Is summer fast approaching and your garden isn’t up to par? Many homeowners don’t have the time to give their garden a complete makeover due to busy schedules and life commitments. But that doesn’t mean you should reserve a full day just to make your garden look stunning. There are plenty of ways you can spruce up your garden in a short amount of time and the great thing is, you don’t need any special equipment to make it happen!
Here we’ve compiled 10 easy tips that professional gardeners use to beautify any outdoor space with little to no effort. Transform your garden into a lush, vibrant space before summer arrives!
- Use artificial grass
If you’re looking to create a beautiful garden that requires minimal upkeep, then using faux grass is a good idea. You don’t have to worry about trimming or watering them as they stay consistent all year round. Some faux grass varieties look and feel like real grass which is quite impressive if you ask us.
You can lay down artificial grass in almost any sturdy flooring without any problems, but if you’re installing it on concrete, pavement, or decking, you’ll need a foam underlay to cushion the faux grass.
- Add storage space
A potting shed, a greenhouse, and a bike storage are all practical options of adding storage space to your garden. Garden clutter takes away most of its beauty, which is why it’s crucial to have a storage space to keep things looking nice and clean. You can get creative with your storage space to add a bit of style and character to your garden.
- Use pots to arrange your plants
Pots and planters allow you to arrange your plants neatly and make your garden look well-maintained. You can upcycle your existing pots by giving it a quick touch of spray paint with fabulous colours and make them a stand-out feature in your garden.
- Lawn edging
If you want your garden to look professionally arranged, then you may want to consider lawn edging. It creates visual interest in your garden by highlighting one segment of your lawn from another. This can be achieved by adding curves or straight lines to your lawn edges. Add bright, white gravel for that finishing touch and make your garden even more appealing.
Upcycling is a great way of adding unique details to your garden and help make it stand out. All it takes is a bit of creativity on your end. For example, you can cut up an old basketball in half and turn it into a hanging pot or, use an old tire as an old seat by adding cushioning and repainting them. Your imagination is the limit and you can do fun things by upcycling old products into environmentally-friendly garden designs.
- Purchase new furniture
If you’re not a fan of upcycling products, then you may want to consider investing in new garden furniture. Rattan garden seats and tables look modern and sophisticated while a metal garden bench brings a bit of retro vibe. Adding new furniture pieces can go a long way towards improving the overall look and feel of your garden.
- Screen off less visually appealing areas
If there are sections in your garden that don’t look visually appealing, you can block them off by screening them. Garden screening creates private areas for dining and relaxation, all while ensuring the space looks neat and aesthetic. You can use a variety of materials for garden screening like bamboo, artificial grass, and more to conceal the less pretty elements around your garden.
- Set up an automatic lawn sprinkler system
The condition of your lawn can make a huge difference on how attractive your garden is. The last thing you want is to have dry-looking grass which can look quite off-putting in the eyes of visitors. To prevent this, set up an automatic lawn sprinkler system that waters your lawn on its own. You’ll have vibrant-looking grass all year round without exerting too much effort on watering them.
- Add garden lighting
You can extend your relaxation time in the garden beyond daylight by adding outdoor lighting. Solar lights not only brighten up your garden, but also highlight key features that you want to emphasize. Stake lights add charm to your outdoor space that provide immediate impact as soon as the sun sets. You’ll be surprised as to how much of a difference garden lighting can make in terms of visual enhancement at night.
- Use a pressure washer to clean your patio
The final step in making your garden look stunning is to pressure wash your patio. Using a pressure washer will effectively remove stains, grime, and debris in your patio to leave it nice and sparkling. Ideally, you want to pressure wash your patio at least twice a year to prevent mould and mildew growth. Your patio will appear as though it’s just been laid, thus enhancing the overall appeal of your already beautiful garden.
You don’t have to spend dozens of hours in order to make your garden look amazing. All it takes is a bit of creativity on your end to give your garden the makeover it needs. Hopefully with these 10 easy tips, you’ll be able to transform your garden into a well-manicured outdoor space in record time!