Some people love gardening, it’s a hobby, pastime, and even a job. But others simply hate it, with no passion at all. However, we all want a nice one, one where our families and friends can relax, enjoy summer barbeques and bathe in the sun. But there are many little tips and tricks you can use to give your garden that extra shine, most of which require next to no effort.
Keeping your garden colourful can be a pain, especially during winter. But there are many plants that stay colourful all year round. Evergreens are a great way to start, they require little maintenance and can be used to border key pathways. The shrubs will stay bright green and can be decorated with glowing lights or Christmas decorations if you feel festive. You can also intermittently plant flowers in a bed. Winter heathers are good for this time of year, and chrysanthemums will last 2-3 months and give your garden a further colour splash. Make sure you keep the lawn bright green too, if you give it the right amount of care it can brighten up your garden through winter.
Give The Decking A New Layer
Decking can be a great addition to any garden, it gives you a platform to sit upon without having to ruin your grass. But as the years wear on the decking can become faded and dreary, leaving it looking listless. If you do some deck staining you can bring it back to life and give it a layer of protection against the elements like sun and rain damage, leaving it looking better for longer.
Use Water Features
You can add a fish pond if you want to, but it’ll likely be quite expensive. Instead, try adding a bird bath or a form of water filled shelf. They can give your garden an extra edge. It’ll also attract wildlife like birds which can help give your garden a more natural feel.
If you have a patio then using a jet washer can give it a totally new shine. It’ll rinse out the hard to move dirt and leave your patio looking brighter and more welcoming. It’s especially the case if you have a coloured patio, as dirt makes it look particularly grubby.
Weeds can really make your garden look uncared for more than anything else. They grow on walls, between paving slabs and in your flower beds. If you spend a good hour ripping the weeds up, you’ll see your garden will look all the better for it, the declutter will mean there’s more room for the plants you want to grow. Make sure you get the roots, pulling the stem will do nothing and the weed will quickly grow back. Many anti-weed sprays are great, but make sure you don’t hit your flowers because it can be damaging. They’re best used on paving cracks instead of soil beds, as the soil will soak up the liquid and poison nearby flowers.