We have spent the last week out in the garden digging, pruning, and dreaming of ways to enhance our garden space as we face the prospect of not being able to leave our homes for the near future and the return of some beautiful weather, and I thought I’d share some ideas with you all!
DECKING OR CLEANING The PATIO
Begin by removing any weeds or plants that have grown in between the patio slabs and sweeping the debris away with a stiff brush. Using the same meeting, clean the patio or decking with soapy water or use a pressure washer to remove stubborn dirt and stains.
PAINTING A TIRED PATIO OR DECKING WILL Cheer IT UP!
I considered several options before deciding to paint a mosaic pattern on it with Dizzy Duck Designs stencils and Cuprinol paint, and I was pleased with the results.
ADD SOME COLOUR TO FLOWER BEDS AND WEEDS BY TIDYING THEM UP.
Probably the most straightforward and straightforward way to spruce up your garden! Pull weeds up by the roots to prevent them from returning, and if you want to keep weeds or grass from growing in your flower beds, create a border with bricks, sleepers, or concrete blocks.
PAINTING YOUR FENCE OR SHED Will ADD COLOR.
Painting your garden shed or fence is another simple and easy way to add impact and color to your garden. You will also find anything from Iris blue to neon pink on the shelves, rather than just brown, light brown, or a different shade of brown. Last summer, we painted our fence a dark blue color, which I haven’t regretted since; it’s a lovely shade that pops against the plants and trees.
POTS Fix AND PAINT
Plant pots that haven’t made it through the winter can be painted or decorated, and those that haven’t made it through the winter can be fixed. I prefer terracotta plant pots, but tired pots can be painted brightly to add interest to the garden. In our greenhouse, we’re attempting to step away from plastic pots; however, you can make pots out of various things, including welly boots, pots and pans, and sieve-made hanging baskets!
The addition of lighting to our garden was a real discovery that completely changed our outdoor living experience. Not only does it look great at night, but it can also be used throughout the day by adding wicker and glass lanterns, large candles, hurricane lamps, and fairy and festoon lights to your seating area or wrapped around the tree.
MIRRORS OR DECORATIVE FEATURES May BE ADDED
Mirrors aren’t just for the walls of your house! You can now order a wide variety of outdoor mirrors to hang in your garden from the comfort of your own home. If you have a very shady or dark spot in your yard, this will help bounce the light around and make the room appear larger, much like in the house. You may also purchase multi-colored lanterns and decorative wooden or rustic stars to hang from the trees or fence.
FURNITURE IN YOUR GARDEN SHOULD BE PAINTED
Is your outdoor furniture looking a little sad after eight months of heavy winter rain? I know it was in our case. Similar to your fence or barn, there are so many excellent paint options on the market these days that you can paint your furniture in a rainbow of colors. To add color to your yard, paint a small garden planter a bright pop of pink, or give your bench or dining collection a new lease on life.
ADD SOME COMFORT TO YOUR SEATING AREA.
After you’ve spruced up your garden furniture, add loads of soft furnishings to your seating areas, such as throws and cushions and even an outdoor rug, to make it a genuinely cozy outdoor room! In recent years, this has become a vast theme.
THE GARDEN SHOULD BE DIVIDED INTO ZONES.
Finally, if you’re like me and find gardening intimidating and don’t know where to begin, divide your garden into zones and work on each one separately. Start with a seating area to make the most of your backyard, and make sure it’s somewhere you want to sit (don’t do what we did and spend a fortune getting new decking built in a permanently shaded area)!
Using potted plants, bamboo screens, or ornamental grasses, build a buffer between the seating area and the lawn. You can sit there with a G&T and enjoy all your hard work in the garden now that you’ve built a seating area!
source : https://www.melaniejadedesign.com/10-ways-to-transform-your-garden/