10 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN LOOK GREAT

///10 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN LOOK GREAT

10 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN LOOK GREAT

Garden not looking its best? Don’t despair. There are lots of ways to neaten, improve and dress up your outside space that won’t require entire weekends of hard work.

Take the more relaxed approach with our 10 quick and easy ways to make your garden look great.

Garden not looking its best? Don’t despair. There are lots of ways to neaten, improve and dress up your outside space that won’t require entire weekends of hard work.

Take the more relaxed approach with our 10 quick and easy ways to make your garden look great.

  • 1. Screening

    If there’s an area of your garden that isn’t going to look great no matter what you do – wheelie bin storage, perhaps, or compost heap – screening is a quick and easy way to hide it from view.

    Willow is a fantastic choice if you like a slightly rustic look; bamboo works well with a more contemporary style. Both are easy to install and will give your garden an instant facelift.

  • 2. Storage

    If you tend to accumulate garden paraphernalia, a smart storage option can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping the space tidy day to day. Bucket barbecues, lounger cushions and children’s tricycles can make your garden look cluttered over time without you really registering it. A good storage option will have the space tidied up in no time.

    Garden chests are a great choice because they don’t obscure your view or take up too much space. There are also some attractive options available – cream coloured finishes or oak effect will add a stylish touch to your garden as well as being practical.

  • 3. Pot Plants

    Not particularly green-fingered? Don’t assume that you’ll have to live without the colour and texture that plants can bring to your garden.

    Ready planted hanging baskets or pre-planted containers will instantly liven up your outside space, particularly in the spring and summer. All you need to do is find somewhere to put them and keep them adequately watered.

  • 4. Edging

    If you have a lawn, a manicured look can be hard to maintain. Installing some lawn edging will neaten up your garden now and over the years to come.

    Available in wooden, metal and stone varieties, you can choose something simple – great for a minimalist look – or more a ornate, decorative style to really dress up your garden.

  • 5. Upcycle

    Whether you’ve inherited a wooden bench or simply had the same wooden table and chairs for years, if they’re in decent condition just a little bit of elbow grease can totally transform them – and your garden.

    Make sure to give the wood a good sanding first, then a few coats of outdoor-suitable paint. Pastel colours are particularly effective for a vintage feel.

  • 6. New Furniture

    A more expensive option, new garden furniture is one of the quickest ways to add a luxe look to your outside space.

    It’s not all about patio tables and matching chairs these days. Lounge style garden chairs and sofas are both comfortable, informal, and chic. Perfect for making your garden look great and relaxing throughout the day.

  • 7. Fake It

    If you’re lacking a lawn but not sure you want to lay one, artificial turf is a fun and incredibly simple way to make your garden look great in no time at all.

    You can pick up a roll of artificial turf from your local garden centre or even some supermarkets. It’s fairly inexpensive, always looks perfectly green, and gives your garden a fun summer makeover. It’s also a useful way of seeing whether you really do want to invest more time and money in getting the real thing.

  • 8. Timed Sprinklers

    The best time to water your lawn is in the morning – between 6 and 10am in the summer, when the sun isn’t at its hottest. For most of us, this just isn’t possible between getting the family up, having breakfast and getting ready for work.

    A sprinkler system with a timer means you can set it in advance during the drier months, ensuring your lawn stays lush and green and that you still get your weekend lie-in.

  • 9. Lighting

    Most of us tend to think about how our garden looks during the day, but lighting can make it possible to use your garden later into the evening – or make it look great from inside the house.

    If you’re thinking of entertaining outside in the evenings, opt for a combination outdoor heater and light – even summer evenings can be cool enough to make it a useful investment. Alternatively, adding spotlighting to the garden will an instant glamorous ambience to indoor dinner parties.

  • 10. Hire a Pressure Washer

    Algae and dirt build up slowly on patios, decking and paved areas, so gradually that you don’t even notice it happening. A deep clean will often make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your garden.

    Hiring a pressure washer is an affordable way to make this task much quicker and easier, and the results are well worth it. Top tip: check in advance that you have the right attachments to connect the pressure washer to your hose.

Thanks to our friends at love the plot you got (www.loveyourplot.com) for this useful information.

2017-05-19T08:50:39+00:00