Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Three Ideas For Your Garden Makeover

Have you begun to think about improvements you want to make to your home next year? It is important to remember to include your garden in your plans. Often when the weather is cold, wet and gloomy we forget about the potential our gardens have to look beautiful in spring and summer. At the very least, your garden will require a little TLC to bring it back to life after the winter. But besides seasonal maintenance, you may feel that your garden is in need of a little makeover. Even small changes can make a huge difference to the look of your green space. Here are three makeover ideas for your garden that we hope you find useful.


  1. Modern makeover

If you are your friends and family spend a lot of quality time in your garden, you might like the sound of a contemporary makeover. A modern garden will mix greenery with gadgets and games. Landscape wise, your garden will be very neat, with lots of straight lines, squares, and defined edges. In your garden, you may wish to have a chill out area with decking, luxurious outdoor seating and plenty of candles. You may also want an entertainment section with a bar and outdoor TV. Outdoor TVs are protected against the weather by products such as the TV Shield. Additionally, a modern garden might include a small pond or swimming pool and an outdoor fireplace. You may wish to use glass or Japanese style screens to separate the different sections of your garden.


  1. Mysterious makeover

A mysterious garden looks like it is has been lifted straight from the illustrations in a fairy tale. This kind of garden will have lots of hidden areas, winding paths and overgrown shrubbery. Water features that make a peaceful trickling sound and lots of garden ornaments will also contribute well to your mysterious garden. You may wish to add a few secret seating areas and even a tree house or garden hut. Your mysterious garden should look shabby chic. Your garden blooms and greenery should be allowed have an intentional overgrown look. The colors you use should be subtle pastels rather than bold and bright. For the evening time, a canopy of fairy lights would look exquisite.  


  1. Mediterranean makeover

If you want your garden to be full of color and fun, you might want to give the space a Mediterranean makeover. The flowers you use should be big, bright and beautiful. In terms of garden ornaments, look for large terracotta pots and wooden and wrought iron patio furniture. Add plenty of brightly colored tiles to your garden, on to walls, in the pond or just decorated around the space. An eating area sheltered by a pergola covered in flowers will also look superb in your Mediterranean garden. You may also want to set up a little herb garden full of basil, parsley, oregano, etc. This will make your garden smell beautiful and will come in handy when you are preparing a delicious Mediterranean meal.

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