Are you scared to look at your backyard? Keep your curtains closed because you don’t want to see the mess you’ve made? Or in my case, the mess the kids have made. Don’t worry. Creating the garden of your dreams is easy with a bit of planning and some money. Your garden probably hasn’t seen a lawnmower for a long time and it’s natural for dirt, rubbish and even rodents to have taken control of your backyard. Instead of moving because you’re too embarrassed about your house or leaving it to rot, here are some tips to give your garden the facelift it desperately needs.
Clean it up and plant something new
The first thing you need to do is take control if your garden. If it’s untamed, then make sure you trim the lawn, throw out all the trash, and give your pathways a nice blast with a pressurised water cleaner. This should be the first step you take when cleaning out your garden because it creates a lovely blank canvas for the rest of your garden improvements. Once you’re done cleaning it up to a point that you can bear to look at it, you want to plant some new flowers. The best way to do this is to simply ask for help from friends or family members that are more experienced at gardening or hire a professional gardener to give you some advice. Otherwise, there are plenty of online resources to help you pick the right flowers to plant.
Create a border around your garden
Once you’re done cleaning it up, you need to give yourself some privacy with a border. You can look at different fence products to determine what kind of fencing will be suitable for your needs. If you prefer privacy, then something much higher and sturdy will prevent animals from getting in or out, and it can help shield you from nosey neighbors. If you want style, then perhaps a hedge border would be more suitable. However, keep in mind that hedges require a lot of maintenance and trimming, so only do this if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.
Refurbish your patio to make it look new again
A patio doesn’t need to just be a couple of stone tiles. Your patio could be heated for the summer, it could have a roof over it to shield you from rain or sunlight, and you could even install lights to make it easy to traverse when it’s dark. Your patio should be seen as the border between your house and the lawn, so renovate it, clean it up, and perhaps even consider changing the tiles and replacing it with something new.
Furnish your garden for comfort
Forget about those boring plastic bits of furniture. Those flimsy chairs that bend under too much weight or those tables that rock about during heavy winds. If you want serious comfort to go with your new garden, then consider installing some proper garden furniture. Just because it’s outdoors, it doesn’t mean you can avoid things like cushions and pillows. As long as you have a roof over it and the rain can’t get to it, or if you take the cushions in before it starts to rain, you’ll have no trouble maintaining it.