6 Tips to Make the Most of Outdoor Space

1. Make the most of your lawn

If you do have a lawn, keeping it in good shape can make an enormous difference to the look and feel of your garden. An unruly an overgrown lawn can make your garden look scruffy, and on average, it only takes 30 minutes to mow the lawn.

Keeping your lawn maintained makes your garden look tidy, and can also make your garden look a lot bigger!

2. Time-saving flowers

If you know you don’t have much time to spend in the garden, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any flowers. It is true that some shrubs and flowers require a lot of maintenance, but there are some great varieties available for those people who are short of time.

Perennial plants are plants that live for more than 2 years and tend to flower in the spring and summer and then die back in the autumn and winter. The great thing about perennials is that they require very little maintenance and you can reap the rewards year on year.

There are a huge number of shrubs, flowers and plants that are perfect for people who have no gardening skills. Plants such as geraniums and hydrangeas are not only very easy to look after but are beautiful and can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your garden with very little effort.

3. Seating Space

You don't have to invest a huge amount of money to create a relaxing seating space in your garden. There are a lot of places you can buy garden furniture without breaking the bank. If you are really on a budget, explore the possibility of buying garden furniture second hand.

Having any form of seating area in your garden means you can enjoy the summer and the outdoors to the fullest.

4. Paving

Although the initial investment may seem expensive, paving lasts the test of time and will make your garden beautiful in the long run. Paving is usually easy to look after, and can also make your garden seem a lot larger.

Also, with paving you can make your garden super stylish by coordinating it with your garden furniture and potted plants together.

5. Lighting

Lighting can be a cheap way to make your garden look beautiful and modern. Outdoor lights are very cheap to buy, and there is a huge variety of colours, sizes and styles available. By installing outdoor lighting also means you can enjoy your garden in the evenings and get the most bang for your buck.

6. Nature

Encouraging nature to live in your garden is a great way to make it beautiful, and it is easier than you think.

Growing flowering plants and shrubs in your garden encourages bees and butterflies to visit, which incidentally will also improve the plants in your garden.

Water features can encourage amphibians to live in your garden and are also great for birds who are looking for a drink or a bath.

Bird tables and bird feed are relatively cheap to buy and can make your gardening environment much more exciting.