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What is the point of having a garden if you're not going to transform it into your own little piece of heaven? If you have been longingly gazing out of your window at the empty and dull space, but don't have the foggiest idea of how to revitalise it, then this how-to guide will provide you with ideas and inspiration to bring your garden back to life!

A garden table in a lit up garden in an idyllic setting.

How to revive a garden

The first step in transforming any garden is to begin with the clean-up procedure. You should be looking to revitalise your greenery. If you haven't already, begin caring for everything growing in your garden - natural plants and trees are always visually appealing if looked after well.

De-weed your garden

De-weed any unattractive weeds, cut hedges, cut the grass, and get rid of anything that does not look the part.

Add new plants to your garden

Next, choose your plants. Be sure to select plants that are appropriate for the climate in your area. Also, consider the amount of sun and shade that your garden receives when choosing plants.

Once you've selected your plants, it's time to get them in the ground! Be sure to leave enough space between each plant so they have room to grow. After planting, cover the garden beds with mulch to help retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.

Maintaining the garden

-Keep it weeded: Pull weeds as soon as you see them so they don't have a chance to take over your garden. Be sure to get the roots so they don't come back.

-Water regularly: Water your plants every day, or at least every other day, depending on the weather. Hot, dry conditions will require more frequent watering.

-Deadhead flowers: Remove spent flowers from annuals and perennials to encourage new growth and prevent seed formation. This will also make your garden look neater.

-Prune shrubs and trees: Trim back overgrown branches to maintain the shape of your plants and promote new growth.

A wooden pergola in a beautiful garden, filled with pretty plants and bright light.

How to decorate a garden

Now that you have revitalised your garden, spruced up your plant work and enhanced the greenery, it is time to decorate your garden - to give it that modern and creative edge.

Add a Pergola

Adding a pergola to a garden is always a popular choice for many reasons. Pergolas, especially wooden pergolas, tend to be visually aesthetic, which is usually the main goal of a garden design. It can also act as a centrepiece, being the stand-out feature that transforms a garden. If you do not have a patio or decking in your garden, a pergola is a perfect way to separate space. Pergolas can also come with built-in decking, giving you that space!

If you are wanting something with more shelter, a gazebo or an arbour is a great idea that shares similar benefits to a pergola.

Pick furniture for your garden

If you have a large garden, you may want to invest in some garden furniture sets, including a table and chairs, perhaps even a stylish corner sofa. For smaller gardens, foldable furniture or individual pieces may be more suitable.

Second, think about the material of the furniture. If you live in an area with harsh winters, you'll need furniture that can withstand the elements, unless you purchase a gazebo or a pergola to protect the furniture! Wood is a classic choice for garden furniture, but metal or rattan can also be durable options.

Pick a theme for your garden

A garden can be a beautiful and tranquil addition to any home, but creating one can be daunting for those who are not sure where to start. One way to narrow down the options is to choose a theme for the garden. Once a garden theme has been selected, it will be easier to choose appropriate plants and design features.

For example, an English cottage garden might feature roses and lavender, while a Zen garden might have bamboo and stone features. No matter what type of garden is created, it is sure to add beauty and peace to any home.

Add accessories to your garden

Finally, don't forget to accessorise! Hanging baskets, birdhouses, cushions, throws, and garden lights can help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Lanterns, fairy lights, and string lights will create a beautifully lit-up garden, especially at night time.

Add extras to your garden

You can add extra elements to your garden which may seem a little 'extra' but they will definitely capture the whole transformation vibe and give your garden more beauty and convenience. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • An outside cooking area

  • An outside movie screen

  • Outdoor firepit

  • Garden hot tub

  • Aluminium Pergola

a garden lamp with moon shapes on it, in a dark setting.

How can I transform my garden on a budget?

You can take into account all of the tips given above and transform your garden on a budget too! This is simple, just seek out the bargains. Become a bargain hunter for the garden! The majority of the suggestions above are available at a lower cost. For example, instead of opting for. a wooden pergola, opt for a cheaper material such as metal.

It's easy to feel like you need to spend a lot of money to transform your garden. However, there are plenty of ways to make a big impact without breaking the bank. Here are a few garden ideas that will help you get the most bang for your buck:

- Start with the basics. Make sure you have a strong foundation by investing in good-quality soil and mulch. This will help your plants thrive and reduce the need for frequent watering and fertilising.

- Plan ahead. Before you start buying plants, take some time to sketch out your garden design. This will help you avoid impulse purchases and stick to your budget.

- Go for quantity over quality. Instead of buying a few expensive plants, opt for larger numbers of cheaper varieties. This will give you more coverage and impact for your money.

- Get creative with containers. Using pots, barrels, and other containers is a great way to add interest to your garden without spending a lot of money. You can even upcycle items from around your house, like old jars or buckets.

With a little creativity, it's easy to transform your garden on a budget. By following these tips, you'll be able to create a stylish and vibrant outdoor space without breaking the bank.

How can I transform my garden quickly?

One of the quickest ways to give your garden a new look is to add some fresh flowers. Potted plants are a great way to add colour and life to any garden, and they can be changed out regularly to keep your garden looking its best. Topiary is another easy way to add interest to your garden.

Trimmed bushes and hedges can help create a clean, polished look. Finally, don't forget the power of light. Strings of lights or solar-powered lanterns can be a quick way to create an ambience.

So, there you have it, some tips on how you can transform your garden quickly, easily, and on a budget! Get started today and create your own little piece of heaven. You won't regret it!



How to transform a garden

19 Oct 2022
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