Wednesday 9 June 2021

How to Brighten up Your Garden.

{Collaborative Content} You will undoubtedly want to spend much of your time outdoors during the summer. Your garden provides the perfect place to do that, as it’s your personal space, and you can use it for relaxing, having barbeques, and, of course, growing plants.

The problem is, many people’s gardens have seen better days. If that’s an accurate description of your garden, all is not lost because you take the following actionable steps to transform it into a bright and welcoming outdoor environment:

Clean up the Clutter

Part of the reason your garden is looking a little lacklustre is that you’ve got some rubbish, dead plants, and undoubtedly some overgrowing grass in it. To resolve that problem, you need to spend some time cleaning up the clutter.

Thankfully, the task is easy to complete if you’ve got a few essential items like a rake, your garden waste wheelie bin, and some bin bags for things that need to get collected with your household waste.

If you’ve got any rotting sheds, for example, it makes sense to buy new ones to replace them and dispose of the old wood. Depending on its construction, you could have a few bonfires. Otherwise, a tip run will be your best bet.

Add Some New Plants

Let’s face it: you’ve got an almost limitless choice when it comes to adding new plants to your garden. You could choose a mixture of flowering plants to brighten up your outdoor space and some ones that bear fruit and vegetables during the summer months.

Local garden centres and places like Poplar Nurseries are ideal for gaining inspiration if you’re unsure what to plant. You could also look at some gardening websites such as Gardeners’ World or even Pinterest for ideas.

Whichever plants you choose, make sure to follow the planting instructions carefully. For example, plants that love being in the sun shouldn’t be in shaded areas of your garden. Plus, you should invest in some netting and borders to keep pests like slugs away from plants.

Paint Your Fence Panels

Another way to brighten up an otherwise dull-looking garden is by painting your fence panels. You don’t need to opt for the same browns, greys, oranges, and greens that your neighbours use for their fence panels.

Consider bright and bold colours like yellow, sky blue, or even a bright red! Places like B&Q and Screwfix sell an array of fence panel paints that you can check out for inspiration. You may also wish to paint concrete fence posts white to accentuate your newly painted fences.

Install Some Simple Lighting

When it gets dark outside but it’s cool enough to sit in the garden and relax, you will undoubtedly want to have some lighting on around you. Consider opting for simple lighting solutions, such as fairy lights or even tealights inside glass jars.

You don’t need to spend lots of money on outdoor lighting, especially when you’re only going to use it a few times a year.

Thanks for reading this article, and good luck with your garden makeover!

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