If you are lucky enough to have a home with a garden, then you have probably spent many long moments looking out of a window or stood at the back door, dreaming about what you could do to make a change.
Very few people get the garden of their dreams when they buy a house, and the garden is one of the most cost-effective areas of the home you can spend money on. Improving your garden can be very cheap, and even larger alterations are inexpensive compared to home improvements.
We are going to look at 7 great garden improvements that won’t hurt your pocket, and will change its whole look. If you make the right changes, you may even increase your property value.
Add Some Decking to Get You Outdoors
When you are restyling a garden, one thing quickly leads to another. If you start by giving yourself a small deck that runs next to your home, you will find yourself using your garden more often. This will lead you to new ideas that will help you put your stamp on your garden’s design. Decking is simple to install, and everything you need will be at your local hardware store.
Give Yourself Somewhere to Go
Once you have some decking outside, you may start thinking about having somewhere else to sit outside. It may be to chase the sun, and get some heat away from the shadow of your home, or you may want a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of a busy family home. A pergola is a great solution, and is quick to build. It is a simple structure that offers some peace, and you can use climbing plants like ivy to give it a natural, almost camouflaged look.
Good Fences Make Great Gardens
If you want to give your garden a makeover, then you can make a great start by renovating or replacing an old fence. Fences add color and texture to a space, as well as boundary, and the style of fence helps you set the tone for the rest of the garden. If you have a garden on a slope, or a gradient, then you will need a stepped fence to give your garden the right look.
Design Your Own Landscape Garden
It is easier than you may think to landscape your garden, and it is a great project for a whole family or to do on your own, over a weekend or two. Make sure you have a plan, and spend some time with a paper and pencil, sketching out your design. You don’t have to be a master artist to draw your plan, but you should try and give yourself an idea of how the finished garden will look, and where plants and features will fit in a space.
Don’t let your garden go untended, and start planning some simple changes today. With the right planning and preparation in place, you can make huge changes over a weekend for just a few hundred dollars.