Is your garden looking a little tired? Are the flowers starting to look more lacklustre than inspirational? Maybe it’s time for a fresh new look!
Recreating your outdoor space can make your home feel like a new space, and with so many cost-effective landscaping options available, the sky’s the limit.
So, if you want to turn a drab and dreary garden into a stunning outdoor area that serves as the perfect haven, please read on!
In this blog post, we’ll discuss seven new ideas for sprucing up your garden.
Idea 1: Add a Water Feature
One way to add an instant focal point to your garden is to install a water feature. There are many different water features available on the market, so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget and your garden size.
You can opt for a simple pond or choose a lavish waterfall to enhance your space, but it is important to consider your budget.
Ponds are ideal because you can add some fish and enjoy the tranquillity they offer, but they require more maintenance than other water features.
Idea 2: Plant More Flowers
If you want to add some colour and life to your garden, consider planting more flowers. Annuals are a great option because they bloom all season long, while perennials come back year after year.
You can also try planting bulbs in the fall for springtime blooms.
Before choosing your plants, it’s essential to check whether your garden can accommodate them. While some British homes are in a perfect location and receive lots of sunlight, shaded gardens will only grow certain plants, so you should check before spending money.
Idea 3: Install Garden Lighting
Garden lighting is aesthetically pleasing, but it can also be functional. Path lights can help guide you to your door after a long day, while solar lights can save you money on your energy bill. You can also use garden lighting to highlight certain features in your outdoor space.
Installing garden lighting is a relatively easy DIY project as long as you read the instructions carefully to avoid any accidents. You should also consider the lightbulb you want to use, as LED bulbs are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Idea 4: Use Potted Plants
If you don’t have a lot of space in your garden, or if you’re renting and can’t make any permanent changes, potted plants are a great option. You can find pots in all shapes and sizes, and you can even paint them to match your garden décor.
Potted plants are also a great way to add some colour to your garden without having to do any planting. You can buy annuals and replant them every year or choose perennials that will come back year after year.
Idea 5: Paint Your Fence
A fresh coat of paint is a quick and easy way to transform your garden. If you have a wooden fence, you can use exterior paint to give it a new look. You can also use fence panels to create a different look altogether.
If you’re not sure what colour to paint your fence, consider the colours in your garden. You can either choose a complementary or contrasting colour scheme.
Try using a bright colour like yellow or orange for a more modern look.
Idea 6: Add a Firepit
A firepit is a great way to enjoy your garden all year round. You can use it for bonfires, barbecues, or even to relax and unwind after a long day. If you don’t want to buy a fire pit, you can easily make one yourself.
When choosing a location for your fire pit, consider both the size of your garden and the wind direction. It would help if you also ensured there were no overhanging trees or power lines.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot, you can start enjoying your new outdoor space!
Idea 7: Install Garden Art
Adding art to your garden is a great way to personalise your space and show your personality – especially if you decide to make your own!
There are endless possibilities for garden art, so you can let your imagination run wild.
For example, you can hang paintings and sculptures or keep it subtle with wind chimes. Just make sure the pieces you choose are weather-resistant.
How To Bring Your Garden Design To Life
Many would agree that they love the thought of deciding on the theme for their garden but don’t exactly enjoy the planning and design stages.
These stages are central to the final result, and if you’re not a fan of them – here’s how to make it easier.
Use A Specialist Landscape Designer
A specialist landscape designer can help bring your garden dreams to life and take the stress out of the design process. At Floral and Hardy Garden Design, we work with our clients to plan and execute designs for gardens of all sizes.
With an expert on hand to facilitate the design, you can get the best garden for your budget.
Think Outside The Box
When it comes to garden design, there are no rules. So if you want to break the mould and try something new, go for it!
You can use nontraditional materials, like recycled items, to create a one-of-a-kind garden.
You can also get creative with your layout. If you have a small space, you can use vertical gardening to maximise your space.
Always Stick To Your Budget
It’s easy to get carried away when planning your dream garden. But it’s important to remember that gardens can be expensive, so you need to stick to your budget.
Working with a landscape designer can help you save money, as we have relationships with suppliers.
Also, our designers know how to maximise your budget by finding suitable materials for hardscaping and making use of any available space.
The Bottom Line
There’s no time like the present to recreate your garden, and with summer fast approaching, what could be better than relaxing and hosting parties in a stunning outdoor space?
If you’d like some help with your garden design, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.