You don’t have to have a massive garden to be able to enjoy the sunshine, and nor do you need a huge budget. There are a few simple things that you can do to optimise your outside space and turn it into an inviting, relaxing space.
Mirrors are a great way to make a smaller garden, roof terrace or yard feel bigger than it really is. Make sure you get a weatherproof mirror and attach it securely to a fence or wall in a dark corner or an enclosed garden. The transformation will be instant; your garden will feel more spacious and lighter, perfect for relaxing in after a long day!
All Decked Out.
If you have a relatively small garden and you are not sure what to do with it, decking could be the answer. Low maintenance and sleek, there is a whole range of decking boards for you to choose from, depending on your needs, taste and budget.
Just Hanging Out.
If you don’t have space for bedding plants, or you just don’t have the time to maintain a full garden, get creative! Hanging baskets are a great way of saving space while adding a splash of colour to a garden of any size. Choose bright flowers or plants such as tomatoes and strawberries.
Spruce it Up.
Wooden deck and garden furniture are great, but when the paint or varnish starts to fade and flake, it can just look tired. If you are not afraid of a little hard work, tackle a tired bench, deck or garden table with a good sand down and a fresh coat of paint or varnish. Your work will be handsomely rewarded with a garden that is instantly brightened up.
Bling the Borders.
Whether you have a garden fence or wall, you can lift your outside space with a little spruce. Murals, trailing plants, mirrors or just a good coat of paint in one or more bold colours can help to make your garden feel bright and cosy.
Light it Up!
Your garden isn’t just lovely in the day time; few things are more relaxing than sitting outside, warm and snug in the evening. Fairy lights, candles, chimineas and fluffy blankets are all ways to add a little ambience and keep you toasty warm well into the night.
Are you looking for inspiration? Why not invest a little in your garden and get advice from a landscaper to help make your outdoor space your favourite part of the home?