If your patch of lawn and few shrubs aren’t exactly awe-inspiring, but you don’t have the budget for a landscaper, how can you transform your garden into something beautiful? I’ll give you a few tips to make your neighbors green with envy. Let’s talk about how you can design a beautiful garden makeover that will make your neighbors jealous!
Nothing is as inviting as a garden blooming with color. Dig out a few flower beds and plant some seeds, or see if your friends or neighbors have extra plants they don’t need. Perennials will come back every year, so are very cost-effective. Try to include varieties that attract bees and butterflies.
See if you can find a few old items made out of metal (watering can, wheelbarrow, bird cage) at a car boot sale, and paint them all the same vibrant colour. Once these are dotted around the garden, it will create continuity and make a big impact.
Light & Space
Gardens can be positively enchanting at night with suitable lighting. You could have pillars bordering a pathway, or spotlights to show off particular features. It needn’t break the bank either, such as the great selection of outdoor lighting at Scotlight Direct.
Give your garden an ethereal ambiance by painting plant pots or other items with glow-in-the-dark paint. All it needs is some UV light during the day to work. Hang inexpensive lanterns or jars from the fence, trees or shrubs and fill with tea light candles or solar cells. Pick up some old mirrors (you might find some on Freecycle) and position them around the garden to give the illusion of more space.
Wind chimes can be made from just about anything you have lying around, such as old cutlery or wooden spoons. Tie them to a piece of wood and hang somewhere that won’t disturb you (or the neighbors) while you’re sleeping.
Large water features can be costly, but a simple mini pond can be created from a large bucket or other suitable waterproof container. Sink it into the ground, add some plants and see what moves in. Standard goldfish can survive in ponds without pumps and filters, however if it’s not deep enough and the water freezes, the fish won’t survive.
A few bird feeders can attract an amazing array of species, which are delightful to observe. You might want to add a nesting box or two. And if you fill a shallow dish with water and set it on a table, they’ll use it for drinking and bathing.
By being creative and sniffing out bargains, you can create a beautiful garden that will be the envy of your neighbors! Give it a try. Your beautiful garden makeover doesn’t have to be expensive and it will be something you and your family can truly enjoy together. 🙂
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