With summer on its way, many are turning to their garden to spruce it up. A good looking garden not only feels more welcoming, but it also makes your property look more looked after and can make you want to spend more time in it. Depending on your budget you can make a whole variety of changes, from adding new furniture, getting some pergola builders in, or growing your own vegetable or repainting the fences. Below are four ways you can update your garden ready for the summer.
Repaint Your Fences
During the winter months, your fences go through a lot, from heavy winds to storms and torrential rain. This can cause them to wear down and the paintwork looking old and tatty. To make an instant change to how your garden looks, give them a fresh coating of paint. This will straight away have the garden looking more refreshed and welcoming. Fence paint isn’t too expensive and you don’t need much equipment to redo it either. Plus, if you fancy a change you can always change the colour and make it look completely different.
It’s a new year so why not start thinking about replacing the old furniture and getting some new ones in. If you have the budget, why not treat yourself to a new 2 piece furniture set? This will have you wanting to go outside into your garden to use it. Plus, when guests come over, they will enjoy the new level of comfort. You don’t have to spend a fortune on new furniture, there are many affordable options as well as pricier ones. Why not take a look at pinterest for some furniture inspiration.
Shade and Comfort
Make outdoor stays even more relaxing and comfortable by investing in elegantly-styled outdoor umbrellas. This way, summer showers won’t deter your tea time anymore. It can also protect you and your furniture from direct sunlight. Apart from their functionality, the umbrellas can up the aesthetic charm of your garden by filling in largely empty spaces in certain areas.
Plant Your Own Vegetable Plants
Vegetable patches are not only great for giving you something to do, but you can also use what you produce in your dinners. You’ll spend many evenings watering and looking after them, but you’ll be extremely proud when you see your first tomato grown, or your herbs tasting delicious in the recipe you are trying. Vegetables are affordable and will add some colour in your back garden. They will also take up any empty space that you may want to try and avoid.
Install Some Lighting
Lighting is a great way to make your garden presentable at night but also add some atmosphere as the day starts to get darker. There are a whole variety of solar lights that you can purchase to go beside your path, or in your garden bedding. If you have any trees in your back garden, you can always hang some lighting on them, or below to present them as a centrepiece at night. The possibilities are endless.
Overall there are a whole plethora of changes that you can do to get your garden ready for the summer months. Depending on budget, start with the most affordable options and then work your way up.
What changes are you planning on doing to your garden? Will you be applying any of the above? Let me know in the comment box below, I would love to hear from you.