Posted on: 9 March, 2021

Creative Gardening: 5 Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Space

Is your garden summer-ready? We’ve put together 6 creative gardening tips to show you how you can spruce up your outdoor space ready for some summer fun!

How do you feel when you stand in your garden? Do you feel happy and relaxed? 

Your garden is an extension of your home and should be a space where you feel comfortable.

During the winter months, gardens are often neglected. Come summer, it’s often the case that our gardens require much more than the sprinkling of a few seeds!

Our creative gardening tips can help you find ways to make your garden a beautiful outdoor space where you can relax and unwind.

Freshen up Your Garden Decor

If your fence is looking tired and worn or your ornaments are starting to peel and chip, it’s time for a refresh! A new coat of paint and the decluttering of less-than-happy gnomes can help to brighten up your outdoor space. 

If your garden furniture is starting to fade or rust, could you give it a new lease of life or replace it?

Clean, refreshed, or even new garden decor will spruce up your space and help to make it feel more welcoming.

Have you ever thought about repurposing old items? You could take a few items from around your home/in your shed and transform them into innovative and unique furniture pieces. Many homeowners, for example, are starting to make their own incredible furniture with items around their home and raw materials, such as wood pallets.

Get Creative With Your Plants

There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your outdoor space with flowers. Raised flower beds, for example, are attractive to the eye and allow you the opportunity to display your favourite plants with pride. They certainly add an artistic element to any garden, and their structure can help plants to develop better form as they grow.

For a unique touch, you could add a lick of paint to some old pots you find, before filling them with some beautiful flowers, such as petunias and fuchsias. Hanging baskets can also add an extra dimension to your creative garden space.

Why not grow your own herbs? As well as providing you with fresh ingredients to use in your cooking, it’ll certainly strike up conversation amongst your visitors.

Create a Relaxation Area

It’s a good idea to set up space in your garden to just sit and relax. A hanging egg chair or a swing seat, for example, would be the perfect place to sit with a good book or a cup of tea, providing a haven for you to get lost in your thoughts. 

In your creative gardening plan, you could include a beautiful water feature near your relaxation area for a unique tranquil element. It’ll simultaneously drown out noise pollution and soothe your mind. This, in combination with your brightly coloured flora, will also attract an array of visitors, such as butterflies and bees – so you can relax safe in the knowledge that you’re helping the local wildlife!

Have you ever considered incorporating a biophilic wall? They make for great backdrops for a relaxation space. Biophilic walls are structures that are populated with living plants, designed to help people connect more with nature. They can help to improve your mood, productivity, and creativity, as well as reduce your stress levels. Not only that; they can help to attract more wildlife, and create a sense of privacy from the outside world.

You could also hang solar-powered fairy lights around your relaxation space and biophilic wall, too, for some beautiful lighting that will set the mood for your lazy summer evenings.

Build a Beautiful Multi-Functional Summer House

As the saying goes: “tidy house, tidy mind.” If like many homeowners, your garden is an extension of your home, you’ll want a tidy garden too. A summerhouse is not only an attractive and practical feature; it can also provide you with a handy hidden storage solution for all your creative gardening tools.

If you have less clutter in your space, you’ll enjoy it more – and it’ll ensure you have everything on hand for easy garden maintenance. A summerhouse with a side shed offers the opportunity to combine leisure with intelligent storage solutions – or even a space to enjoy your hobbies.

A bird table, a birdbath, hanging bird feeders – these are all additions to your garden that not only look attractive but also invite birds to your space.

Birds are fascinating to watch, and their songs are relaxing. Having them come to your garden is a delightful way of enhancing your outdoor space. You could try making your own bird feeders, like these.

If you’re feeling inspired by our creative gardening tips, check out our previous blog on the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

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