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If you’ve been thinking of sprucing up your garden you might be wondering where to start. Perhaps you’ve let it overgrow over the last few months, or maybe you’ve decided to utilise the space you have. Whatever your reason for wanting to make a change in your garden, let’s take a look at some ideas to help spruce up your garden in the most effective way possible.
Add unique features
When you decorate the interior of your home, you create a focal point in a room, right? The same should go for your garden. Creating a unique feature in your garden will help give it structure and can also provide you with more inspiration for the rest of the garden. It all depends on what kind of look you want to achieve in your garden and what you think is going to look best.
Whether you’re looking at having a fire pit, a stunning water feature or even building a summer house is completely up to you. Just remember that if it is an intricate feature you may have to install or pay for someone to install it for you. If you’re opting for the latter, remember to budget in installation costs.
Build a patio
Having a patio in the garden is a must-have element to any garden. It creates an area for the family to sit and socialise without getting muddy feet or sinking into damp soil. Not only that, patios are highly sought after on the housing market, so if you’re thinking that you may sell up somewhere down the line, you’ll be adding value to your home.
Kit out your new patio with garden furniture, a BBQ for the summer months and some potted plants and you’ll have effortlessly created an area that can be enjoyed by you and your loved ones all year round.
If you plan on utilising your garden even in the cooler weather, consider adding a patio heater so you can still enjoy being outside without getting too cold. You might also be looking to install a patio cover so you can park your car underneath and protect it from the elements.
Don’t go overboard
Finally, a great garden sometimes means adding delicate features rather than extravagant ones. Adding some flowers and shrubbery to your garden adds colour and makes it stand out more. As mentioned earlier, you can use potted plants around your garden to spruce things up, or you might consider creating a border of flowers around your lawn.
Or, if you’re concerned about plants dying out in the cooler weather, consider adding evergreen shrubbery into your garden. That way, your garden will look neat and tidy all year round, with only the smallest amount of maintenance required from you!
Whether you’re looking to make a big change in your garden or subtle additions to make it nicer to look out onto, there’s lots of options available. Decorate your garden according to the time and effort (and skills) you have available to put into it so that you can enjoy your garden every day of the year.