After a long, hard winter our garden’s can often look battered and weathered. It’s hardly surprising when they’ve faced the wind, the rain and sometimes even snow. When the weather improves, it is time to start thinking about giving your garden a facelift. Nothing too dramatic, but perhaps just lick of paint here and there and moving some things around. You could even think about adding some new design or lighting elements that won’t break the bank.
Where to start?
First of all, you need to start with a big cleanup operation. No matter where in the world you live, our gardens do generally seem to get less use in winter. When the warmer weather comes, it motivates us to get outside and start doing those odd jobs that we had meant to get around to.
Start by cleaning and improving your patios maintenance. Get a good leaf blower or simply use a rake to remove any dead leaves. These can pose a threat to your safety when they get wet and slippery. Once the area is clean, you can remove any excess debris like stones and rubbish before cutting the grass.
When everything looks clean and clear again, you’ll be able to get a better idea of what really needs doing and what doesn’t.
Planning your garden design is important. Take time to sit down with a cup of coffee, and look at your garden in detail. Create a plan of which areas could be improved and where work needs doing. You can then make a budget based on the work. This will give you a good idea of how much your garden maintenance is going to cost you. Think about ways to treat your woodwork and furniture so that they will stay intact longer. This will save you more money and time, in the long run.
Flowers and Vegetables
Growing your own fruit and veg doesn’t have to be messy. You could try sectioning off a couple of areas in your garden and growing herbs and veg that flower. This will add a colorful touch to your veggie patch. The same can be done for flowerbeds. Mix bright and bold designs with evergreen flourishes to create a vibrant and eye catching design space. Don’t forget to add a modern glass greenhouse with a clean and sleek design. This is the perfect way to grow seedlings, and it will look amazing in your garden.
Lighting and design
There are many great ways to light your garden. Opt for stylish and dramatic lighting that people will see as a piece of art, rather than an eyesore. You can also make great use of solar powered lighting for those long, hot summer evenings on the patio. Using solar powered fairy lights, draped around any seating area will add a magical look to a nighttime event. This is especially effective when used alongside rustic fire pits and wood burners. Add a mosaic design table, and you have created a beautiful entertaining space in just a few simple steps.