How to Liven Up Your Garden
If you’re looking to make your garden your own little piece of heaven, increasing the value of your property in the process, this post is for you.
Today, we’ll be sharing some quick and easy garden ideas that’ll help transform your garden, big or small, into the ultimate outdoor space, so stick around.
1. Tidy Up Your Garden First
Before getting adventurous with your garden, you first need to make sure it’s free of litter and dead plants. Also, don’t leave your lawn looking all messy and tangled; mow it.
If you have any chipped or loose tiles that need to be replaced or fixed, get on it right away. To add, don’t forget that your patio area is part of your garden. You can use a pressure washer to clean up your patio quickly.
If you have an old garden shed that’s taking too much space in your small garden, consider getting rid of it. If you value your shed, you can give it a new, fresh coat of paint so that it doesn’t take away from the aesthetic of your garden.
In short, before you do anything over the top like planting a small herb garden or adding a water feature, make sure your garden isn’t looking grubby.
2. Introduce Garden Furniture
No matter how small your garden may be, there’s always enough room for garden furniture. We’re not saying you should try to fit an eight-seat dining table; think bistro sets with fold-up chairs, instead.
The great thing about outdoor bistro sets and fold-up chairs is that not only do they not take up much space, but they’re also easy to store.
When you’re in the market for garden furniture, you should be eyeing pieces of furniture that serve more than one purpose.
A bench with an internal storage space, for instance, is perfect for a seating area as well as for storing gardening equipment such as weed killers, compost, containers, and so forth.
3. Accessorise Your Garden
Think of your garden as an outdoor living space; you can decorate it and add as many accessories as you want as if it’s a room within your house.
Some of the best outdoor accessories that you can put in your turf include water-resistant rugs, garden art, mirrors, and, like we already mentioned, garden furniture. These are garden design essentials.
You can even add a heater for when the weather is a bit chilly during autumn and spring. You can opt for either a gas or electric heater.
4. Pots and Hanging Baskets
Most people think gardens need to have luscious lawns and flower beds, which isn’t necessarily true. You can transform a lawn-free outdoor space into a garden by simply filling it with pots and planters that contain your favourite shrubs, flowers, and greens.
Creating a garden using pots and planters will enable you to unleash your creativity and let your personality shine. You don’t even need to be a gardener, be familiar with any gardening tech, or know any gardening tips; you can simply opt for ready-planted pots.
If your turf is too small to fill it with as many plant pots as you want, consider hanging baskets, as they don’t take up much space. They can make a focal point out of a garden fence or wall.
5. Consider Perennial Plants
Looking for plants to put in your turf? You ought to consider perennials. It’s tempting to purchase plants based solely on their appearance and colour, but such impulse purchases can cost you in the long run.
Perennials live on for well over three years, whereas their counterparts, annual plants, die in one season after having flowered and set seed.
It’s also worth noting that perennials help maintain the cover and structure of the soil. To add, their deep root systems help maintain soil stability and health.
Perennial plants help other plants thrive by providing more water and capturing carbon. They’re simply team-players. Not to mention, they look amazing and are available in tons of colours.
6. Fauxliage Are Also Great
Real plants are lovely and all, but most of them require a great deal of attention and they’re highly dependent on weather conditions.
If you don’t want to bother with the needs of real plants, you should consider plastic or silk plants. They come in many forms, from shrubs and bushes to topiary and long grass.
Despite what you may think, fake plants look remarkably realistic; nowadays, at least. They can help liven up your small garden all year round with a splash of colour and without a single bit of attention on your end.
7. Solar-Powered Fairy Lights
One of the best ways to liven up your yard is to implement outdoor lighting. We suggest opting for solar-powered lights because they’re environmentally friendly and they won’t spike up your utility bills. Not to mention, solar-powered lights don’t need any wiring.
What we love the most about outdoor lights is that they can be practical and decorative at the same time. For example, you can implement outdoor lighting to light up a certain path in your garden.
Alternatively, you can implement fairy lights or spotlights in some of your plants and shrubs for decorative purposes. The possibilities are endless with outdoor lights.
8. How About Bird Feeders?
What better way to give your garden the life it needs than to attract little birdies to it? You can buy a bird feeding station, or you can hang up tin cans filled with birdseed in your garden.
If you’re going to use cans, like baked beans and soup cans, be sure to wash them thoroughly before hanging them up.
There are literally hundreds of DIY tutorials on how you can make your own bird feeder using materials found in all homes.
Using the garden ideas and tips shared in this post, we’re confident that you’ll be able to bring new life to your garden space without breaking a sweat or spending too much money. Enjoy!