The summer sun will soon raise its colourful head, and people across the nation will want to ensure their garden is ready for the season. We understand that sprucing up your garden can be a little costly, which is why we’re offering 5 cheap ways to improve your garden this summer.
Colourful Wooden Planters
Does your garden offer little colour? To help you complement the warm season, we recommend investing in some colourful wooden planters, which are relatively cheap to buy. Stand them on the garden patio, places them on the lawn or hand them along your fences.
In fact, you don’t have to buy colourful wooden planters. If you’re really looking to cut back on expenditure, you could always paint old plant pots. We recommend pastel colours that will really pop. Your garden will soon be bursting with life and personality, even if the sun isn’t shining!
Fertilise Your Lawn
Do you dream of a green and healthy lawn? Well, we’re about to help you make that dream a reality. Professional gardeners will be the first to tell you that the best way to enjoy healthy grass is by fertilising your lawn. Depending on the size of your garden, this can take a few hours – but it’s worth the investment.
Fertiliser can help fill any bare patches, whilst preventing weeds. What’s more, your lawn will last a whole lost longer and will become resistant to pests and even your pets. Fertiliser isn’t too expensive, either. You can pick it up from most DIY stores, supermarkets and garden centres.
Add Some Lighting
Nothing beats sitting out in your garden once the sun has gone down, enjoying a nice glass of wine and a chat with a loved one. However, your garden doesn’t have to hide just because the day has turned into night. We recommend adding some lighting to offer a warm and romantic atmosphere in your garden.
What’s great about garden lighting is that you have so many options to choose from, such as solar-powered lighting and battery operated lights. So there’s bound to be a product to suit both your style and budget. You can choose from teal lights to lanterns, lamps to string lights.
Water features not only look great, but they are a great way to attract birds into your garden – perfect if you love a bit of nature dropping in every once in a while. You probably think water features are expensive, right? Well, there really not. While large water features may cost you a pretty penny, smaller water features really aren’t that expensive – and can sometimes look just as good, if not better.
Paint Your Fencing
Is your garden looking a little tired? Sick and tired of staring at the same old fencing? Well, maybe it’s time to breathe new life into your garden with a splash of paint. Spend one weekend painting your fencing – and even your shed – to spruce up your garden. A lick of paint might be all that’s needed to make you want to head out into the outdoors to enjoy the summer sun, and maybe even a barbecue.
The key to transforming your garden is to look for bargains and recycle old items – always look for opportunities to become a little more creative.