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I think this year more than any other, we’ve come to appreciate our gardens and our own outdoor spaces. Where for months, that was as far as a lot of us could or would go, due to COVID, it was time to appreciate and be grateful for what we had right in front of us. I know I certainly felt that way earlier on in this lockdown period.
With a lot of us having spent a decent amount of time in our gardens this year and taking part in a variety of garden based activities, I think it’s safe to say that going forward, a lot more people will be taking much better care of their own gardens and outdoor spaces.
Our garden currently looks like a building site as I’m finally getting my home garden office that I’ve been waiting all year for. But as our garden is having a pretty big re-vamp, we’ve decided to just go all out and really give our garden the make over it deserves. Including some of things mentioned below!
So if you’re looking to give your own garden a little re-vamp, here are some suggestions!
A new patio
As I’m going to have a small patio outside my office, my parents have decided to just go ahead and get the entire patio re-done. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with the old one but it’ll look better if it matches and will brighten up the patio area of the garden with nice new slabs. If your budget allows, this could be a great start in your garden re-vamp!
We do have real grass in our garden but we’ve had AstroTurf over the years and it always looks nice and neat. Obviously. Because that’s the point! If you’ve not got the time to maintain your garden, then artificial grass is a great option for you. There are so many different kinds now, they’re low maintenance, all weather and an extra bonus for the hay fever sufferers among us!
Solar powered lights
We love our solar powered lights! Well, my Mum does. They are scattered around the garden everywhere and they really do look so pretty in the night-time, when they’re all lit up! This is another good option for those who prefer a lower maintenance garden, as you don’t have to do anything to them!
Plants and flowers
Of course no garden or outdoor space would be complete without plants or flowers. So if you’re old plants and and flowers are looking a bit drab and dreary, maybe it’s time to say goodbye and buy some new ones. Perhaps invest in some nice new pots too to scatter around the garden to hold your new flowers.
New garden furniture
Another thing we’ve invested in for our garden re-vamp is new furniture. Well, a new table at least because our old one looks awful due to years of weather, wear and tear. A new set of patio furniture (on that lovely brand new patio of course!) is a great way to re-vamp your garden that doesn’t require much effort on your part apart from picking out the actual furniture!
A new lick of paint
And finally, check out those gates, fences and sheds. How does the paint look? If it’s looking a bit worse for wear, then spend a sunny afternoon giving it a new lick of paint. We’ve done this with a variety of fence panels and one of our sheds and it really has made quite a difference, for something so small!