Gardens should be areas of life and vitality. All too often there strewn with footballs and upturned turf. If you’re on a budget but are keen to get the most out of your outdoor space, there are some simple things you can do to reinvent your space. If you have a garden but are struggling for inspiration about why and how to maintain it, take a look at these suggestions…
Why Should I Bother Updating my Garden?
Some of us treat gardens like a piece of wasted space at the back of our house. But when used properly, they have so much to give. Gardens are a great place to socialize and host events on a summer’s. There also a great place to do an outdoor workout instead of having to go to the park or the gym.
Gardens can also be the perfect place to go to, to restore some calm and peace to your life. Sitting out reading a book, or just admiring your landscaping. Gardens really are so versatile.
How Can I Maintain my Garden on a Budget?
Maintenance of a garden can be time-consuming but it doesn’t have to cost a lot. If you’re lucky enough to have a patio area in your garden, keep it protected. There are some great patio covers by Northwest Exteriors which will help to maintain your patio. Similarly make sure any garden furniture you do have, has sufficient protection. Constant battering from wind and rain can depreciate our outdoor furniture. Take the cheap option, and look after them, rather than have to replace them.
In order to maintain your flower beds and grass you need to be vigilant, but it doesn’t cost much. Buy some weed killer, this will help your flowers to grow unhindered by other plants. For the grass you need to make sure slugs and other insects aren’t destroying your lawn. Go to a garden store and have a look at what’s available for your garden. Take into consideration its size and the problems you’re experiencing.
Getting a lawn mower and a strimmer will mean that your grass stays healthy and need, without having to go through the expense of re-turfing. Choose a size that’s appropriate for your garden and store in a shed, along with your other garden tools.
Adding Some Color
Bring your garden to life by incorporating some color. Colorful flower pots, and even water features and urns, all add some much-needed color to a dull garden. If you’re on a budget, don’t go out and buy new pots. Upcycle the ones you have with some paint and get creative!
Similarly, accessorize chairs with some colorful seat cushions. Even try to grow your own vegetables if you feel up to it.
Photo by Cherry Laithang