Is your garden in need of a spruce up? Without gardening or landscaping experience, you may not know what to do to your space to make sure it looks great all year round and that’s where we can help.
Data collected in the 2021 census revealed that over 85% of homes in Britain have gardens and if you’re one of these homeowners that has one but don’t know what you should do with your space, this is the guide for you.
We’ll discuss the different ways that you can turn your garden into one that can be used all year round and many of the changes can be done by even the most novice British gardeners and home designers. These enhancements vary in price as well, so there should be an option that fits within your budget. Read on to find out more.
The health benefits of gardening
Before you get your gardening gloves on, we wanted to share another reason why you should consider getting out into your garden. Studies suggest that spending time in the garden is linked to better health and wellbeing. This means that along with a boost to your garden’s aesthetic, you’ll also be giving your brain a positive boost too.
So, how can you turn your garden into one that can be used all year round?
Creating a garden that works for the whole year, rather than just spring and summer means implementing styles and components that won’t be affected by the changing seasons. Here are some examples of what you can do:
Add evergreen plants
You’ll want your garden to appear bright and beautiful at all times and this means picking flowers or plants that won’t die in certain seasons. These can make your garden spaces look cheerful – even if the winter weather is getting your mood down! Some of the evergreen plants we recommend for keeping your garden lively throughout the year include:
- Japanese laurel ‘Crotonifolia’
- Spindle ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’
- Japanese aralia
- Silver-margined holly
You don’t want your garden to be off-limits once the sun goes in, so add some outdoor lighting to brighten up your space and use it long into the night. This lighting is ideal for outdoor parties or summer BBQs and one of the best things about lighting is you can change it when you want a new style. This could be done by adding icicle lights during the festive period or spooky ones during Halloween.
Make it comfortable
Getting the most out of your space means making it comfortable enough and that could be done easily with outdoor sofas. With these, you can hang out with friends or make lasting memories under the stars with your family members.
However, to make your comfortable seating suitable for the entire year, you’ll need to add some extra features to keep you warm when temperatures drop. A patio heater or fire pit can give you some much-needed heat or you could add blankets if you want to stay warm on a budget.
You should be proud of your garden no matter the season and these changes can guarantee that. Make any of these modifications and you’ll instantly upgrade your space, so don’t hesitate and get gardening or pick your outdoor furniture today.15