A New Year is just around the corner, and that means one thing: it’s time to set your New Year’s resolutions. Each year, people set long lists of resolutions for themselves for the year ahead. The most popular resolutions include losing weight, drinking less alcohol, taking up new hobbies and changing career paths – but just how many of these do we actually stick to?
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Whether your garden is looking a bit worse for wear or it’s completely overgrown and unruly, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about how you plan to transform it – in fact, why not include it in your New Year’s resolutions?
Whether you’re bored of your garden design and want to give it a complete revamp or it’s simply been neglected for quite some time, transforming your garden space is a fun and rewarding project – and it doesn’t always require the assistance of professional landscapers either! With a few tips, tricks and hacks, you can transform your garden into a space you’re proud of for years to come.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for advice from the experts on how to revamp your garden into a relaxing, enjoyable space.
Lay artificial grass
Not all of us have the time to maintain a luscious green lawn that looks like it’s straight out of an advert. However, don’t despair – there are ways you can achieve a great-looking lawn without having to maintain it as you would a real lawn. Faux grass is one of the easiest ways to achieve the look of a gorgeous lawn and it requires no upkeep at all. We know the idea of “fake grass” can sound somewhat off putting, but there are plenty of high-quality varieties available today that are very realistic. All you need is some scissors and a few hours spare.
Tidy up with plant pots
Plants can really bring your garden to life, adding a touch of colour and interest to all areas. However, they can quickly become overgrown and end up sprawled across various parts of your garden, and your space can quickly end up looking messy and cluttered rather than interesting and colourful.
Investing in some planters and pots is a simple yet effective way to keep your garden looking neat and well-maintained. There are endless options to explore; if you’re on a budget, you can easily upcycle your existing pots and planters with a new coat of paint. If you want to buy new ones, there are plenty of different designs, styles and colours to choose from that will complement your garden design.
Install a patio
A garden patio has endless uses, benefits and functions. If you have the space, consider installing a patio area in your garden. Again, there are plenty of different options to choose from when it comes to paving stones and designs, and it really will change how you use your garden. You can use a patio area for anything, but some of our favourite ideas include:
- An alfresco dining area with table and chairs
- A relaxation area equipped with bean bags and sun loungers
- A space to cosy up around a fireplace
- A barbeque area for parties and gatherings
Add some lighting
Never underestimate how much of an impact the right garden lighting can make. Even the most boring and dreariest of gardens can be instantly transformed with a good bit of lighting. Again, you’ll feel spoiled for choice when searching for the right lighting for your space. If you want to achieve a cosy, magical feel in your garden, why not opt for strings of fairy lights? They can be used to decorate your garden fence or you can create a twinkling ceiling above your garden. If you want to reduce your energy usage and save some cash on your bills, solar lights look very professional. You can set them to flick on as soon as the sun sets for a dramatic and effective look.
Paint your garden fence and shed
A fresh coat of paint can instantly transform your garden and breathe new life into your space. If the colour of your garden fence has dulled over time or the paint has started to peel, a fresh coat will quickly brighten the area and make everything look shiny and new again.
If you’re repainting, why not consider an exciting new colour? Adding a pop of colour to your garden can make it look like a whole new space – and it’s one of the cheapest and most effective ways to instantly transform your garden and make it look like a brand new space.
Pressure-wash your patio
If you do already have a patio, it’s time to dig out the pressure-washer. Again, this is something that can make a huge difference to the appearance of your garden and instantly make it feel cleaner, fresher and newer. Even if your garden patio doesn’t look dirty, a good clean with a pressure-washer can make all the difference. Removing the layer of grime and dirt that will have settled on your patio over time will make it sparkle and look as though it’s just been laid.
Add a garden shade canopy or garden awnings
Setting up an awning in your garden is a great way to turn it into a multi-functional space. An awning is the perfect solution to all your outdoor dilemmas; it’s a great way to create both shade and shelter in your room and can even add value to your property too. An awning allows you to extend your living space without actually having to invest in an extension, creating the illusion of extra space and giving you somewhere extra to spend your time at home.
Awnings are the perfect addition to any garden, particularly in the summer months when the temperatures are warm and the days are longer. An awning provides the perfect place to enjoy a barbeque in the garden with friends and family without worrying about rain.
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At Blinds of All Kinds, you can find everything from a retractable garden canopy to stylish garden awnings. Outdoor awnings not only look great, but they can encourage you to make the most of your outdoor space too, making them a fantastic investment. Our all-weather patio awnings are available in a wide range of designs and we’re confident you’ll find something to meet your needs and complement the aesthetic of your garden.
Our products are available in a range of colours, styles and mechanisms. Our experienced and skilled team can take care of everything, from helping you choose the right products for your needs to installing your awning for you. If you’re looking for a stylish and high-quality outdoor awning, you needn’t look further than us.
In addition to awnings, we also supply and install a variety of blinds, shutters and curtains too. To learn more about our products and how we can enhance the appearance of your home and garden today, visit our website.