Whether you have a small backyard or several acres of land, you can enhance your property in a number of ways. You can redesign the landscape, add a deck or patio, or simply refresh the paintwork on your fences and shed. If you don’t feel particularly inspired, check out these easy and affordable ways to give your garden a make-over.
#1. Design a garden path
Even the most beautiful lawn can look untamed if there is no path you can use to get across your garden. Creating a walkway may sound complicated and expensive, but the truth is it’s easier and more affordable than you think. For a sophisticated look, replace pavers with crushed rock. This material is inexpensive and comes in a variety of colours. Use stakes to determine the shape of your path, lay down the rock, flatten the surface with a compactor, and start enjoying your new garden feature.
#2. Give your shed a new lease of life
Sheds are often used for keeping outdoor tools, but this doesn’t mean you can’t turn it into something more flattering. The first thing to do is to add shelves and a few cupboards to deal with the cluster. Then, refresh the paintwork and replace the traditional glass windows with acrylic shed windows, which look as good as glass ones but are more resistant and easier to maintain.
#3. Plant Perennials
Lawns are very easy to maintain, but they won’t bring any colour or diversity to your garden. Perennials, on the other hand, can enhance your landscape while requiring little maintenance. A few options that pair particularly well with the moody British weather include lily-of-the-valley, monkshood, Echinacea, autumn joy, and bleeding heart. Hydrangeas and other bushy varieties are other great choices if you want to embellish the area next to your fence or exterior walls.
#4. Create an allotment plot
Are you tired of buying tasteless vegetables from the supermarket? Why not grow your own? An allotment plot not only allows you to grow your own, flavourful veggies but also draws up the aesthetic value of your outdoor space. If you’re concerned about the weather, an acrylic glass greenhouse can protect your edibles from wind and low temperatures while looking amazing in your garden.
#5. Define your outdoor spaces
A garden serves multiple purposes. You might use it to lounge on sunny days, cook delicious foods over a fire, dine, or grow vegetables. The easiest way to prevent it from looking messy and cluttered is to define your spaces. Set up an outdoor kitchen complete with BBQ and fire pit in a corner. Make a floor out of wood planks, mount a gazebo over it, and create a dining area. Invest in comfortable garden furniture for your lounging and socialising corner. Doing this can be inexpensive if you use furniture and accessories you already have, and will turn your garden into a true paradise.
The appearance of any outdoor space can be elevated by planting as many trees as possible.This not only help in lending a natural and organic green functionality, but are also
aesthetically pleasing. If you really want your tree to pop, try using specially designed tree
grates. Tree grates also come with floor lightings, which look stunning, when the sun goes
down. Once you have your tree grates and your gazebo, and a small fountain, you will turn
you humble outdoor space into an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
Now, it’s down to you. How would you give your garden a make-over? Do you have any other tips and suggestions?