Your garden not only adds value to your property but it also gives you a wonderful place to relax or entertain when the weather is nice. Gardens function for almost anything in terms of guest reception; barbeques, a drinks reception area in the summer, a safe outdoor space for the kids to play, or an alternative dining area if al fresco is your preference.
A well maintained garden can be the make or break of a house sale and it certainly acts as a book cover for anyone looking from the outside in. But keeping your garden in tip top condition can be an expensive investment.
If you are looking for a more permanent way to improve the aesthetics of your garden, landscape design and redesigning your outdoor space altogether may be the answer. But if you just want some quick and cost effective solutions for sprucing up your yard, here are some great ideas to get you started.
Plant late season flowers
Most gardens look beautiful in the summer, even with very little care. But how do you keep your garden looking fantastic all year round? Planting late season flowers will ensure that there isn’t a gap in your plant beds when the colder weather creeps up on us and other flowers start to show their wear and tear.
Make your own compost
Compost is essential to making your beautiful flowers grow and making your own compost can be a very cost effective process; shredded leaves, grass clippings, weeds and other green plants in Autumn can be added to a compost pile, ready for the spring. Turn or aerate your compost regularly to speed up the process.
Decorate your pond
Ponds can be beautiful additions to any garden but maintaining them takes a lot of time, care and attention. Add some pond plants to attract natural wildlife and add some pond lights to make your garden look spectacular at night. Ponds are a superb way of making your garden look and feel peaceful and it’s also a good way of connecting with nature.
Use planting pots
If you’re not much of a gardener and you’re struggling with the plant and flower bed upkeep, pots can be a great alternative. They look great no matter how you arrange them in your garden and with regular watering, they will provide great homes for your plants.
A very quick way of making your garden instantly appear more friendly and welcoming is to add some garden furniture, transforming it into a fantastic space for eating, drinking and socialising. Although some garden furniture sets can be expensive, they make great investments as you can move them from home to home. There are also many cheaper alternatives available from home improvement stores.