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6 ways to update your garden this summer

Is your garden in need of a makeover?  Then follow our guide below to help you make the most of it this summer.

  1. Add colour

Adding colour to your garden is one of the easiest ways to give it a new lease of life.  By simply buying a few planters filled with colourful plants you can really freshen the overall look. Or for a cheaper alternative. why not get creative and update the pots you already own with spray paint? There are many tutorials online like this one below from bowerpowerblog

Blue Ombre Plant Pot 

  1. Lights, lights, lights!

We know the importance of good lighting in our homes, but our gardens can often be overlooked.  Lighting outside is not only practical, it can add character and make us want to use our gardens more (especially on those warm summer nights).  There are lots options to choose from when looking at lighting for your garden. Solar lights are a particularly good option as they are relatively cheap to buy and can just be staked into the ground.

Solar Garden Light

  1. Create zones

Defining zones can be a great way to bring order to a busy garden, especially if it’s used for multiple purposes such as cooking, playing games, and relaxing. You can use different materials to separate your space such as fencing or paving, but you can also define an area using themes, colours and types of plants.

Zones

  1. Paint

Painting your tired-looking shed and fences can give your garden a cleaner, polished look.  An obvious choice if your garden has natural look is to choose paints in brown and green tones, however your shed can be the perfect place to play with colour. Why not turn your shed into a ‘beach hut’ by painting it in soft pastel hues?

Beach Hut Shed

Image source: Cassiefairy

  1. Privacy

An overlooked garden can be off-putting to use, especially if you live in a busy residential area.  Adding some privacy will make you feel more relaxed and help you see your garden as an extra living space.  There are a few options to consider when creating a more private garden, some of which will take a little time and investment.  If you’re planning to stay at your home for some time it may be a good idea to invest in plants, hedges and trees, as you’ll get to see the benefit of your hard work.  A much quicker solution is fencing or to create a sheltered seating area such as the one below.

Dining Area

  1. Accessorise!

Accessories are one of the quickest ways to give your garden personality and create a welcoming atmosphere.  You can pick up items like bright watering cans, lights, and cushions relatively cheap from garden centres, and supermarkets.  You could even try making your own – these pots below are made out of old tins painted in bold colours.  These would be great if you plan to grow your own herbs!

Garden Accesories

Joanna Whitworth

Home Decor enthusiast and employee of Plumbs Loose Covers and Reupholstery.

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