10 Ways To Revitalise Your Garden This Summer
Although we’re already in July and summer is already in full swing, it doesn’t mean that it’s too late to revitalise your garden. Plus, with certain lockdown restrictions still in place and the world still not back to normal, there’s no better time to head out and give your garden the TLC it deserves whilst you can.
Throughout the winter months, it’s likely that you neglected your garden – leading it to become overgrown and in desperate need of some attention. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be brought back to life! Whether you’re green-fingered or simply looking for a new project, your garden is a wonderful place to start.
To help guide you, here is a list of 10 suggestions of things you can do to your garden this summer:
- Plant Some Flowers
If your garden is looking a bit bare, why not consider planting some beautiful flowers in it? Whether you opt for colourful sweetpeas, chrysanthemums, roses or another type of flower, it will make your garden look wonderful.
Of course, before you plant anything, it’s a good idea to make sure that the flowers or plants are safe for your little ones or pets. But once you’ve researched into this and know which types are suitable, you can go out and get planting! Throughout the next few weeks and months the flowers will then start to bloom.
- Invest in Some Outdoor Furniture!
You want somewhere to enjoy BBQs and long summer days. So why not consider investing in some outdoor furniture? Of course, the type that you go for will depend on the amount of space you have to work with and your budget. But by purchasing some outdoor furniture, you’ll be able to relax with your loved ones throughout the summer.
- Paint Your Fences
To personalise your garden and add an extraordinary touch, why not paint your fences? Whether you paint them a vibrant colour or something more subtle, it will make your garden feel more welcoming.
Although this isn’t a huge change, it is one that’s bound to go down a hit! Once you’ve done this you could even match the furniture/other features in your garden with it.
- Add a Birdbath
If you want to bring more birds into your garden, you might want to consider adding a birdbath. This along with bird food and other supplies will make your garden a hive of activity throughout the year.
These supplies are available from several different shops (take Little Peckers for example) and garden centres – meaning that you’ll easily be able to find the best options for your budget.
- Install Lighting
Another wonderful addition you could make to your garden is outdoor lighting. Whether you opt for hanging lights that you put across the trees, wall lighting or solar lighting along the side of your lawn, it will look fabulous! It’s also quite a budget-friendly way of revitalising your garden this summer, with lights starting around the £10 mark.
- Grow Your Own Herbs/Veg!
If you’ve always wanted to grow your own herbs or vegetables, now could be the time! It’s so easy to grow your own things – and it will feel great to eat them afterwards! All you’ll need to do is get a planter, pots, seeds and perhaps a small greenhouse to make sure that your vegetables or herbs are protected from pests.
- Mow Your Lawn
Although this is only a small change, it will make all the difference to your garden! By getting the lawnmower out and giving the grass a cut it will make your garden look far neater. One of the first steps you can take towards renovating your garden it’s something that anyone can do.
- Cut Back the Hedges
As well as your lawn, you might also want to take this opportunity to cut back any overgrown bushes in your garden. If they have become overgrown, then they are taking up valuable space within your garden. So when you have time, consider grabbing the clippers/pruners and giving them a trim!
- Consider a Hot Tub
If you’re looking to spend a little more on your garden renovation, then you might want to consider purchasing a hot tub. Although the weather in this country can be a bit touch and go, a hot tub might prove to be a worthy investment. This is because unlike a swimming pool, you can enjoy a hot tub no matter what the season.
Of course, hot tubs aren’t cheap and they do require regular maintenance. But if you have the money and you’re ready for the after care it could be an amazing addition to your garden – that not only your household appreciates, but your other family/friends will love when they can start to visit again.
- Add Some Decking or a Patio
Alternatively, if you don’t already have a decking or patio in your garden, this could be the ideal project to take on this summer. Both options will not only add value, but will give you a space to place your outdoor furniture and BBQ. However, they don’t come cheaply – so you’ll want to weigh up the costs of each option before you take the leap.
That’s not to say that either option is out of reach though, as you can take on the project and install them yourself to save some money. Then all you’ll have to factor in is the cost of the materials and any tools you’ll need to purchase.
So, there you go! Those are 10 ways that you can revitalise your garden this summer! Of course, what you decide to do is up to you. But even the smallest changes will make your garden look and feel welcoming!
Not only is this a great way of getting your outdoor space ready for your loved ones to visit in the near future, but it will add value – which is especially beneficial if you’re looking to move house in the next few years.