The garden is a part of the home which many of us seem to be a little scared to tackle. Maybe it’s the fact that the garden is full of living things, or perhaps it all the Latin plant names which confuse us. But actually, transforming your garden isn’t as difficult as you think, and it can be a fun project for the weekend.
Before you go out and hire a gardener to do the work for you or get guaranteed personal loans to fund the project, take a minute to see if there are ways you can add life to your garden without spending all of your money.
One really cheap and fun way to make your garden look more polished is to cut the lawn into a shape. It could be that you simply want a square patch of lawn in your garden surrounded by plant beds, or perhaps you want something more unique. You can easily create a curved lawn by digging up the grass in a curved shape and then planting bedding plants in the space leftover.
Yes, plants do cost you money. However, seeds don’t cost you anywhere near as much. If you have no idea what colour scheme you want in the garden, an easy way to make an effect is to get a cottage seed mix and scatter it over your plant beds. You will end up with a mix of wild flowers which will look stunning and give your garden that beautiful depth you’ve always wanted.
Think long term
If you want a way to invest in your garden for the future, a great idea would be to plant trees and other hardy shrubs. It will give you the chance to have plants grow and develop over the years, and flower more and more every year. If you don’t want to plant a tree, you can choose shrubs such as hydrangeas or rhododendrons which will grow and flourish each year. It might cost you more initially, but it will save you money on smaller plants in the long run.
One of the most defining features of any garden is the vibrant colour which appears from your plants. If you have a particular set of colours you want to stick to, you can find seeds and bulbs which will suit your colour scheme. Another way to add colour as well as plants is to paint your fence a bright pastel colour and also paint your plant pots a bold colour too. It will make a huge impact on the garden with minimal spending.
If you fancy your back garden looking like a magical fairy land, you can buy solar lights from any garden centre and use these to light the way through your garden at night. They are cheap and don’t require any electricity so they are a perfect investment. You can also buy solar fairy lights to place on your bushes or trees which will make your garden look stunning in the winter and add that festive touch to the space.