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. Once your outdoor space is cleared of debris and clutter, consider introducing some eye-catching elements to revitalize its appeal.
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. The neat and tidy garden allows your plants to thrive and flourish, showcasing their natural beauty while also opening up the space for a more inviting and pleasant atmosphere.
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. Utilize stunning large planters to showcase the beauty of flowering plants. The combination of these two elements creates a striking and captivating display that enhances the overall aesthetics of any space.
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. Imagine the gentle sound of water cascading down the fountain, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere in your outdoor haven. An outdoor fountain becomes the focal point of your landscape, infusing it with charm and character.
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. Choose a color that complements your overall outdoor theme and gives your property a renewed and polished appearance.
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. A thoughtfully crafted walkway can elevate your curb appeal and create a warm and welcoming entry to your home, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who visits.
Don’t leave random things just laying around your yard. Things like the lawn mower, kid’s toys, gardening tool, extra chairs, etc. A small garden shed is a smart investment to keep your outdoor space organized and clutter-free. 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. Planting trees around your property is a simple yet effective way to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, trees contribute to improved air quality, providing a healthier and fresher environment for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Moreover, the shade they offer during hot summer months ensures a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor experience, making your garden a preferred destination for relaxation and outdoor gatherings.
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. A tabletop fountain can serve as a captivating centerpiece, adding a touch of elegance and tranquility to your patio or garden. Alternatively, placing a charming fountain in a far corner of the yard creates a focal point that draws the eye and transforms even the tiniest space into a peaceful oasis.
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. Opt for bright and vibrant colors when selecting your new patio furniture, as they can infuse your outdoor space with energy and liveliness. Additionally, prioritize durable materials that can withstand various weather conditions and stand the test of time, ensuring your investment remains in excellent condition for years to come.
Boosting Your Home's Curb Appeal
Enhancing your outdoor space doesn't have to be a complicated or expensive endeavor. By adding simple touches such as an outdoor water feature, you can transform your backyard into a beautiful and welcoming oasis that you and your guests can enjoy all summer long. Whether you choose a pre-built fountain or a custom-built pond, adding a water feature is a great way to give your outdoor space the little oomph it needs to make it a place to relax and unwind. So, take a look at your outdoor space and consider adding a water feature or other simple touches to give it the curb appeal and welcoming atmosphere it deserves.
- Cristhy Calague