Creating an outdoor living space can be every bit as important as the indoor area. Not only does it add value to your home, but it can be used as an extra room during the warm summer months for entertaining or simply taking time out to relax. If your garden is looking tired and in need of some TLC, here are five simple ways you can give it a makeover.
Weeding is a quick and easy way to revitalize your garden. With the right tools, there’s no longer a need to get on your hands and knees and spend hours dragging the weeds out. Weed pullers now have longer handles, so you can stand upright and remove these pesky growths with little fuss. Removing the weeds from your garden allows your lawn and plants to breathe and grow again, and gives your outside area a new lease of life.
Plant Some Evergreens
Evergreen trees provide year-round greenery and can be used in almost any size garden. Trees such as the Emerald Green or Arborvitae Green Giant grow on their own or tightly together to form an effective barrier against the wind. They can even provide a privacy screen to guard against prying eyes and nosey neighbors. The trees are low maintenance and require little, if any, trimming and can grow in almost any soil, making them perfect for most gardens as well as helping the environment.
Paint Those Tired-Looking Fences
Although wooden fences are treated prior to sale, the protection breaks down over time and they begin to fade and lose their color. This can result in tired-looking panels that are susceptible to damage. Wood stains and paint are readily available in many stores and come in a variety of shades. As well as looking good, the protection of the wood increases, so you can enjoy many more years of wooden fencing without having to replace the panels.
Hang Some Plants
Hanging baskets add color and brightness to your garden that requires no expertise to arrange. Small and compact, hanging baskets can enhance any outdoor space regardless of size. They are easy to deadhead flowers and simple to water. But one of the best features of hanging baskets is that they are well away from pests such as slugs or snails that want to feast on your new plants, so your hanging baskets will continue to bloom through the spring and summer.
Use Solar Lighting
Enhance the evening mood of your garden by adding some mood lighting. Solar lights charge throughout the daylight hours and then switch on when the natural light decreases to a certain level. They remain on until the battery runs out, or the sun rises and begins charging them again. There are many different types of solar-powered lighting depending on your taste. Ranging from white or color-changing staked lights that are placed in the soil, to string and festoon lighting that can be hung overhead. Solar lights can give the perfect ambiance to a relaxing evening or entertaining friends.