Upgrading Your Garden On A Budget

In the middle of winter, it’s very difficult to keep your garden looking great, and if your garden has been looking a little bland lately, you may want to look to increase its aesthetics without having to spend the earth to do it. Not everybody has the funds to completely invest in their garden spaces, so you have to do what you can with what you’ve got.

There are so many ways to create a more beautiful garden with minimal effort and funds. And when you do have the money to be able to install luxuries such as an astro turf, or you want to install a brand new water fountain, you can do those. In the meantime, we’ve got some help for you so that you can upgrade your garden on a smaller budget. 

Clear garden clutter

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One of the best ways that you can upgrade your garden in just a few minutes is to go through it and start picking up all of the clutter. Whether it’s weather based debris or you have rubbish in the garden from the Christmas celebrations, you should make sure you get rid of all of it. Make sure that you’ve left plenty of space between your plants and you’ve picked everything up off of the lawns. Not only will this look better, but it will make sure that your plants have space that they need to grow and thrive. If you can declutter it also by cutting your lawn decorations down, you don’t need to have any crowding happening with gnomes or frogs. 

Add colour

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It’s very cheap to be able to buy seeds and bulbs from the local garden centre to add some color to your garden. Brightly coloured gardens also offer you a more relaxing and happier exterior outdoors. You might be able to incorporate flowers in brighter and better colours than just the standard greens. And who says that you have to keep it uniform? A mishmash of an assortment of colours is going to make your garden pop. Good examples of winter-flowering plants to provide colour include Heathers, Aconite, Hellebores, Mahonia or Cyclamen.

Upgrade the mulch

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Did you know that mulch comes in black, brown and red? Yes, really – you can get mulch in different colours, so by switching out your mulch to a different colour you can upgrade your garden. For instance, most people choose natural brown for their mulch, but red or black mulch in and around your flower beds and your trees can add more contrast and change the look of your garden beds.

Be creative

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When it comes to garden bed borders, you can be creative with them. You don’t need to have small walls or brown fences. You could go with the classic picket, white fence, a brightly coloured fence or a metal one. If you don’t want to have fences around your borders, you can always plant stick bushes and brush. If garden planters are looking a bit tatty, give them a fresh new lick of paint. A simple structure like an arch, a decorative panel or a pergola gives scope to add height to your garden and you can grow scented flowers such as roses or pretty clematis up and around them.

Upgrading your garden doesn’t have to rinse your wallet, but if you do want to do something with more luxury behind it, think about adding a pond, an outdoor kitchen, or a feature that the birds will love. 

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