It doesn’t always feel like it, but summer is officially here! Come rain or shine, us Brits love spending time outside. According to garden furniture specialist BillyOh, British gardeners spend on average 114 hours a year looking after their outdoor spaces!
With that in mind, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you maintain your garden on a budget.
Add a Splash of Colour
If your current furniture is looking a little disheveled, and you don’t want to splash out on anything new, then giving it a lick of paint can instantly revitalise it. Wooden furniture works best, and it’s a good idea to sand it down first. After sanding it, you should apply a primer to ensure that the surface is smooth, and ready to be painted. Exotic and vibrant colours are currently all the rage in the world of gardening, so opting for bright oranges and yellows will keep your outdoor space looking fresh and modern.
You could even go the extra mile and make your own furniture! As well as being a cheaper option, it’s also better for the environment. The choices are endless - you could make benches, tables, chairs, shelves and more. Take a look at this article from the Backyard Boss to give you some ideas on making furniture from pallets, a particularly cheap yet effective material that’s perfect for the outdoors!
Use Decorative Aggregates
Using cobbles, pebbles and gravel is another effective way of enhancing your garden on a budget. Perfect for edges, walkways and driveways, decorative aggregates are reasonably priced, and there are lots of options to choose from. We have a wide selection available here at Landscape World—from white cobbles to black basalt chippings, there is something to suit every outdoor space.
Invest in Long-Lasting Paving
You might assume that purchasing new paving is a ‘no go’ if you’re on a budget, but this is certainly not the case! In the long run, investing in paving that is going to last a while is a worthy investment, and doesn’t have to cost the earth. At Landscape World, our very own sandstone paving is affordable without compromising quality. Check out our ‘Alderley’ style, which has smooth tones of cream and caramel—the perfect choice for summer.
We're Here to Help
If you’re still stuck for ideas, then come and visit our specialist paving centre in Widnes! Landscape World's dedicated team of staff will be happy to help you with all of your garden design and landscaping needs. You can check out directions and our opening times here.