Turn your outdoor spaces into a welcoming and attractive oasis. If you do the legwork now, it means you can enjoy spending time in the garden whenever the sun does make an appearance! From fun activities like buying cheap garden accessories to ones which require a bit of labour, these quick, easy and cheap ideas will help to make your garden look cleaner, tidier and prettier without you having to spend lots of cash.
Clean the Patio
Often what your garden needs is a simple cleaning. If you’ve got a concrete patio, give it a really good clean with a hose or bucket of soapy water and scrubbing brush or a good-quality broom. If the dirt refuses to budge, you might want to hire a steam cleaning machine or pressured washer to shift it. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes without all the muck. Click Here to see how we transformed this customers patio
Choose a feature
Choose a focus plant such as a productive citrus tree in a pot by centring it on your balcony or verandah. As you come out the door it should catch your eye immediately. Use a pot or container that is a different colour to the others so it makes a statement. Under-plant around the base of the tree with some colourful annuals or groundcover. Position plants lower on either side of the pot so the eye goes to the tree first as the highest point.
Feed your lawn
Many gardeners recommend fertilising the lawn a few times a year (between one and four times). How long it takes depends on the size of your garden but on average, it should take a couple of hours maximum. Fertiliser can make the grass look a lot healthier by filling up bare patches, preventing weeds and also making the lawn more long-lasting and resistant to foot ‘traffic’, pets and pests.
Shine a light
Garden lighting can add a lot of character to your garden and means you can sit out on the warmer nights. The choice of garden lighting is huge, from battery-operated lamps to solar-powered lights. To save money (and do your bit for the environment), solar-powered lighting is a good option. The variety is immense, from tea lights to lamps, many of which can be staked into the ground (perfect if you don’t like DIY).
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