Gardens can quickly become overgrown and untidy. It never takes long for a garden to begin to look dated, and the weather can take its toll on our outdoor spaces throughout the year.
If your garden is in need of a new look, why not transform it with a few of our top five tips?
Bring Some Year-Round Colour in with Paint
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make a big impact on a garden is to paint fencing, brickwork, or outside buildings like sheds or garages, to give your garden a fresh look.
Painting a fence panel is very quick and easy to do, and by buying smaller paint tins and choosing three or four different colours, you can give your garden a striking look. Traditional creosotes and varnishes can give a garden a dull and boring look, but using different bright or pastel shades can add a splash of colour to your garden all year round.
Build Your Own Raised Planters
Raised planters are easy to make yourself with a plywood sheet, and you can use leftover paint from your fencing to make them blend in, or clash, with your fence panels. These plywood sheets by Armstrong Supplies, for example, give you a number of different options for material, and all of them can be painted with weather-proof paint to give them a unique look that you can be proud of. The planters can be used to bring blooming flowers to your garden in the summer, or wintertime greens from all year plants and bushes.
Use Stone to Define Spaces and Pathways
Using loose stone like gravel, or stone slabs is a great way to give your outdoor space some definition and add a pathway through your garden. Plan out a functional path through your space and use slabs or large stones to mark the path or a trail of gravel winding through your garden.
Upcycle Old Furniture – Turn Trash into Treasure
If you have old equipment or furniture in a garage or shed, you can make some extra room in there by upcycling the old furniture into a planter, artwork, or even a water feature.
An old and broken lawnmower can be painted with an all-weather paint and turned into a quirky planter, for example. You can attach plastic pots to its handle, and remove its interior to make space for a big plant or bush.
Plant Climbing Plants to Add Depth and Texture
Whenever you design a garden, you should have an eye on the future and the changing seasons. Plants will grow into your space so be careful not to overload any areas, and consider using plants that will grow in time and add depth and texture to your space.
Climbing plants can add a natural texture to painted fence panels, or be used to cover cracked or unsightly brickwork. There are several fast-growing and inexpensive plants that are great for this purpose and grow all year round.
By using just a few of our tips, you can quickly and easily transform your garden yourself without having to spend a lot of money. With a little planning and the right plants, your garden will have a whole new look.