Interested in giving your garden a nice summer makeover? Well, luckily for you, this landscaping endeavour doesn’t have to be too challenging in order to produce some fine results. With little tweaks here and there, you can make sure that your garden is ready for some summer fun. If you’re looking for some landscaping ideas to start off your project, keep on reading.
Add some contrast with paint
Paint work has always been the easiest yet one of the most effective projects that you could take up in order to ensure a proper transformation for both your home’s interior and exterior. When it comes to the look of your garden and yard, choosing vibrant shades for effective contrast will work great. This means that you can repaint your fence, garden structures and even house details such as your doors or window frames in order to liven up the whole area in a more summery fashion. Together with decorative cushions, cloths and covers for your deck/patio, you’re bound to get the look you want.
No deck/patio? No problem!
In case you don’t currently have a deck or patio area in your home, you don’t have to despair. While it’s true that deck installation may require more work and professional help, you can easily create a patio space on your own. After all, if you want a quick and effective DIY, all you really need to do is pour concrete into the designated area for your patio. To add more personality and summer feel, you can use decorative aggregates and sand as well, especially if you plan to add a nice garden path to go with the patio surface.
Clean the furniture or get new pieces
If you already have outdoor furniture stored away somewhere, you should give it a proper clean before putting it out on your patio/deck. With the already mentioned cushions and table cloths, you can create a comfy and pleasant environment for you and your family to enjoy. But, in case you don’t own patio furniture, don’t hesitate to visit flea markets. You can find some incredible deals and spruce up the look of the pieces you’ve got with fresh paint, and even decoupage and sanding; whatever works for you when it comes to the summer garden feel.
Boost the look of your garden
It wouldn’t be a true summer garden if it didn’t have the colourful and fresh aspect of flowers and greenery, would it? Therefore, make sure to mow the lawn regularly and get rid of the weed. If you’re not satisfied with the plants you have, you can always plant new ones. Seasonal flowers are great but if you don’t have a green thumb, evergreen plants can look just as lovely – throughout the year. Use the mentioned decorative sand and stones to mark the garden area. You can also opt for decorative planters to add more personality and creativity to your outdoors.
Summer is a great time for fun but droughts can be a problem for your garden. In that respect, it would be best to set up a proper irrigation system. These days, low-water irrigation is extremely popular due to its sustainability and it wouldn’t be bad to consider it. You can even control how much water you use via your smartphone!
Light up your yard
In order to enjoy your summer garden to the fullest, you want to make sure that you have proper shade for the day but effective lighting for the night as well. After all, most people tend to enjoy their own natural oasis in the evening hours when the temperature is not that high. Installing LED lighting is far from complicated nowadays. And if you’re looking for something just for the summer, torches and lanterns are definitely a great option.
There’s nothing quite like those peaceful moments in your own garden during the summer months. But, if you’re spending time outside during the day, make it a point to use sunblock or remain in the shade. During the evenings, mosquitoes can be problematic, too. In that case, get the torches that repel insects or opt for the good old citronella candles. And, with an outdoor BBQ, you’ll be all set for a relaxing summer.