There is no greater pleasure than sitting, playing, eating and drinking in your own garden. But during the winter months, our gardens can be neglected and start to look drab and dreary.
If you feel your garden is in need of TLC, here are some tips for transforming your outdoor area into a peaceful haven you’ll never want to leave.
Add a Conservatory or Summerhouse
Maybe your home is lacking enough space for the family? Perhaps you want somewhere quiet and peaceful to retreat to for your morning cuppa? Or you simply want to make the most of the outdoor space you have?
If this is the case, it may be worth investing in some home improvements such as a new conservatory or summerhouse. Not only will this create additional space for you to sit back, relax and enjoy your garden, it will also hugely improve the resale value of your property.
Plants, Plants, Plants
Planting lots of colourful shrubs, trees and flowers will make your garden instantly feel more inviting. There are hundreds of options depending on the size and shape of your space.
If you want colour all-year-round, opt for an evergreen shrub. They retain their leaves throughout the seasons and are low maintenance – perfect if you can’t spend lots of time in the garden. Box (or Buxus) are hugely popular as they are versatile hedges which can be used in flower beds, in front of fences or simply in pots either side of your door.
As well as evergreen plants, add pops of colour by planting your favourite flowers. This could be anything from daffodils to tulips, which will come to life in spring.
Splash of Paint
Does your fence, shed and garden furniture look a little worse for wear? Have they survived many wet winters and sizzling summers? As they get older, they can lose their original colour and look drab and dreary. If this sounds familiar, simply re-painting your fence, garden furniture or shed can instantly uplift your outdoor space.
Choose neutral colours such as creams and pastel shades or opt for traditional treatments in browns or greens. If you have a large area to cover, it might be worth using a fence paint sprayer. These take around half the time of a brush and will help you to control the coverage, giving a better finish.
These tips and tricks will have your garden looking bright and beautiful in no time. Why not start your transformation today?