During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have done home makeovers. It makes sense; we’re spending a lot more time in our homes so we may as well make them spaces we enjoy. But how many of us think about updating our gardens?
It might be the depths of winter for a lot of us, but it’s the perfect time to think about a revamp of our outdoor spaces. You might not want to get stuck in the cold right now, but we can still prepare for the summer ahead. What better way to bring some positivity to this gloomy time of year!
Here are just a few ways you can transform your garden that’ll make everyone envious! Plus, they’re simple, and you can DIY them all.
Make Water A Feature
An excellent way to transform your garden is by introducing a DIY pond. It couldn’t be easier. Simply collect some rocks and pebbles, dig a hole in your desired location, protect the bottom with pond liner and hide the edges with the stones and pebbles you’ve collected.
The DIY way won’t break the bank, and it’ll attract so much more wildlife. It’s a brilliant and straightforward way to teach kids about nature and get them excited about going outside. But if you want a complete pond overhaul, check out this past blog post.
Somewhere To Sit
When talking about somewhere to sit, we imagine specifically a patio. Lots of us already have them, but they tend to look a bit neglected and sad as we concentrate more on plants and lawns.
You could update the brickwork or add decking if you want to spend a little more. Look at solutions that are hard-wearing and will last the test of time. If you are updating your patio area, definitely think about whether you need a cover for the site – you want it to be usable in all weathers. If you contact specialized patio designers, you can get something that perfectly suits your home and adds interest architecturally.
A Splash Of Colour
Introducing a bold new colour to your garden can radically change the space’s look and feel. Plus, you can choose exactly how much you spend. If you have a bigger budget, think about changing all your fencing and outdoor buildings’ colour. Surprisingly, black is the perfect colour for gardens – it’ll make greenery next to it pop!
If your budget isn’t that big, go for adding color to some plant pots. Good spray paint will do the job and its cheap and cheerful. Whichever way you go, always ensure that you have the right paint for the job.
Changing The Landscape
Changing your garden space with a complete landscaping job can be a massive undertaking. You can achieve a similar impact by merely changing the shape of your lawn. Think about something completely different but clearly defined – like a circle or oblong.
It’s not as tricky as you’re probably imagining – mark out the new shape with string, then use a spade to eliminate excess law. You can hide edges and define the unique shape even more by adding in colourful border bedding plants. Just ensure you have the right tools for the job.