It is fair to say that during the autumn and winter months when it’s cold and miserable outside, lots of homeowners will forget all about their garden. This often causes their outdoor space to look a little bit worse for wear by the time that spring comes around and many will then start to panic about getting their garden ready for summer. Thankfully, it isn’t actually as difficult as you may think to turn your unique garden space into somewhere that you love to spend time with friends and family when the sun is shining.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an experienced landscape gardener to transform your outdoor areas and there are lots of little things you can that will make such a big difference. If you’re not green-fingered at all and you’re looking for some easy ways to bring your garden to life in time for summer this year, below is a list of simple yet effective things you can do to give your outdoor space some much-needed TLC.
Give everything a ‘spring clean’
Before you start working on giving your garden a new look, you will need to have a bit of a clean-up. Start with some simple things such as mowing the lawn, cutting back any overgrown hedges and cleaning your decking/patio. Whilst this is probably the least exciting part of a garden transformation, it is essential and it will give you the perfect base to build upon.
Often, when it comes to cleaning your garden, a pressure washer is a brilliant tool to have. You will find that it is easily able to remove any debris, dirt and grime from hard surfaces in your garden and this in itself will instantly brighten the space. You may even be able to use a pressure washer to clean your garden furniture before using it again this summer too.
Add some faux plants and colourful plant pots
For anyone who struggles to keep plants and flowers alive in their garden, faux is the way to go. You can get so many different types of faux plants and foliage these days, and they can look incredibly realistic too. Of course, not requiring any watering or trimming will mean that these faux additions to your garden look amazing all summer long.
Instead of simply putting these faux plants into the flower beds that you currently have in your outdoor space, why not consider investing in some colourful or even patterned plant pots. This is a great way to add some personality to your garden and these plant pots will look brilliant on decking and patio areas as well.
Install some outdoor wall art
Not many people think of adding art to their garden, but this is one of the easiest ways to make the space more visually appealing. You can get so many different pieces of outdoor wall art nowadays too, from boho pieces that help to create a shabby chic feel to modern pieces that are perfect for a contemporary vibe, there is the perfect piece of art for every outdoor area.
When you add some outdoor wall art to your garden, it will look amazing whether you choose to install in on a traditional brick wall, a natural stone wall or even your garden fence. Often, outdoor wall art is the finishing touch to your garden decor that you didn’t realise you were missing and once it is installed, it will change the whole look and feel of your outdoor space.
Give the fence and furniture a lick of paint
You will likely find that the winter weather has caused your wooden fence to look tatty and tired, but a quick lick of paint can give it a whole new look this summer. Whether you choose to keep things natural and use a simple brown colour or you change things up a little bit and use a brighter colour, painting your fence can make such a big difference.
It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to paint their wooden garden furniture too and this is a really straightforward yet incredibly effective way to give a bench or a patio set a new lease of life. There are lots of different high-quality paints that are designed to be used outdoors, so you will have plenty of amazing colours to choose from too.
Accessories your garden space
So many people forget about accessories when it comes to their garden but these are really important. Simply adding an outdoor rug to your ‘garden living area’, some throw cushions to your outdoor sofa set or even a mirror alongside your outdoor wall art, will bring your garden space to life and make it feel more homely and inviting.
When you’re accessorising your garden, don’t forget to think about lighting too. Outdoor fairy lights are incredibly popular and are perfect for decking and patio areas. You always have the option to install garden wall lights too and there’s a huge selection of designs to choose from. You might even want to add a small wall heater as well for those colder summer nights.
Transforming your outdoor areas
All in all, it is fair to say that there are numerous different ways that you can give your garden a new look in time for summer this year and you really don’t need complex landscaping to transform your outdoor space. You will likely be surprised by just how much of a difference the garden ideas mentioned above can make to your outdoor areas and it is undeniably worthwhile trying some of them to see for yourself.
If you’re interested in purchasing outdoor wall art for your garden, be sure to visit the Yard Art website. We have an incredible collection of unique designs all of which are specifically created to be displayed in the garden, so you won’t have to worry about remembering to bring the art in at the end of the evening. We can assure you that all of our wall art is UV resistant and water, wind and fade-proof, so it will look amazing all summer long. Whether you want to install outdoor wall art onto your fence or a concrete wall, you can trust that we will have the perfect pieces for you on our website and we invite you to browse our complete collection today.