighting is a crucial element to any outdoor space, so by illuminating every area of your garden, you (and your guests) can enjoy it long after the sun goes down. Try stringing up some magical fairy lights along the garden fences and walls, plant some solar light stakes in your bushes or line the garden path with them. And don’t forget to add some tea lights to your walls, tables and flat surfaces for an instant, stylish look.