With summer quickly approaching, the weather is heating up so there is no better time to get your garden looking spick and span for all the BBQs and sunbathing that summer has in store for your friends and family. It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to your garden, especially if you don’t have a green thumb, but not to worry as there are a few simple tips to transform your garden ready for summer.
Give Your Greenhouse Some TLC
If you have abandoned your greenhouse over the year, the glass can become discolored and ruin the look of your garden, so why not give it some much-deserved attention. Replacing your greenhouse glass doesn’t have to be expensive as you can get your hands on it for a very affordable price and its impact can be massive on the look of your garden.
Adding flowers and plants around the outside of your greenhouse can also make it blend into your garden better, especially if your garden is fairly small and it adds some beauty to your garden.
Maximize Your Space
If you’re not blessed with space in your garden then not to worry as there are a few ways to make the most of your garden. If you want to make your garden look bigger, a great method to create the illusion of more space is to add a mirror against a fence or wall in the darker corners of the garden to give the impression that there is more garden beyond. If the mirror is directed towards greenery then it also adds a splash of color to the darker area.
Another inconvenience of a small garden is that there is not much space to store supplies, such as watering cans or compost but not to worry as there are some simple solutions that help you make the most of your space while hiding away your necessities. You can easily upscale household furniture that you no longer want in the house, such as an old bookcase that you can turn on its side and add some padded material, this means that it can be used as both a bench and storage for garden bits and bobs.
Dress Your Fences
When you are outside in your garden enjoying the sun, a pop of color will make the summer days even more enjoyable and so adding flowers and greenery to your bland, boring fences can transform your garden into a summer wonderland. There are endless ways and options to choose from when it comes to personalizing your garden, but an easy way to do so is to add some hanging baskets.
Don’t worry about spending too much money on flowers as you can easily make them yourself by grabbing old household items to use as baskets and simply buying liners and compost to fill and create your perfect garden. Not only do they beautify your garden but they also give you something to do while soaking up the sun.