Not everyone is lucky enough to have a garden, but if you do, it’s important that you maintain it well and keep it looking neat and tidy. As summer approaches, you want to be spending as much time as you can outdoors, and with a good garden means barbecue’s and warm nights spent outside with your family and friends. No matter how big, small, wide or long your backyard is, here are 5 great tips you should definitely follow in order to keep your garden looking fresh this summer!
1. Pick a theme and stick with it
Like any room in the house, you want to keep the colours and decorations relatively the same. This is no different to the garden. The first thing to do is to ask yourself, “what kind of garden do I want?” You might want something modern and simple, or you may prefer a grand garden with antique furniture and garden gnomes. Whatever it is, choosing a theme, matching textures and picking a few colours to stick with are some of the most important decisions. The more you match, the cleaner and classier your garden will look.
2. Carefully consider your garden lighting
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Choosing the right lighting is essential if you are planning to use the garden at night this summer, so you need to make sure they fit the purpose you want them to serve. This means placing the lights in areas of the garden that will benefit you the most, whether it’s by the BBQ, around the pool, or on the decking for some late night reading. Some outdoor lighting is simply used as decorations and features, however whichever you choose, you need to be aware of the installing process. Installing lights in the garden is much more complicated than fixing them inside of your house as you need to make sure they are water-proof and are able to withstand every weather condition. Also, you need to consider the power supply of the lights carefully. If you are not familiar with this, a local engineer or interior designer can help make sure your garden is safe! Then it’s on to the fun part of choosing the lighting for your garden. A tip is to purchase garden lights from the experts, one being Lampcommerce. They have a lot of options available from LED’s to solar panels, and spotlights to customized lamps for the garden table.
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3. Go green with your garden
Although maintain plants isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, if you do it right and stay true to the cause they can have your garden looking stunning. The hardest part of growing flowers is finding the time in everyone’s busy lives and hectic schedules, but this is a great simple 10 step guide to have your garden growing your favourite plants and looking like the royal gardens themselves in no time! If growing plants just isn’t your thing, because for a lot of people it isn’t, just think of the benefits. It will save you a lot of time and some money, and also imagine all those insects you won’t have to be dealing with in the summer (great for all you that attract mosquitoes and are hay fever suffers).
4. Do it yourself
It is a great, fun, and money saving idea if you maintain and decorate your garden yourself. Why, you might ask? First of all you, as mentioned you will save some money since investing in a gardener to cut your grass and trim the hedges will cost you, so stop being lazy and do it yourself! It is also fun to build the garden table yourself with the help of your children for some bonding time too! For example, this is a great website showing some pretty cool ideas of using rocks and stones to decorate your garden. So, saving money, spending time with your family and decorating your garden all at the same time, killing three birds with one stone, what more could you want?