Easy Ways To Add Instant Appeal To Your Garden
We all know that life as a parent is hectic. Even if you have the best intentions to create a garden worthy of Pinterest or Instagram feeds, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to don your gloves and hone your horticultural skills. The good news is that you don’t have to devote hours to gardening or spend a fortune to spruce up your outdoor space. Here are some easy ways to add instant appeal to your garden this summer.
Basic lawn maintenance
Most of us have lawns in our gardens. While a pristine, lush lawn can be a shining jewel in the crown of the garden, worn, brown grass and overgrown turf can detract from the aesthetic. One of the first jobs to tick off your list when revamping your garden for summer is taking care of your lawn. Plant seeds in worn patches, trim the edges and mow the grass on a dry day. If you don’t have time to keep up with lawn maintenance, you could consider replacing the grass with artificial turf or increasing the size of a patio, deck or paved area.
Adding new fencing
Adding new fence panels is a simple, quick means of making your garden look smarter and it can also enhance privacy and safety. If you have an old fence, you have panels that are damaged, or you’re keen to create a more substantial or robust barrier between your garden and the house next door, it’s a great idea to browse fencing options. You can choose from a wide range of different wood finishes and you can paint your fence to add colour and vibrancy.
Creating a seating area
Many of us look forward to the summer when we can hang out in the garden and take advantage of blue skies and sunshine. Creating a seating area serves a practical purpose but it can also make all the difference to the aesthetic of your outdoor area. Whether you have a bijou yard or a large garden, you can set up chairs, tables, sofas, cushions, hammocks, hanging chairs, deck chairs or benches to entertain friends and family or enjoy quality time with the kids or your partner. Choose furniture that matches the style of the space, and think about the vibe you want to create. You can choose from formal sofa or dining sets or design the ultimate chill-out zone with swing chairs, loungers or bean bags. Add accessories, such as string lights, oversized lanterns, throws, garden cushions and outdoor rugs to finish the look.
Pots and planters
Pots and planters are ideal for mums and dads on the go. They look fabulous and they don’t require much in the way of maintenance and upkeep. You can choose from a vast array of containers and fill them with all kinds of plants and flowers. From huge tubs and hanging baskets to small planters, baskets and potted trees, you can adorn patios, decking, porches, doorways and entertaining areas.
Are you desperate to make the most of your garden this summer without spending a fortune or devoting every spare minute to gardening and landscaping? If so, take these simple tips on board.