When you move into a new home, it’s only natural to want to make some changes. Most people focus on the rooms inside their home, painting the walls and tearing out any in-built furniture that doesn’t serve their needs. But your garden deserves just as much love and attention, particularly if the previous owners haven’t been looking after it. If your outdoor space isn’t much to look at, then these helpful hints could be just what you need for sprucing up the garden back to life.
Add some color
While everyone loves a lush, green garden, if there’s no color to offset the shrubs and grass then it can feel a little bit boring. A cherry blossom or red sunset maple tree could be just the thing you need to brighten up your outdoor space. Alternatively, if you have a limited amount of space, pack your flower beds and plant pots full of blooms. Make sure you have flowers that will bloom in different seasons to give your garden a vibrant look all year round.
It’s all too common for fences to be left for years on end without being repaired or maintained. If your fences are looking worse for wear, then think about replacing them or giving them a fresh coat of paint. One of the best ways to give your garden more life is to use hedges, bushes, or trees instead of wooden or metal fences. Your space will appear more natural and welcoming, just make sure you ask your neighbors before installing anything that could impact their yard too.
Revitalize your lawn
Your garden’s lawn is one of the first things people will notice when standing outside your home. If the grass is dry and yellowing or completely overgrown, you probably won’t be making the best first impression. However, having a very neatly manicured lawn can also give your home a lifeless appearance. Consider having a natural lawn that supports local biodiversity rather than a uniform square of grass that you need to spray with chemicals to keep the insects away. While it might be tempting to buy artificial grass to make your garden easier to maintain, it’s not great for the environment.
Buy some lights
If you like sitting outdoors during the evening, garden lights can make all the difference. Instead of relying on the light from your open backdoor to set the scene, invest in string lights or lanterns to really breathe life into your summer night. Consider buying solar-powered lights to save on electricity, especially if you have lots of lights scattered around. However, it’s also a good idea to have a bright security light on the side of your house. This will help you to find your way to the door when coming home and may even deter burglars when set on a motion timer.
Everyone wants something different from their garden, but it’s important not to forget it when moving into a new home, you need to put some extra effort into sprucing up your new garden.