Although it’s officially summer, we haven’t exactly enjoyed an abundance of sunny days. Hopefully, that just means there’s plenty to come in the next few weeks. That gives anyone time to work on their garden before the sunshine arrives, so they can have a beautiful place to relax.
If you have a garden, you might not do much with it. Perhaps you have a lawn, and maybe even some borders planted with flowers. But if you’re not much of a gardener, you don’t want to spend too much time out there. Give your garden a summer makeover to refresh it for the summer.
Create more SPAAACE!
You’re probably thinking, how could you possibly create more space in your garden? It’s easier than you think, trust me! If you’ve seen any of my previous garden posts, you’ll know that my outdoor space is spread across two levels (above). Elevated decking is a great opportunity to add more entertaining or storage space in your garden.
I’ve been thinking about changing the existing steps in my garden to something that is not only a little bit more pleasing to the eye, but also opens up the space in the lower part of my garden. I’ve been browsing contemporary staircases, as well as the option to install outdoor wooden stairs that blend in with the rest of my outdoor space.
Paving to Planting or Vice Versa
Your garden likely has grass or flowers, paving, or a combination of both. One of the most impactful ways of transforming the space is to switch things around. If you currently have paving, you could remove some or all of it so that there’s space to do some planting. If you have a lawn, you might want to use some of it to put in a patio or just a path. Garden patios don’t have to be difficult to install. You can do it yourself, or hire a contractor if you don’t have the time or skills. If you want to get some plants in, don’t just stick to flowers. You could grow some fruit and veg if you’re inclined.