As we move into spring, the days are longer and brighter, and the promise of summer seems to hang in the air. As a result, you may be looking for new ways in which you can freshen up your garden in time for the summer months so that you can spend time soaking up the sun or even host a BBQ or two!
Thankfully, there are plenty of different things you can to spruce up your garden (even on a budget). Here are some tips to get started!
Here are some ideas on how to freshen up your garden in time for summer.
- Ensure that you have all of the materials you need on hand. For example, while you may already have the basic utensils such as trowels and shears, you can make the process of transforming (and maintaining) your garden easier by purchasing a bud trimming machine that will keep your garden in order. Do some research ahead of time to ensure that you are buying the right products for you.
- Adding extra storage if you have the space for things like garden utilsels and lawn furniture will add extra appeal to your property.
Easy way to transform your garden
- The most straightforward way to transform your garden is by growing as many different flowers as possible. Research your chosen flowers carefully based upon how much upkeep you are prepared to take on – as some flowers require very little TLC on your end. If you develop a particular skill in the field, you could even find a way to turn your green fingers into profit.
- Make a small garden appear much larger than it is by adding some wooden decking. This creates the impression of more space as it will contrast with your grass and provides you with a cool outdoor dining space to entertain your friends and family in.
Quick and easy updates
- Repaint your fences to bring more color into your garden. For example, while traditionally, your face may be painted a rather muted color such as brown, it doesn’t have to stay that way! If you want sunshine in your garden year-round, why not opt for a bright yellow shade of paint? You could even try your hand at creating a unique mural.
- Freshen up your garden furniture by adding a splash of paint or gloss. This is particularly useful as they tend to be subject to a lot of wear and tear due to alternating weather conditions. Alternatively, it may be time to get your hands on new furniture – whether that means you try your hand at DIY or purchase them second hand from local online groups.
About growing things
- Find a way to set up a vegetable patch in your garden. Not only do they look great, but they can also save you a lot of money in the long run and help us work to a more sustainable future as you will gradually become less reliant on grocery stores. If you’ve never done this before, start with easier fruits and veg such as potatoes, peas, and onions.
- Welcome wildlife into your garden by growing a variety of plants and hanging bird feeders. This means that you’ll nearly always have a friendly face popping in for a visit- and can help bring a lot of life and excitement to your garden.