Gardens are great when the lawn is trimmed, the borders are filled with flowers and the plot is pleasantly laid out to suit your style and taste. They’re not so good when weeds are at waist height, plants are dying and your fence looks like it hasn’t seen a drop of creosote for a century.
Don’t worry if your garden is looking a little drab at the moment, follow this post and use these ideas with our blessing.
Paint flower pots
Tired of seeing weatherworn terracotta pots on your patio? Give them a quick makeover with a touch of paint, introduce bright colours and pick a weatherproof shade that’s going to look gorgeous throughout the seasons.
Spruce up your shed
Whilst you’re in the painting mood why not tidy up the outside of your shed? At one time shed-paints were restricted to ‘rustic reds’ and ‘autumn browns’ and you had little in the way of choice.
It’s a different story today though.
Now you can choose from a massive range of trendy and contemporary colours, so funk up your garden with a dash of damson or try turquoise for a change.
Fix fencing and add a splash of colour
Why stop at painting the shed? Buy enough paint and you could paint the fence as well and inject colour all around the garden in one day.
Get a few people involved in the project and over the course of a weekend you’ll totally change the look of the garden.
Paint old furniture or buy new
Okay, we’re really on a roll with the painting now. Turn your garden bench into an eye-catching feature. Slap on a coat of fresh paint and that tatty old furniture looks better than new.
Or give a table and chair set a new lease of life, just make sure the paint is dry before you attempt to sit on it!
Lay a new lawn
By now your garden should be looking rather different if you have taken the above advice. Why not go for broke though? If the turf is looking a little tired get rid of it and replace it with an artificial lawn instead.
All of the suggestions mentioned in this blog are easy to complete and they’ll make the world of difference to your garden.
Change the look of your garden and improve the quality of your life, fresh paint and fake grass are the way forwards!