It’s summer, and for many of us, that means trying to spend as much time as possible out in the garden. We’re not blessed with long, warm days very often, so it’s only natural to want to make the most of every drop of sunshine. If your garden is looking a little uninspiring, and you need some creative ideas to take it to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips to take your outdoor space from average to amazing.
If you enjoy sitting out in the garden, or you like to invite friends and family around, why not consider investing in some external structures to give your garden a focal point and make the space more versatile? You can look at a range of options to suit your budget and your preferences, from conservatories and garden rooms to gazebos and pergolas. If you add a roof, you can use the garden more frequently because you’ll be protected from the elements. There’s also the added possibility of providing shelter if you do have friends over and you’re hoping to dine al fresco. You can find a conservatory or look at options like log cabins and summer houses online or search for innovative, imaginative ways to make more basic structures like a pergola look incredible. For a rustic feel, consider using sleepers and wrapping them in fairy lights and creeping plants. If you have children, you could also inject a fun element with designs like teepees or treehouses.
Plants and flowers
If your garden needs a new lease of life, why not hone your green-fingered skills and do some planting? If you don’t already have a patio, some decking or flower beds, now is the time to do some basic landscaping. Think about how you want your outdoor space to look. If you have a small yard, you can still add colour and interest with potted trees and planters. If you have a lawn, you can create beds at the side or use crates, pots, or buckets if you’re keen to preserve the lawn and you’d rather adorn the patio with plants. Using window boxes is also a really good idea if you have limited space. There are so many ways you can use plants in a decorative sense, and you don’t need to be an experienced gardener to get results. Take a trip to the garden centre, have a think about colour schemes, and do some research to see which kinds of plants will suit your garden best.
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If the garden is looking a little drab and unloved, some simple, inexpensive accessories could make all the difference. Hang some buckets filled with flowers or mini lanterns from the fence panels or create a cosy zone with throws, outdoor rugs and floor cushions. Add lamps and hanging bulbs and set up an entertaining area with a table and chairs.
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If you wish your garden was reminiscent of something you’d find on Instagram or Pinterest, now is the time to take advantage of your creative skills, and take your outdoor area from average to amazing. You don’t need to spend hours turning the soil or spend a fortune to get incredible results.