It does not matter what type of outside space you have, there are always ways to make it better. Whether it be a simple balcony in the middle of the busy city or a colossal garden expanse out in the countryside, you can transform this space into a relaxing haven if you are motivated and ready. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to create your intended makeover. Sometimes, all it takes is a little creativity, and some elbow grease, and things will look a thousand times better. To get your creative garden juices thinking, here are a few ideas:
Paint is a simple and effective method to make anything look better, giving it a new lease on life. You can paint walls, fences, sheds, garden features, garden furniture, whatever takes your fancy. Also, there is no need to stick to the tried and tested colors, the blacks, browns, etc. Why not go for a jazzy color and add a bit of vibrancy into your garden space. This may be an idea for anyone who has an enclosed patio space with four brick walls. Perhaps even think about adding wall murals. This can really liven the place up and make it seem you are out in the countryside or on some tropical beach. You could have an entire design painted on or simply a few decals, with a stencil and some spray paint. There is even some scope to buy waterproof stickers for the garden. Whatever takes your fancy. Paint can cover a multitude of sins too. So, if your outside space was a little moldy, all that would now be covered up and hidden.
These days there is a huge range of gravel options available, and these can really add to whatever theme you are creating. Adding some gravel to your garden can really make a whole world of difference. Perhaps you can fill up some borders around the garden edges, or maybe you want to create a gravel path leading you down the garden. All you have to do is lay the gravel down on some weed membrane, and hey presto.
These can be especially great in small and enclosed spaces such as balconies. That is because you can get the beautiful flowers and not use up any ground space. They can be dotted anywhere you like too, not just limited to beside front or back doors. It is entirely up to you.
For anyone with limited patio space, potted plants are a must. Pots of all shapes, sizes, and colors are available and are such an easy way to add some much-needed life into an otherwise bland space. Potted plants are easy to maintain and water too. What’s more, you are able to move them around whenever you feel like it, unlike a plant planted in a garden.
Adding lighting to your garden can really revolutionize your outdoor space. It makes the place come alive at night, meaning that you and your friend can enjoy an evening drink more easily. Also, if you choose the right lighting, it serves as an additional feature, such as pretty wicker lanterns. You can get many types of solar paneled lights, and there are many Wall Lights for Garden options too. Gardens of all sizes can be transformed by a little bit of decorative lighting.
If you have a particularly small space, why not make use of garden mirrors. This can give the illusion of more space. Also if you suffer from a dark garden, then any light that does come in can be rebounded about the garden and be made better use of. There are so many garden mirror designs out that the sky really is the limit.
For some of the creative out there, you may find that diving your garden into zones is a great way to maximized space and create a little bit of everything. Perhaps you could create a little patioed seating area close to the house and can be covered by a retractable awning. Then you could divide this off with the use of a flower bed or bamboo screens leading out into a area of potted plants. Perhaps you can use some ornamental grasses and have a little hidden water feature. Think about pagodas or trellises where plants can be planted and grow to create a natural divide. You may end up with a sacred garden types affair which is fun and beautiful.