Throughout the year, few of us give much thought to how our garden looks and the money that we could spend of this area of the house is always better being spent indoors rather than out. In spite of this, when the summer months come around and we actually have an opportunity to sit out in the garden, most of us bemoan the fact that we have not invested any time and money into making it look great.
Investing heavily in the garden is not always worth it however, even during the summer months and the best way to go about things is to give your garden a budget makeover, and here is how.
Weed and Tidy
Most gardens are probably not that bad, they just need some TLC and the first thing that you should be doing as part of your makeover is to tidy up the garden and get rid of all the dead plants and weeds that have taken over your garden. If you have border in the garden then re-dig them so that they are visible and you will find that after a day or two of hard work, the garden will already look better.
If you are not green fingered then the best course of action is to create a low maintenance garden, if you plan on having plants then put them in pots rather than a high-maintenance flower bed. Equally you should be looking to have just a small, grassy area and cover the rest in stones. Avoid going to the hardware store for these and instead go to a stonemakers where they will give you a great price on chipped stones which you can use to cover the garden.
Give your garden the professional touch without paying the professional price with some simple yet effective and ornate decorations. A great tip here is to use old pieces of metal in the garden such as pots and pans, old bicycles or even car spokes to add an artistic element to your garden space. The rusting metal juxtaposes perfectly with the fresh and natural garden and you can really wow your guests without breaking the budget.
You should be looking to have no dead space in the garden and maximise all corner of it with seats, decorations or even grassy areas. If you have a small garden then you can use things like mirrors in the garden which can be picked up at low prices, a mirror will give the appearance of a larger garden and also add a nice decorative touch to the area.
The key to doing your garden on a budget is to keep things simple, clean and tidy. Gardens look worse when they are unkept and there are plants and shrubs growing all over the place. Put the work in to tidy up, add a few nice touches and hey presto, you will have a garden to be proud of.