Are you thinking of trying to make your house and backyard a little more upmarket? Whether you plan to sell and want to add value to the property or just fancy having a more enchanting outdoor space to enjoy yourself, follow these affordable tips to improve your garden.
From tending to your plants to a lavish lawn, your backyard will be glowing ready for those summer months.
One of the best ways to make your backyard look vibrant is to fill it with plants. Native flowers and shrubs are a great way to improve your garden’s variety. If you’re looking for plants that will require little care when the weather gets warmer, consider succulents, cacti, and flaxes that will flourish without the need for your constant attention.
Take care to place your plants strategically. Hanging from a basket, in pots or flower beds will create a versatile look. You don’t need a professional landscaper to get your garden looking good.
If you’re planting around the edges of your garden, how you place them can make all the difference. Low-growing plants in front of taller ones can make for a dramatic look.
Patios and decking are a great way to transform the space, separating your garden’s ‘dining area’ from the lawn area.
Paving is a chance to get creative and individual. There are many different designs for your patio. Feeling adventurous? Try using mismatched paving for a bolder effect. Even better, though, you can easily pave your garden yourself, making it much cheaper and more personal to your style.
If you’re thinking of using your garden all year round, you might want to look at installing a shelter, like a pergola or a gazebo. Or even a fire pit to make it cozier when the temperatures cool off in the fall.
3. Lawn Care
Your lawn can be anything from the main feature of your backyard to a dainty, elegant spot. Taking good care of your grass is very important if you want your lawn to stand out. The difference between healthy grass or a brown, dry lawn can make or break the quality of your backyard.
Whether you’re laying down a new lawn or revamping an old one, make sure you follow the right advice for thriving grass. If you love lawn care you could even consider starting a lawn care business or taking a course.
4. Garden Beds
Garden beds are another great way to create a versatile backyard. Whether you border your garden with beds or have them throughout, beds are adaptable and unique. Think about what you might do with your garden beds. Planting them with flowers will add a splash of color. Or you could create a vegetable patch.
A vegetable garden may be a little more effort than you’re willing to put in, but if you have the determination, home-grown veggies are more than worth it. Creating your vegetable garden can be done relatively cheaply, too. It’s easy to get excited about what you can grow.
Once your seeds are down, careful watering and tender care are required. However, the satisfaction of pulling up your first carrot will be sure to put a smile on your face.
As with creating and designing your patio, adding a fence to a garden is another inspiring way to make it unique. Easy to do it yourself and affordable, bordering your garden will give your yard a touch of privacy that will add to the property’s value.
One creative idea is to frame chicken wire with wooden posts or logs. It will allow creepers and other plants to climb up and create a rustic, natural look. Or, to get that more perfect, neat style, a traditional picket fence could be the right border for you.
Fencing your backyard doesn’t require a specialist skill set or break the bank but can make your garden a cohesive, private space for you to enjoy.
All you need to make your garden stand out is a few trips to the garden center or DIY shop and a few weekends free — soon, your backyard’s value will have tripled. Don’t be afraid to get adventurous; the bolder the designs, the more impressive your garden will be. Just roll up your sleeves, and your backyard will be the elegant outdoor space you desire in no time.