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5 Garden updates to improve your outdoor space this spring

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There are some garden updates that every homeowner can benefit from and that’s especially true if you’ve been neglecting your garden for a while. Here are 5 ideas to help you get the most out of your garden this spring…If you’re planning to spruce up your garden this spring it’s possible to make some quick changes that’ll have great impact without costing a fortune. Similarly, there are some bigger changes you can make to your garden now that’ll give you long-term enjoyment of your outdoor space. Check out these 5 tips and share your own ideas in the comments below.

1. DIVIDE IT UP 

Every garden should be able to be divided into sections. That way, your garden will have many different functions, making it more useful to you and the rest of your family. Think about what your garden should be able to offer you, and then start dividing it up into lawns to play on, borders for beautiful blooms and a veggie patch to grow your own food.Plus, you might want to add an eating area so that you can enjoy dining outdoors this summer. If so, you could add a low-cost picnic bench in a corner of the garden where wild flowers and long grasses grow, or just throw down a blanket for an impromptu picnic. If you want to invest in a long-term solution, laying a patio gives you a great spot to dine alfresco in the future.

2. IMPROVE YOUR BOUNDARIES 

The boundaries of your garden might not seem all that important, but they do have an aesthetic impact because your eye is drawn to the edges when you look at your garden. You will see where it ends so a good way to blur the lines and make your garden appear larger is to add shrubs or trees at the end of your garden. The boundaries also impact security as well. High fences with interesting designs can be a good option because they require no real maintenance.

3. LAY AN ARTIFICIAL LAWN

If your current lawn causes you nothing but bother and you simply don’t have the time to look after it properly in the way you’d like to, you should definitely consider an artificial lawn. My husband has been thinking about adding one for ages and I think this might be the year we go for it. Places like LazyLawn will be able to help you with this, and it can be a thrifty option if you’re just covering a small space to use for picnic-ing etc. Modern artificial grass looks good all year round and saves you so much energy and time in terms of mowing! Even if you’ve never considered this change before, it might be worth thinking about.

4. NEATEN  YOUR PATHS 

The paths and patios that you have in your garden will undoubtedly have a big impact on how you use your garden going forward. If your path has crumbling flagstones and weeds bursting through every crack, it’s going to look messy and unappealing. The same applies to the patio where you have your table and chairs. You should at least neaten up your paving and take out the weeks, or maybe even completely overhaul this area of the garden for a long-term result.

5. MAKE MORE OF YOUR SHED

Finally, you should do something with that shed that’s rotting at the bottom of your garden. They can be perfect places for doing DIY work, storing your tools or even relaxing when you need a space where you can get away from the rest of the home. Just be sure to do something with it rather than letting it go to waste. You can improve the look of your shed with a quick coat of colourful outdoor paint to add a splash of colour into the garden.Your garden will benefit massively from any of the upgrades that have been mentioned here, both in the long-term and straight away. So don’t let your garden remain neglected for a moment longer! With the summer months just around the corner, now is the perfect time for you to start work on your outdoor space and make it right for you and your family.

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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