How to Improve the Appearance of Your Garden

If you’re trying to improve the appearance of your home, don’t forget about your garden! Even if you make the inside of your home as glamorous as possible, a shabby garden can completely undermine your hard work and bring down the value of your home. However, decorating outdoor spaces can be a difficult task, so if you’re stuck for ideas, here are some of the best ways to improve the appearance of your garden.

 

Trees

Planting some trees can really enhance the appearance of your garden. Although it’ll be easier to plant trees in a larger garden, you can still plant them in a smaller garden if you’re careful about the type of tree you plant, so anyone can take advantage of this decorating tip. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, trees are also fantastic for screening your garden and increasing your level of privacy, making them perfect for overlooked gardens.

If you’re looking for a decorative tree to enhance the appearance of your garden, then look no further than flowering tree varieties. For a smaller flowering tree, you could opt for a crabapple tree, but if you want something a bit more impressive, then a magnolia tree could be just right. Ordering a magnolia tree is also easier than ever thanks to online retailers like The Tree Center.

 

Flowers and Plant Pots

As mentioned above, smaller gardens can still benefit from trees and plants. This is especially true if you stick to potted plants, as this will contain their growth. It’s also much easier to place potted plants and flowers around your garden and rearrange them whenever you’d like. Of course, if you’re a keen gardener, then you can still plant some flowers in a flower bed to create a beautiful feature in your garden.

 

Grass

Don’t forget about the quality of your lawn while you focus on the smaller details. Unkempt, dehydrated grass can really affect the beauty of your garden, so make sure you always maintain your lawn and keep the grass in good condition. Mow your lawn once every two weeks throughout most of the year and once a week during the summer, and when the weather’s hotter, water your grass so it stays lush and green.

 

Fences

Another essential maintenance tip is to repair and repaint your garden fence. Just like an unkempt lawn, a worn fence can negatively impact the appearance of your garden, so make sure you regularly check for damage and repaint the fence if it’s looking uneven. Of course, a damaged fence can also be a safety issue, which makes this task even more important.

 

Lighting

We can often forget about the importance of outdoor lighting, but garden lights can actually make a huge difference to the appearance of your garden. Softer lighting, such as candles, lanterns, fairy lights, and festoon lights, is perfect for decorating your outdoor seating area and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere, whereas brighter lighting is essential for illuminating potential hazards like steps and ponds.

 

Your garden is just as important as the rest of your home. By planting trees and flowers, installing outdoor lighting, and maintaining your lawn and fences, you can improve the appearance of your garden and make it somewhere you enjoy being.

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.

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