Giving your garden a bit of an overhaul can not only make it look better but, in some cases, it can add value to your property too. So, if you fancy a bit of a change and are looking for some inspiration, look no further.
From small, more affordable additions to a complete revamp, there are lots of things you can do to make your outdoor space look incredible and feel inviting.
Here are 6 fabulous garden makeover ideas.
A Change of Furniture
If you are looking for a quick fix, changing your furniture is a great way to give your garden a completely new look. The range available nowadays is way more significant than it used to be so you shouldn’t have any issue finding something you like.
If you enjoy entertaining or frequently have guests round for a spot of outdoor dining, a large dining set might be a good choice. Many of these come with brilliant additional features such as adjustable height tables, integrated parasols and heaters, and under-seat storage.
If your budget doesn’t allow for new furniture, why not give your existing furniture a makeover? You may be surprised at the transformation that can take place from a coat of paint or some new upholstery – but be sure to do the correct preparation first!
Accessories and Personal Touches
Adding accessories and little personal touches to your garden can drastically change how it looks. Outdoor lighting, in particular, can turn a mediocre garden by day into a magical, inviting area by night. Fairy lights can be added to fences, walls, and gazebos, while bolder border lighting is a great way to illuminate specific areas of your garden.
Water features and garden ornaments add an element of visual art to your garden, or if you want something a bit different, a garden flag stand is a great way to add a personal touch. A wide range of U.S and marine flags are available online and in stores, as are flags that are a little more generic, so all-in-all, it’s a great way to add a bit of individuality to your outdoor space.
Other accessories that can transform a garden are outdoor cushions, candles, blankets, throws, and outdoor rugs. Small touches can make a big difference and don’t have to cost the earth either.
Grow Your Own
Growing your own veg and herbs is becoming increasingly popular these days, so if it’s something you have always fancied trying, why not section off an area of your garden and give it a go.
If you dislike the idea of an allotment-style area being a permanent fixture in your garden, fear not. It is just as easy to grow an array of produce in free-standing planters, pots, and bags. If space is limited, think about planting herbs or certain veg in fence planters or window boxes instead.
Mass-produced fruit and veg are often heavily coated in pesticides and other chemicals that washing cannot get rid of entirely, so growing your own may not only be cheaper in the long run but could be a lot healthier too.
Consider a Patio or Decking Area
If your garden doesn’t have an allocated seating area, a patio or decking area can transform it and should help to add value too. A patio may take more preparation and could be more expensive but, once fitted, requires far less maintenance than a deck. A quick power wash once or twice a year should be all it needs, and it will last for years.
A decking area not only looks great but is particularly good for gardens that have a gradient as it can be constructed over different levels. It’s also a great way to add a bit of an aesthetically pleasing feature to an otherwise ordinary garden.
If traditional wood decking isn’t modern enough for your taste or you want something easier to maintain, composite decking comes in a range of colors and effects and looks incredible once completed. It costs a lot more, but maintenance is pretty much non-existent, so if budget isn’t an issue but time is, this could be what you are looking for.
Create Zones within your Garden
Zoning is a marvelous way to add functionality and a sense of space to a garden of any size. Splitting it into sections can not only make it feel and look more organized but can also make it look bigger too.
If you are not sure where to start, draw out the space you have to work with on paper and plan it from there. Whether you need a children’s play area, a space for barbequing, or a relaxing spot for chilling out and reading a good book – think about how each space will function both individually and together.
Arbor’s, fencing, hedging, and trellises provide versatile ways to add physical boundaries to a garden and, when adorned with shrubs and flowers, can look magnificent too.
Flowers, Plants, and Shrubs
What better way to transform your garden than with an abundance of flowers and shrubs? There are thousands of different varieties to choose from, so it may seem a little overwhelming to begin with.
If you aren’t a keen gardener you may benefit from visiting a local garden center to get some advice on the best products to purchase based on the location of your garden. Many flowers, for example, thrive in the shade, while others prefer to be in direct sunlight. Knowing what to plant and where is probably the biggest hurdle you will encounter, but once things are established, it will become much easier.
If space is an issue, hanging baskets are a great way to add color to your outdoor space or, if you have a fenced or trellis border, climbing plants can help add a sense of seclusion and privacy to any garden.
With some planning and a little creative flair, your garden can become a beautiful area for you and your family to enjoy.