Top tips for updating your garden

If you love the idea of sitting out in the garden with dinner and a glass of wine, but hate the thought of having to do any gardening, then read on.  

Most of us have busy lives and have little time to relax which means the garden is often neglected and can look a little sad.  However, there are so many ways you can create a beautiful garden that requires minimal upkeep – here’s a few ideas for you to consider.

Create a decked area


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Creating a decked area in a garden is a great way of making a space that requires no maintenance. It can be a great place to sit out and enjoy the sun, as well as hosting barbecues in the summer. There are many ideas out there, so you can have a look what will suit you and your budget.

Add a water feature

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Enjoy the sound of running water in your garden with a lovely water feature. You could invest in a water fountain or statement ornamental feature and transform the feel of your garden.  Alternatively, dig a pond – it will add a great feature and will attract lots of beneficial wildlife to your garden.  Water adds a relaxing feel to your outside space and is a fantastic idea for any home.

Splash out on a summer house


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If you want to escape the house, then adding a summer house in the garden could be ideal. You can get hundreds of shapes and sizes, and they are perfect for adding space to a home without paying a fortune for an extension. You could make it into a relaxing room to enjoy some peace and quiet, or turn it into a home office. There are also fun ways of personalizing the exterior, such as painting it a bold color to reflect your personality.

Decide on a theme


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If you have an idea of the sort of outside space you’d like, then you could decide on a theme. With landscaping, pavements and patios, a garden can be transformed into whatever you want it to be. If you aren’t up the work yourself, then you can find a landscape gardener who can help with your vision. By creating something that works for you, you can have a space that needs minimal maintenance that you can enjoy all year.

Buy some stylish containers


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An excellent way to add color and style to your garden is by planting containers with bedding plants. They can instantly transform the way a garden looks, and they are very easy to maintain. There is a broad range of shapes and sizes when it comes to containers, so no matter how big or small your garden is, you’ll find something that suits.

Freshen up the furniture


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The best way to transform your outside space is to invest in some quality furniture. If you have comfortable seating, then you’ll want to spend more time outside, which in turn makes you want to keep the garden looking great. You can get some lovely rattan sofas and hardwearing tables for outside. Have fun experimenting and enjoy your garden this summer.

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  1. Some great tips here for updating your garden! The summer house idea is a really good one. But deciding a theme is probably the most important, it helps you work out what you should have in your garden and ensure it is not too cluttered etc. Garden design doesn’t need to be daunting however it often seems it when you first begin! Lawns have fallen out of favour, it seems, and in outdoor spaces that already have one, big changes are occurring.


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