We’ve been experiencing warmer days recently and it’s definitely got us excited for summer! Imagine long lazy days spent in the garden… Of course, you’ll want to make sure that it looks great first. In the summer months, your outside space becomes just as important as your indoor space. With our quick and easy tips, you’ll be able to fix up your garden without breaking the bank – you can’t argue with that, can you?
Create a fresh new sitting area:
All you need is some concrete blocks, a foam pad and lots of cushions. Stack the blocks up against the house, and put the foam pad on the top- ta da! You’ve got extra space for if you have guests round and you don’t have to shell out a fortune on unnecessary garden furniture!
Add detail to any benches you have:
Make them more comfortable and attractive by adding individual cushions and a cushion base.
Wrap solar lights around the trees/bushes:
Doing this creates a lovely romantic feel and saves you having to buy lots of outdoor lighting.
Update any old furniture with a splash of colour:
This is a good idea if you have anything that’s made out of materials like iron which rust with time. A lick of paint will give it a fresh new breath of life. Choose a bright colour to make it a focal point of the garden.
Decorate your shed:
Don’t let it fall into a decrepit state! Paint it a funky colour and why not attach some garden lanterns? You could wrap some fairy lights along the edge of the roof too.
Paint the fence:
This needs doing at least once a year in order to maintain it. In terms of colour, why not try something new this year and go for pastels? Neutral colours work well but, dare we say it, they’re a little bit boring…
Don’t underestimate flower power:
Flowers make any garden look beautiful so grow as many as you can. Seeds and bulbs are cheap to buy, though if you’re not a keen gardener, then you can buy already grown flowers and plants for an affordable price at your local homeware store.
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With a little bit of TLC, your garden will look fresh and fabulous in no time!