There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending a lazy summer day in your garden. Maybe with a BBQ, some friends, and a few drinks added to the mix.
But wait…your garden isn’t quite summer-ready. After a winter of being unloved, you need to invest some time, and only a little money, on a garden makeover.
Follow these tips to spruce up your outdoor space ready for relaxed days in the summer sunshine.
5 Easy and Budget-Friendly Garden Makeover Hacks
You don’t have to spend a fortune to improve your garden. Here’s how to improve your yard, patio, balcony, or garden on a tiny budget.
1. Add Boxes in Small Spaces
From window boxes to railing planters, there are plenty of small-space planter solutions that will transform even the smallest of balconies.
You can also use corner planters or stacked boxes to make the most of awkward areas in your garden space.
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to low-maintenance flowers and plants that’ll thrive in sunny corners, too.
A little color with some flowers, plus some greenery that’ll never go out of fashion, and there you have it! A delightful snapshot of nature that doesn’t take up valuable outdoor real estate.
2. Hide Your Eyesores
From your garden hose to the AC unit or garbage cans, your garden holds a lot of unsightly things.
It’s easy to cover up these eyesores, though. You can even build multi-functional planters: hidden space in the bottom, colorful flowers planted in the top. Nobody will ever know!
3. Make the Grass Greener
Sun-damaged, dehydrated, or generally patchy turf can let down your beautifully landscaped garden.
It’s easy to change this with a little lawn seed and some fertilizer designed for healthy grass growth.
Learn more about how to revitalise your lawn at Bibra Lake Soils.
You can also protect your lawn from looking sad again by putting in a garden path. A few well-placed stones, reclaimed railway sleepers, or neatly-placed slate chippings will protect your lawn as well as look good.
4. Install Solar Lighting
Keep your party going well into the night with solar-powered lights. From simple post lights to light up your garden path to elaborate netted lights strung in a tree, the warm glow will transform your garden.
Solar powered lights are great for gardens because you can put them anywhere! There’s no need to connect them to a power source – which also adds to your eco-friendly credentials.
5. Get Artistic with Murals
If you have a spare wall or two in your yard or garden area, it’s time to get creative.
Bring out your artistic side by painting a mural on a wall in your yard – or even on the patio if you want to get really wild. If painting pictures are beyond your reach, opt for bright and fresh color in masonry paint to lift the overall look of the area.
More Ways to Live Well on a Budget
Spending just a few bucks on your garden makeover can revitalize the space and help you to enjoy being outside again.
There are many more things you can do to keep your happiness levels high – even if your money levels are low.
From tips on thrift store shopping to finding free festivals, we’ve got you covered: live your best life on a budget.