Winter is almost over which means spring is fast approaching. Your outdoor space might be looking a bit worse for wear following the harsh winter weather, but with warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to get your garden in tip-top shape ready for the year ahead.
With most social distancing restrictions now removed, 2022 is set to be the year of entertaining. After so long without properly socializing, the last thing you want is for your garden to let you down and ruin the aesthetics of any gatherings you’re looking to host.
With this in mind, here are five easy ways you can refresh and instantly improve the overall look of your garden ready for spring and the rest of the year.
1. Upgrade your flowerpots
The beating heart of any good garden is the plant life. Not all flowers and foliage can be planted directly in the ground; instead, they need to be housed in flowerpots. The driving rain, gale-force winds, freezing temperatures, and dull weather can cause the paint on flowerpots to chip, leaving them looking dilapidated and messy.
Depending on how many flowerpots you have in your garden, this can really drag down the overall look and feel. Luckily, there is a quick fix in the way of painting your pots and restoring them back to their former glory. Doing so will instantly brighten up your space and give your garden that classic spring feel.
2. Repair the fence
Many of us are guilty of not paying due care and attention to our garden fence, with most of us harboring a loose post, a missing slat, or peeling paint. Given how your fence borders your entire garden and effectively acts as a backdrop, if it looks messy and neglected, your whole garden will replicate this.
To avoid this, make sure you take the time to fix any areas of concern and give your fence a fresh lick of paint – preferably in a bright pastel shade or white to really liven it up and lighten up your outdoor space. This is a particularly good idea if your garden doesn’t get much natural light and is dark.
3. Replace the lawn
Your lawn is likely the central focus of your garden, and much like the fence, if it doesn’t look good, neither will the rest of your space. If you like having a natural lawn, now is the perfect time to start replenishing it with seed to help any bald or dead patches re-grow; however, if you want your lawn to look pristine all year round, consider looking for local artificial grass suppliers and replace your real lawn with a fake one.
When your grass looks good, your whole garden will instantly look more put together and better looked after, and it’ll be ready for guests at any time.
4. Paint your shed
Whilst you’re painting your fence, consider doing your shed, too (if you have one). Doing so will have the same effect as your fence, but perhaps on a more noticeable scale. Sheds are big, bulky objects that often dominate one specific area of your garden, so if yours is peeling and flaking, it will reflect poorly on the rest of your garden. Give your shed or other outdoor storage a lick of paint to quickly upgrade your garden aesthetic.
5. Spruce up your garden furniture
The final easy way you can refresh your garden for 2022 is to spruce up your garden furniture. Re-varnish your wooden tables and chairs or de-rust your metalware. Dust the cobwebs off the corners and buy new cushion covers to give a new look and feel for the year ahead. Once your furniture is ready, you can sit back and enjoy your new, tidy space!