Big or small, front or back – your garden can be transformed into your own little haven in a matter of steps.
Your garden has the potential to be your little slice of paradise; it just needs the right care and attention. For all those keen gardeners out there, or those who have been faced with a yard that they have no idea what to do with – here are some easy ways to make the most out of your space.
Nowadays, there are no limits to garden furniture – things have certainly come a long way since white plastic patio chairs. No matter on sizing or space, there is a wide range of fun and funky furniture that’ll fit your garden and adhere to your needs. Outdoor furniture is great for utilising your space, transforming it into a laid back and comfortable area that can act as an extension to your home. Plus, you are always ready and prepared for whenever the sun shows its face. Hello, garden parties!
Throwing in some decorative lighting to your garden is a surefire way to make it feel like home. No matter the budget or size, there is a multitude of ways to brighten your garden, some which need next to no maintenance.
From environmentally friendly solar lights, aesthetically pleasing string lights and wall lights, they create instant calm and relaxed atmosphere in any garden. It not only allows for the fun to continue after the sun goes down, but it can also help with safety and security. The warm glow from outside lights can instantly transform a garden, making those warm summer nights worth the wait.
Is your garden feeling a little quiet? Make your garden a home for others by placing features such as bird feeders, birdbaths, or even a hedgehog or bee hotel if you’re feeling your inner Attenborough.
From decorative to practical, you can attract wildlife into your garden in lots of different ways. Like us humans, the best way to invite critters is through food. Basic feeders can be hung from wall fixtures or even trees, and more elaborate birdhouses and baths can be implemented into your garden without a thought.
Some birdhouses and birdbaths can be very decorative, meaning you can admire the busy wildlife, even kick off a hobby, all whilst sticking to your perfectly achieved garden aesthetic.
When you can keep them alive plants and flowers can be the life and soul of your garden, bringing an abundance of colours, textures and smells to your garden. Even with a concrete patio for a back yard, there are lots of ways to brighten up your space with some plants or flowers.
Hanging baskets are a great way to grow and display flowers, particularly if you haven’t got much space. There are even specific plant species that you can buy which will thrive in your baskets. This also goes for window sill boxes, pots and climbers too. There are hundreds of species to choose from, allowing you to create your own colour palette to tend to and admire.
If flowers aren’t your thing, your garden also has the ability to become a provider of freshly grown herbs and vegetables. This is a great way to utilise your space, especially if you haven’t got much of it to work with.
A Lick of Paint
Paint isn’t just for inside the house – a splash here and there has the potential to transform a garden. Walls, fences and sheds can all be your blank canvas, begging for a lick of paint which will give your garden that little bit of extra pizazz.
For small gardens, white walls or fences allow your garden to look and feel much bigger. But don’t let our suggestions dampen your creativity – go wild! Who says you can’t have a pink fence?
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