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Which DIY Improvements Can You Make to Your Garden

Which DIY Improvements Can You Make to Your Garden

Tired of your tired-looking garden?
If you’re ready to turn your hand to some DIY, renovating your garden could be incredibly rewarding. You’ll be able to create an improved outdoor space for your home and your family – and you could make it look fantastic too. Here’s how to get started.

Why should you renovate your garden?

Renovating will create a better place for you to relax and spend time with your family. And if you’re thinking about selling your house in the future, gardens could increase the value of homes by up to 16.5% in some UK regions.

Additionally, the winter months can prove a challenging time – but having a garden you adore could be just the right kind of encouragement to get outside. The more time you spend in daylight, the lower your risk of seasonal affective disorder.

If you renovate your garden, you can create social areas specifically for socialising in the sunshine all year round.

What should I do for a total garden makeover?

1. Decking
Decking is a practical, stylish feature for gardens of various types. It works particularly well on sloped gardens, helping to add a sense of structure with land that might otherwise be fairly difficult to work with.

To install decking, you’ll need a range of wooden planks – and to work efficiently, you should use an electric screwdriver to fasten screws into the planks securely. Once complete, decking can be used for dining areas with matching outdoor furniture.

2. Plant beds
Using wooden sleepers and some quality soil, you can create a beautiful border of plant beds around your garden. Whether you prefer seasonal flowers or an evergreen spruce, it’s easy to add a splash of colour with plant beds.

If you’re not sure where to start with gardening, now could be a brilliant time to connect with family, friends, and neighbours. Why not see if you can find any advice from gardeners in your local community?

3. Painting
If you already have wooden features in your garden, you could revitalise these with paint.

From wooden fences to existing decking, sheds, and outbuildings, a fresh coat could go a long way. Paint will naturally wear down as the weather conditions worsen, so repainting at the start of spring will help to keep your garden looking fantastic.

4. Lighting features
Thoughtfully placed outdoor lighting fixtures can transform your garden.

You’ll need to think about where you should put them – and the kind of effect they would give out from that certain location. If you have a bordering garden wall, an antique brass lantern or two could add rustic charm to your garden. Or, to illuminate your patio, why not use down-facing spotlights along your exterior walls?

We hope you’ve found this article useful in the planning stages for your garden renovation. Why not share any of your own top tips in the comments section below?

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