10 Ways to Give Your Garden a Facelift
Curb appeal is everything and so is having a nice, welcoming backyard to greet your guests with. But revamping your outdoor space doesn’t necessarily mean a total overhaul and load of money. There are tons of great and easy ways to give your outside living space the little oomph it needs to make it a place to enjoy all Summer long.
1) Clean Up
Seeing the same space, day in and day out, can often leave us blind to what’s really there. Step back and really examine your outdoor space. It probably needs a good clean up. Clear it of dead leaves, garbage, broken items, etc. and you’ll see a massive improvement to your backyard
2) Trim Your Bush
Get out the sheers and trimmers, it’s time to trim the bushes. Sometimes, we let our garden run wild without even noticing it. Giving everything a nice trim and polish can really open up the space and give new life to your plants.
3) Plant Flowers
This is an obvious one. Head to the nursery and snatch up some sale flowers. Who cares what the colors are as long as they’re bright and easy to maintain. Plant them under windows and along walkways to really brighten up your yard.
4) Install a Fountain
A great investment into your outdoor space is to install an outdoor fountain. If you have a lonely pond or a bare, unused space then why not have one? An outdoor fountain adds flare, interest, and a peaceful setting.
Bet that old fence could use a facelift, huh? A couple cans of paint cost next to nothing and can make a huge impact on the appearance of your front and/or backyard. Just make sure to scrape off any old flaking paint and give it a light sanding first.
6) Step Up
Are your guests trudging across your grass just to get to your door? Or is there nothing more than a dirt trail leading to your patio? Then face it, it’s time for a walkway. Even something as simple as laying some gravel down can make all the world of difference and improves the appearance of your home.
Don’t leave random things just laying around your yard. Things like the lawn mower, kid’s toys, gardening tool, extra chairs, etc. Invest in a small garden shed to store these larger items and maybe a durable plastic tote for the smaller ones. Clearing your outdoor space of these items opens up more possibilities to enjoy it.
8) Plant Trees
This is no brainer. Plant some trees along the front of your home or in those empty corners of your backyard. Tree improve air quality, overall appearance, and also offer shade during the hot summer months.
9) Display Fountains
If your yard or outdoor area isn’t large enough to accommodate a fountain installation, then consider a smaller fountain display. You can liven up the area with a centerpiece on the table or something off in the far corner of the yard.
10) New Furniture
New furniture is always a great investment into your outdoor area. If you’re in the market for new patio furniture, then consider bright colors and durable materials.
- Candace Osmond