If your backyard is starting to feel a little drab, then why not give it a full makeover this summer. Whether you have a small garden or a large yard then here are some great garden makeover ideas.
1. Create an outdoor living area
Having an outdoor living area makes all the difference to a home, especially come summer time. Build a beautiful new decking area, or if you already have one perhaps it’s time to upgrade. If you want something that looks nice and is low maintenance then add in composite decking. The benefits of composite decking are well worth it, as you no longer need to worry about maintenance or rot on the decking area. It looks super swish too. Once your new decking area is up, then add in some outdoor furniture, a BBQ and you’ll be spending your entire summer outside.
2. Add accessories
The garden can come with many different types of accessories and can be an easy way to change things up a little. Trellises are very popular for sprucing up a garden and adding in a nice contrast. Have it as an entrance to the garden path or and outdoor garden seating area. Metal Buildings like sheds, barns, or workshops can be practical additions that will also give an industrial contrast to the yard. Add some flowering vines on sides for some extra decoration. If you want some shaded seating, adding a beautiful wooden bench would be nice. Water fountains can also be a great statement to add into the garden.
3. Spruce it up with colour
If the garden is lacking some colour then it’s easy to quickly add some in. Plant some bright coloured flowers like roses, perennials, sunflowers, or lilacs. Find some colours you like and then a plant that matches. If you don’t want to add into too many different flowers then you can also add in some large coloured outdoor planter pots.
4. Play with different textures and shapes
A garden doesn’t need to be just soil and leafy plants, you can add in different textures and shapes by adding in rocks, sand, concrete or even some different style plants. Create a garden path down the middle of the lawn or add in a cactus garden with rocks. Adding in large boulders throughout the lawn or garden beds gives some different dimensions to the garden too.
5. Go vertical
If outdoor living space is limited or you just want something a little different try adding in a vertical garden. They can be a great way to cover up a plain wall or fencing area. You can use climbing vines, or dangle hanging planters from the ceiling.