Since March last year, we’ve all spent a little more time appreciating our gardens than ever before – after all, we weren’t allowed to go anywhere else!
Thankfully this is no longer the case, but it’s okay if you’re in no rush to venture out into the wider world just yet – some of us have gotten quite comfortable in our new routines!
However, the problem with looking at nothing but same space day in and day out, is that we get sick of it a little quicker than we used to.
If you’re ready for a new look, here are 5 ways that you can change up your garden.
1. Shape the Lawn
Does your grass grow wherever it likes?
While letting it get away with this misbehaviour seems tempting – there are many more exciting ways to spend an afternoon than cutting the grass – it ends up looking messy quicker and disrupting the vibe of your garden.
The next time you have a weekend to tackle outdoor maintenance, try trimming your lawn into a defined shape – circles and oblongs will leave your grass looking neater for longer.
2. Plant Your Own Seeds
For those who enjoy gardening, growing your own plants from seeds will make for an excellent home project.
You’ll feel more invested in your space if you nurture your plants from scratch, and it’s more cost effective than buying plants to fill your garden.
Don’t feel restricted to flowers either! The height of summer is the perfect time to start growing your own fruit. Alternatively, start yourself a vegetable patch – with autumn just around the corner nothing beats a bowl of vegetable soup on a cold evening!
The bad weather that we’re only too familiar with can leave our exterior walls looking battered and worn – certainly not an attractive sight when you’re sat enjoying a glass of wine in the garden!
If you’re a beginner, you can grab the necessary supplies from the likes of Direct Building Products. This fairly simply job will not only weatherproof your walls, but will leave your garden looking modern and cared for.
Patios are perfect solutions for sitting out and working during those warm summer months – maybe ‘months’ is a bit of an overstatement…
Even if it is only a week of warm, a patio is still an excellent investment. They create a great space for your kids to play without getting too muddy.
And once the kids have gone up to bed, take out that patio heater and use the area for outdoor dining and entertaining guests!
5. Focus On Furnishings
Specifically, furnish with the same care and attention that you would give any of the rooms in your home.
Is your seating comfortable? You won’t want to sit on a hard chair for hours!
And what about those finishing touches? Mirrors work wonders at making your garden look bigger, and Dunelm has an excellent weatherproof selection for you to make your outdoor space sparkle!
How have you changed up your garden? Tell us all about it in the comments below!