With the final days of winter finally upon us, you’ll likely be looking to make the most of your garden or outdoor space very soon. However, the weather over the fall period can often take its toll, and leave things in need of a facelift before you’re ready to start hosting parties and entertaining guests.
To help you get inspired, we’ve prepared a short guide with three ideas that you can try to make your garden space feel more inviting, especially when you build an elegant louvered pergola, this spring/summertime.
Consider Switching to Artificial Grass
Hate having to constantly maintain and tidy your garden space? Switching to artificial grass will allow you to achieve a neat, just-cut look with minimal effort, freeing up time for you to put into other DIY projects, or simply just for enjoying the garden and entertaining guests. Artificial turf can be easily installed in your garden space – or you can even get creative with it on a balcony or decking area if living in an apartment block without your own dedicated garden.
Depending on the finish that you want across your lawn area – be it either short and neatly cut or plush and soft – there are a ton of different styles, so do some research on which you think would be the right fit for you. Got a dog that loves to play out in the garden? No problem. UK supplier Grass Warehouse recommends investing in a durable, range that features drainage holes underneath in order to make it easy to clean up after your furry friend.
Refresh Your Fencing and Furniture
As mentioned in the introduction, the cold winter weather can often take its toll on your garden furniture and fencing, with things looking a little worn-down and faded after being exposed to the elements.
Rather than shelling out on an expensive new suite, give your old sets a wash, brush, sand-down or fresh coat of paint instead. You’ll be surprised how easily you can breathe new life into them, and add a splash of vibrant colour to your garden in the process. The same goes for your fencing panels, and shed – if you have one!
Make the Most of the Sunlight!
This is a simple but effective way to make sure that you’re soaking up as much sun as possible when sitting out in your garden. Many in terraced/suburban housing encounter sun blocks and patches of shade across their lawn, and the way your house is facing can also affect how much natural light you’ll have access to throughout the day.
Before going ahead with your garden renovation plans, think about how you can plan them around the optimal areas for sunlight, such as positioning furniture in prime spots, or relocating planters that require more shade. On the flip side, if you have a spot that receives too much direct sun, you might want to install some shade via a parasol or pergola – something that you could even build yourself.