Seeing how we have spent a lot more time at home and in our gardens with the COVID pandemic, it’s not uncommon to find yourself a little tired with the current design and want to make over your garden with an interesting place to spend time. Or perhaps you have recently moved house and need some inspiration on how to make your garden more attractive. So here are five ideas and tips to transform your garden and to help spark some much needed inspiration.
It is much easier to see the space you are working with when you declutter. This means getting rid of unwanted or unused items, fallen leaves and debris and getting rid of dead plants. It also means cutting back bushes and trees to open up the space. The size of this job will vary, depending on the size of the garden and the number of items that need removing. It may be something you can do yourself in one afternoon, you may need the help of S&B Tree Services. Once your garden space has been cleared, you might even surprise yourself with what is left and what you have to work with.
ADD SEASONAL COLOURS
The next step to making your garden more attractive is to add some seasonal colours by planting flowers. Find flowers that are:
- in season
- your favourite colours
- ones that are bold and eye-catching
Alternatively, you could think of a theme for your garden which you can plan colours, plants and other pieces around.
ADD A STATEMENT PIECE
Adding a focal point to your garden can be a great way to make it a more interesting space. If you have a big budget, perhaps you could purchase a garden house, a hot tub, a hammock or a water feature. Alternatively, get creative and make something unique, for example, a wall with hanging plants, fill old pots and wellies with plants, paint some old wooden pallets and hang baskets and fairy lights around them… the list is endless. See what you can dig out in your shed first and start from there.
Check out your local marketplace or online forums to see if you can take on some old furniture (or perhaps you have some sitting at the back of the shed) and upcycle it. Upcycling is all the rave right now, and rightly so. It means getting your hands dirty and creating something personalised to your taste, that you cannot buy anywhere else. You can even go crazy with colours and design. After all, it is your garden.
EVOKE TO SENSES
Stuck on ideas? Then why not create a garden that evokes all your senses. Starting with adding seasonal colours, you can then consider smell and sounds. Add plants that have a great smell to them, which will leave you happy every time you enter the garden, for example, something that reminds you of your childhood. You can also add plants that will keep the bees and insects buzzing around, and perhaps a water feature for extra nature sounds.
Everyone’s definition of an interesting and attractive garden will differ. However an interesting and attractive garden doesn’t need to be expensive. Using these tips to transform your garden, focus on evoking your senses and capturing your attention with different patterns and textures.
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