Often when people go through the process of upgrading their home, they only focus on the interior. However, your garden plays a huge role in your home, as a space where you can relax, unwind, spend time with the family, and entertain.
If you’ve been neglecting your outdoor space, then a garden upgrade might be needed. This article has lots of tips and tricks to help you transform your garden without spending a fortune.
Clear any clutter
One of the first things you will need to do when transforming your garden is to clear any clutter. If you have been neglecting your garden, then it’s likely that clutter has started to accumulate. This could be things like dried leaves, garden rubbish, dead plants or broken toys, but whatever it is, you need to get rid of it.
Once you have a clear space, you can see what you’re working with and start your garden upgrade. You may even find that you have a much bigger outdoor space than you first realised once you’ve tidied up!
Clean your patio
Once you have cleared away the clutter, you can get to work on everything that’s left. The patio is a good place to start.
You often don’t realise a patio is dirty until you actually start the cleaning process. Because it has looked the same for a while, you may have forgotten how clean it once was.
Thankfully, cleaning patios has never been easier and there are hundreds of different products around that will make cleaning quick and simple. If you want to get a proper deep clean, then you should invest in a power washer. Power washers, or pressure washers, are an excellent way to get a thorough clean without the hassle of having to scrub the patio by hand. They are definitely a worthwhile investment if you want to minimise the time and effort.
Create a home for wildlife
If you’re working on a garden upgrade, it’s well worth thinking about ways to make the space more wildlife friendly.
Installing some bird feeders is a simple way to encourage local wildlife into your garden. Bird feeders not only attract birds, but also squirrels. Little Peckers is a company that supplies all types of bird feeders along with bird baths and tables, so investing in some of their products could make your garden the perfect spot for wildlife.
You could also add some small bee houses, nestled into your greenery, to encourage bees to visit your garden.
Invest in new outdoor furniture
Another thing you should consider when upgrading your garden is investing in some outdoor furniture. If you plan to spend lots of time relaxing in your garden, then you will need something comfy to sit on.
When it comes to choosing the right garden furniture, think about how you use your garden. For example, if it’s only going to be you spending time outdoors, then you won’t need lots of seats and can focus on one comfy seat for yourself. However, if you like to host big parties, then you will need furniture to seat everyone. Perhaps also consider buying a set which comes with a table, as this will mean you can spend warm summer evenings eating outdoors.
Buy some outdoor lighting
Quality outdoor lighting can transform your garden into a cosy space when the sun goes down. The last thing you want is to be sat in complete darkness, so buying some outdoor lighting will mean that you have a nice well-lit area to relax in.
When you’re buying outdoor lighting, solar powered is a good option. Solar powered lights are very easy to maintain, don’t require a power supply, and cost nothing to run. All you need to do is install the lighting wherever you want, and the lights will automatically come on when it gets dark. Take some time to research the best outdoor lighting and choose a size and design that works well in your garden.
Plant lots of greenery
Having a garden is definitely a luxury, so if you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, then you should make the most of it by planting lots of greenery.
Consider the layout of your garden and think about where your plants will work best. For example, you could use shrubs and trees for privacy, create flower borders that are visible from indoors, or focus on container plants if you have a large patio. And if you want to expand your gardening skills, think about allocating some space for a vegetable or herb garden. Edible plants can look just as good as ornamental plants!
Hopefully these tips have given you lots of ideas for your garden upgrade. Have you got any other projects to add to the list?