5 Easy ways to Spruce up your Garden
With spring off to an unusually chilly start you might be dreaming of warmer climes, but fear not – summer is just around the corner, so why not make the most of what’s in your own back garden? Follow these five simple tips to bring a little rejuvenation to your spring garden just in time to enjoy the sunshine:
1. Bird paradise
If you don’t find plants and shrubs all that exciting, consider adding birdhouses, feeders or baths to your garden. These will attract a whole host of exciting new visitors, adding wildlife to your green space and an endless source of entertainment for the whole family.
2. Under the arch
For a decorative touch that challenges your green thumb, consider adding a garden arch. An arch provides support for climbing plants, so consider soil type and sun exposure when choosing where to place it.
3. Let there be light
Enjoy the balmy summer evenings by lighting up your garden. With as many outdoor lighting options as garden styles, it’s easy to find one that suits your taste and budget. If you want to draw attention to a particular garden feature – a rock installation, a favorite tree – consider in-ground spotlights. For a more atmospheric and economical glow, scatter glass lanterns lit by pillar candles around seating areas or walkways.
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4. Hit the deck
You often hear that a deck or patio adds value to a home. While this can be true for your property, it’s the social aspect that really makes backyard building worth your while. A great seating area makes your garden a hotspot for spending time with family, friends, and neighbors.
5. Alfresco cuisine
If you plan to entertain guests in your garden, you’ll want to invest in an outdoor cooker. There are a variety of different models depending on your culinary preferences, cooking skill level and space. You might choose a standard barbecue, a fire pit or a top-of-the-line grilling station with stainless steel prep areas. If you prefer something a little less conventional.