If your garden is one of those parts of your home that you never seem to get around to looking after, then today we are here to help. During the brighter months it can be wonderful to spend time in your garden, but it is even better if it is a garden that you are proud of and can enjoy. That is why today we are sharing with you 4 ways to improve your garden.
Tidy it up
If you have barely spent any time at all out there this year, or indeed for many years, then the first thing that you will need to do is give it a good tidy up.
Mowing the lawn will instantly make your garden look much more inviting and well kept. Cut back any overgrown trees and hedges and do not be afraid to cut down shrubs that are overhanging or are simply larger than you want them to be.
Next you will need to begin the weeding. It is completely up to you how hard you go on this task. Some weeds might be considered wildflowers by other gardeners, so keep what you like and pull up anything you dislike, with a few exceptions. It is always worth removing brambles and nettles and bindweed can look pretty but can quickly strange a garden, so remove that one too.
Once you have completed the tidy up, you may well have a completely new looking garden, so enjoy it!
This can be as large or as small a project as you wish to make it. You might cut out a few new beds, create new pathways, flatten outbuildings or move plants around. It is exciting to consider all of the possibilities, though you might want to get in a landscape designer to help you with this if you are unsure where to start.
It can help to think about how you would ideally want your garden to look, and then take on a project each season to get it to that point.
Add a seating area
By adding a seating area to your garden you are inviting people to spend time out there.
You could slab, gravel or add a decking area with chairs and tables. It might be worth looking at composite wood decking as it is a more durable option than timber and it is splinter free so it is safe for kids and pets. Add lighting to create a pretty atmosphere of an evening and you are all set. You will spend so many evenings out there now and wonder why you had never done this before.
Plant easy to look after shrubs
If your garden is largely grass, weeds or slabs, then planting a few easy to look after shrubs will help to transform it.
You should go for shrubs that will add year round interest as they will keep your garden looking colourful and healthy in all seasons.
If you have only slabs or gravel, use containers and pots to add colour to your garden. These are so versatile as you can move them around to suit yourself and see which positions your plants thrive in.