7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Garden
You should always try to get the most out of your garden while the weather’s decent, and it can easily be improved upon even with a really small budget! We’ve put together a list of our favourite simple and effective ways to improve your garden this summer…
- Plenty of Colour
Your garden should be bursting with colour! Bold is better when it comes to your garden, making it visually appealing and a treat for you and your family to be in. Choose colourful flowers, bold plant pots, and even consider painting the fence or your shed in quirky colours to add points of interest around the garden.
- Solar Powered Lights
Even if you’re enjoying the lighter nights, some social gatherings in the garden last long past sunset. Solar powered lights will become your best friend for sunny days that need to last that little bit longer. Place them around seating areas, wind them around plants and freestanding structures in your garden or simply place them on a table – solar powered lights will ensure that your garden twinkles away in the dark evening.
- Water Feature
Adding a pond or a small fountain to your garden can be a relaxing addition to your garden, and an extra point of interest for your kids! Sit back and relax listening to the atmospheric sound of the water, or take a seat and watch fish swimming in the pond. A water feature is always a welcome addition to the modern garden.
- Give the Garden a Tidy
Yes we know it’s not the most glamorous of jobs, but cleaning what you already have in your garden will spruce it up in no time. Simple maintenance around the garden such as cleaning the patio, dusting off the garden furniture and mowing the lawn will have you feeling as though you have a brand new garden without having to spend any money at all!
- Create a Seating & Dining Area
Ever popular during the summer months, rattan garden furniture can be a fantastic way to keep you and your family happy and enjoying your garden for longer. Choose from sofa sets to relax in the sunshine, or dining cube sets that help you to seat all of your family and guests during the next BBQ or outdoor social gathering.
- Add Plants in Threes
Don’t ask us how, but adding plants in threes around your garden just looks better than adding one by itself. From a design perspective, it just looks like more thought has gone into it and you’ve planned for those plants to be in that exact spot (even if you haven’t put any thought into it at all!).
- Feed Your Lawn
Chances are that your lawn has got hungry over the winter. Gardeners tend to recommend fertilising the lawn between one and four times a year, and it should only take a couple of hours. It can make your grass look luscious and healthy, filling up any bare patches and preventing weeds from popping up – which is much more inviting than a patchy lawn covered in pesky dandelions.