Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden for Summer
As summer quickly approaches, we start to look at our dreary and somewhat unloved garden space loathing the lack of attention we’ve given it over the winter months. Our garden should be a gorgeous paradise in which we can relax and enjoy family and friends company. However, when we’re faced with a range of jobs to do but still feel uninspired to spruce up our outdoor space, it can be difficult to get in the mindset of a gardener. It’s for this reason we are talking about the best ways to spruce up your garden for summer and get you feeling more confident in your ability to change up your outdoor space.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can transform your garden ready for all those fun summer parties? We have a list of 7 ways that we know you’ll want to try!
Lay artificial grass
If you’re someone who itches to have that lush green, freshly-cut lawn look all year round but don’t want the hassle of keeping it up to standard, you may want to lay artificial grass. There are so many different types out there to choose and so many of them have an authentic look – it’s amazing! The likes of Grass Warehouse offer a range of artificial grass options from 15mm to 60mm in thickness. This means no matter your requirements, you’ll be able to find something that looks realistic and makes your neighbours envious of your green garden. The ultimate way to spruce up your garden for summer and requires minimal effort too!
Plant colourful flowers
Who doesn’t love colour in their life? We definitely do! Planting some beautiful flowers in your garden will not only add something a little different to our outdoor space, but it will also mean you feel happier when you’re in your garden area. Perhaps choose certain areas that get enough sun in the summer months and plant a few different varieties here. If you’re unsure of the best flowers to plant in summer months, Good Housekeeping recommends the likes of yarrows, foxgloves, carnations and canna lilies.
Repaint old fences and ornaments
Fed up of looking at your old and lifeless fences around your property? If so, it’s probably time you purchase some outdoor paint and get repainting these old fences as soon as possible. You’d be surprised to see how much a difference that a lick of paint can make. In fact, you’ll definitely be impressed by the difference if you choose this tip for sprucing up your garden. Remember to opt for summer colours, and not something that is going to look bland. White fences are a huge trend right now and so many people are painting their old fences this colour to add a little life to their garden.
Repurpose old storage units for outdoor display pieces
Do you have an old piece of furniture or maybe a storage unit that is no longer being used? Repurposing is a great way of upcycling your old household items and making use of them outdoors instead. People across the world now do this technique and save thousands in garden furniture and workstations for their garden.
Unsure of what you can upcycle? An old set of shelves are perfect for creating a budget-friendly potting table or your own planter. One thing to note is to make sure you weatherproof this furniture so that it survives all the cold nights of winter. You can do this easily by searching ‘weatherproof spray paint’ on the likes of Amazon or eBay. Look at the reviews to find the best quality spray paint that you know is going to work for your furniture piece.
Spray down any dirty flags
No one likes dirty decking or flags outside but when it’s winter/autumn time your outdoor space often becomes forgotten about as we move inside for the cold nights and days. Despite this, simply taking some time now to spray down and clean any dirty flags/areas in your garden will really brighten up your garden area. So many people are surprised by the change you can make without even purchasing anything new, cleaning down your flags is the first step to a beautifully finished garden!
Whatever cleaning solution you choose to use, just be sure it’s suitable for the material of your flag/decking (you could also use a jet wash!). If you’re working with wood or decking, sometimes certain household products can do more damage than good so just do some research before cleaning up your garden area.