The garden is your green space, a place to relax and feel closer to nature. But if your backyard or garden doesn’t look like the pleasant plot you dream of, then you might be needing some fresh ideas. If you’re looking to add some natural color to your outside space, and brighten up your yard ready for the springtime, here’s a few things you could try.
Sculpt your lawn
A sculpted lawn is one that is carefully shaped to create a dramatic effect, and is often seen in large landscaped gardens. But there’s nothing wrong with giving your own lawn a mini sculpted makeover.
The easiest way to do this is to shape your lawn into a free-flowing design that uses curves and wavey lines rather than straight edges. Shape the lawn around trees, shrubs and borders. It’s a great way to add interest and fun into a garden, and it can also make a small garden appear bigger.
Squeeze in more plants
If your backyard is looking a bit sparce and plain, you could liven it up with some extra plants. You don’t need a lot of space to do this either. Try growing climbing plants up walls with the help of a decorative trellis or install a vertical garden. Add pots and planters with spring bulbs for an extra splash of color.
There are other tricks you can try to increase your greenery, without needing to plant lots more shrubs and flowers. Why not grow tall plants to increase the sense of greenery? Or why not try hanging mirrors behind your wall plants to add depth without increasing your planting area?
Makeover your shed
Whether you’ve got a shed in your yard that’s looking a bit shabby, or you’re currently building a shed, there are a few ways you can turn this brown wooden box to a pretty garden feature.
Firstly, give it a colorful paint job. Try painting the door and window in a different color to make them stand out. You could add a window box, add little shutters, and put up some bunting to give it a pretty cottage-style makeover.
Alternatively, you could use the side of the shed as your canvas and paint a garden-inspired picture. Or simply use the roof of the shed as an extra planting space and create a living roof!