With Spring almost here, you may be looking forward to being able to use your garden once again. However, the Winter can take its toll, leaving your garden feeling more like a barren wasteland than a relaxing summer hideout.
If you’re on a budget, you may be wondering how you can transform your garden ready for the summer. Although you can paint the fence and cut the grass, what else can you do? Here are some super savvy tips.
Annuals and Hardy Plants
Seasonal summer blooms can be gorgeous but they only last for a couple of months. This means you are spending money on something temporary. Instead, choose annuals which are hardy and make your garden look nice all year. Choose classic Marigolds, add a pop of colour with Cypress vines, or attract bees with hardy wildflower varieties.
Tip: Plant herbs. They are cheap, easy to plant and add beautiful scents to your garden.
Upcycle Plant Pots
If you have been to a garden centre recently, then you will know how expensive plant pots can be. Fortunately, there are ways you can showcase summer flowers without spending a fortune. Rather than buy new pots, upcycle instead. You could repurpose bowls, vases, tins, tea cups, teapots, jugs, buckets and sinks, to create free upcycled plant pots that also add character and charm to your garden.
Accessories can add a new theme or vibe to your home, making any room feel more complete. They can also do the same in your garden. Hang outdoor fairy lights for glow, warmth and ambience – they are also budget friendly and can be placed anywhere, from fences to trees. You could also add cushions to old chairs for an instant summer update.
Create a Focal Point
One of the easiest ways to refresh your garden is by creating a focal point. The good news is this can be done on a budget. You could create a DIY garden table using mosaic or old pallets, reuse and repurpose old dining furniture, or look in charity shops or online market places for second-hand garden furniture.
Tip: Make the focal area stand out with Cox & Cox garden mirrors, to draw in the eye.
Buying compost can be expensive, but there is a solution: making your own. Reduce your household waste while also adding to your garden by creating your own fertiliser. Simply put any food waste into a composting bin and when ready, add to your plants and watch them flourish.
Try these savvy budget-friendly tips to update your garden and make it summer ready.