Transforming Your Garden: It’s Not As Difficult As You Think

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.

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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.

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Create an Outdoor Living Area

Many families mostly use their garden to let the kids and the dog run around. But adults should make sure they use their garden to its fullest too. You don’t have to be a gardening fan to get outside and enjoy the space. If you just want to be in the sunshine and relax, you need an outdoor living area. It could be anything from a small table and a couple of chairs to a full garden furniture set. Of course, a barbecue is also essential during the summer months.

Give It a Facelift

Sometimes your garden just needs perking up. You might like the layout as it is, but everything is just looking a bit lacklustre. There’s still time for a quick makeover so you can enjoy your garden in the summer. You might not want to start growing new plants, but you can certainly buy some grown ones for your borders and flower patches. Give your patio a thorough wash with a pressure washer or one from and replace your old plastic furniture with something smarter.

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Light It Up

Some lighting through your garden can make a huge difference. With warmer evenings, it’s fun to spend more time outside after dark. A bit of light will go a long way to making your garden more enjoyable. You could string some fairy lights through a tree, light some lanterns, or line some lights along your garden path. Even a fire pit could be a good addition to your garden. If you use solar lights or anything with a flame, there’s no need to do any wiring.

If you want to give your garden a makeover, it doesn’t take much. Just one weekend’s work could give you a brand new space.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Disclaimer: Some posts on this blog are in collaboration with brands but all thoughts are my own

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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