How to Breathe New Life Into Your Back Garden
Your garden is just as important as your home’s interior. So, here’s how you can breathe new life into your tired old back garden.
Add a Water Feature
If you want to add a bit of style and sophistication to your garden, adding a water feature could be the ideal solution. They’re perfect for making your garden feel a little more grand and impressive. You can buy all sorts of different water feature. You can even construct a pond in your garden and have the water feature in the middle of it. But you don’t need a bond. As long as you have a professional plumber hook the water feature up properly, you can put it anywhere.
Be Creative with the Lighting
For me, lighting in the garden is as important as the lighting in the home. In other words, you need to think carefully about it and get creative. Lighting up your dark garden is a very simple way to improve it. It allows you to sit out there in the evenings. If you don’t have lights, you have to head back inside as soon as the sun sets. So, why not head to a lighting store and see what they have to offer. You should make sure that your garden is lit all over so you can enjoy it at any time of the day.
Relay the Lawn
The lawn is one of the most important things about any garden. It’s what people see when they first step out into your garden, so you want it to look impressive. It should be neat, vibrant and green! So, if your lawn is looking a bit thin and is more brown than green, it might be time to relay it. This is something you can hire a professional landscape gardener to carry out if you want the best outcomes. But you can do it by yourself if you want to, and you’ll save a little money this way too.
Make Bold Plant Choices
Greenery is important in the garden, but it can be a little overwhelming and a bit dull if there’s too much of it. That’s why you need to break up the blocks of green with some interesting plants and flowers. These offer you the chance to add some interesting colours to your garden, so make sure you make bold choices. Don’t go for boring flowers. Pick the ones that stand out and offer colour and vibrancy throughout the year. There are so many types of flowers, so do your research carefully.
Create a Shady Spot
When summer arrives, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the garden, but you’ll also want some protection from the sun. That’s why I’d recommend making sure you have a spot in the garden that’s in the shade. You could construct a wooden gazebo at the end of your garden. You can paint it, adding some colour to the garden, and then sit in it on those hot summer afternoons.
Make Sure You Have Somewhere to Host
Every good garden needs to have a space that’s dedicated to hosting and getting together with friends. This kind of thing might not seem so important at this time of year when the weather’s getting colder. But by the time summer comes back around, you’ll be wishing you had somewhere to eat outside with friends and family members. All you need is a nice patio or decked area where you can place a wooden table and as many chairs as you can fit around it.
Use Unusual Pots
Plant pots don’t have to be plant pots. This is an important thing to remember when you’re breathing new life into your back garden. You can use all sorts of things as plant pots. Some people use old kitchen sinks or disused toilets to plant flowers in. Any kind of unwanted ceramic structure makes a great plant pot for your garden. My favourite types or alternative plant pot are chimney pots. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes and they offer plenty of space for plants to grow in.
Keep it In Good Shape
Once you’ve made some of the changes discussed above, it’s vital to make sure that you keep the garden in good shape. You don’t want to let it become an unwieldy mess again, do you? Keeping the garden in good shape doesn’t have to be a huge task, it just takes a little effort. You have to keep the lawn under control, water the plants, and, most importantly, be quick to pull up the weeds. If you manage to do all that on a consistent basis, then you shouldn’t have trouble keeping it looking good.