Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Real Men Sow
Have you been looking out onto the same old garden for too long? If the scenery is getting a little bit too familiar and you’re looking for ideas on ways to liven things up, try some of these tips to spruce up your garden and rediscover the joys of outdoor living.
Try a fresh lick of paint
You can change the look and feel of your garden simply by giving your fences, sheds, and gates new coats of paint. Whether you’re happy with the current color and want to use the same again to restore its freshness or are thinking about dabbling in a new color scheme entirely, this is a good place to start.
Repainting has practical advantages, too, as a layer of paint protects wooden fences from the bashing that they could take from wind, sun, and rain – which can lead to premature rotting.
Add a new seating area
To get the most joy out of your garden, you’ll want to give yourself an incentive to spend time in it. By acquiring some quality garden furniture and placing it in your favorite part of the yard, you create an ideal space for quiet sunny days with a book, barbecues, and catch-ups with friends and family.
Doing this is also a great way to incorporate nature into your lifestyle, which promotes good well-being. Spending more time in natural environments has been shown to improve working memory, cognitive flexibility, and attentional control among other things.
Outdoor seating for your garden is worthwhile but can also be costly, so be sure to have your finances in order before investing in new furniture.
Plant some evergreens
Whether you’re an avid gardener or more of a novice, planting some evergreens in your garden is a great way to ensure that your garden is not stripped of all color when winter comes.
Evergreens carry so many fantastic benefits, besides making your garden look more habitable during winter. They also improve air quality, swapping carbon dioxide for oxygen when cold air is preventing pollution from leaving the atmosphere in other ways. And if you position your evergreens strategically, they also add an element of privacy to your garden.
Repurpose old materials
Lastly, why not think creatively and update your garden with the economical solution of repurposing old household objects as garden materials?
All kinds of objects can be used as plant pots, such as old tins, jars, and even tires.
If you love gardening but hate constantly buying bags of compost, why not install a compost bin so that you can make your own, using the peelings from your fruit and vegetables, eggshells, and cut grass to produce this at no cost?
It’s a great idea to spruce up your garden every so often. Little regeneration projects like this enhance your creativity and give a sense of satisfaction you can enjoy for years to come when you’re able to see how your garden thrives as a result of your efforts.