Maintaining that fresh and vibrant look for your garden can be tough to keep on top of – especially now that the winter is well underway. That being said, over the next month or so the weather will once more start to improve and there will be more chances to get back into the garden to start tidying up your space. So what are the top ways to keep your garden looking great? To give you some help, we’ve put together these 4 DIY tips that don’t require masses of effort to keep it looking neat and tidy!
Keep It Hydrated
When using the term hydrated, this doesn’t mean giving your lawn and flowers a once over with the garden hose – it means that your soil needs the right amount of water according to your plants actual needs. Less of a worry in winter but certainly more of one in the summer, brown leaves and rotten vegetation are signs of flowers and plants drying out. Alternatively, sodden soil and excess water means you might be going overboard, so make sure you’re giving them some time to recover. If you have shrubs or plants, then you can look to get a sprinkler installed to make your life that little bit easier.
Weeding & Pruning
Overgrowing bushes and hedges can make your garden look messy and out of sorts so keep on top of them. Go around your garden and inspect every inch of your space, cut those weeds off at the root to stop them from damaging the health of your flowers and popping up in between your flags. A great tip you need to get on board with is setting up a compost bin or pile at the back of your garden. This is a great place to dispose of those dead leaves and vegetation in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Furthermore, it allows you to produce your own, rich in nutrients soil, saving you money and helping your plants to grow quicker in the future.
When it comes to your outdoor furniture, it’s important to not neglect it. Whilst it’s made for the garden, it will need some TLC so if it’s looking unclean or a bit worn, maybe it’s time to give it some attention. If a seating arrangement made from wood, then make sure you top up the pieces with a bit of paint or varnish. If it’s a cane furniture suite your working with, then a simple wipe down and brush is enough to keep the sofa set looking great. As obvious as it sounds, your garden furniture can affect the look of your garden just as much as your greenery so don’t neglect what you have.
Add Some New Flowers
Putting in some new flowers, shrubs or even a new flowerbed is a great way to maintaining that fresh, vibrant and exciting look. Choose colours that compliment your gardens aesthetic and colour scheme and don’t be afraid to experiment with new kinds of flowers to keep things interesting. Just make sure you follow the right care guidelines so they don’t die on you after a week! Such a simple and cheap change, adding some new flowers is easy to do and can have a massive effect on making your garden look great.