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5 Ways to Liven Up Your Outdoor Space

August 11, 2022


Are you fed up with your garden? Perhaps you’ve only got a limited amount of space to work with, or maybe you just don’t have the gardening skills to bring your plain backyard to life.

Every single garden has potential. And no matter how old, tired, bare, or tiny your outdoor space is, it is possible to do great things with it. You don’t need to spend hours each day slaving over flower beds and testing the acidity of the soil to create a beautiful garden. Sometimes it just takes a few significant changes to transform your backyard.

Here are five ways you can liven up your garden right away

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Install a patio

An attractive patio can really make a difference. Not only does it look great, but it also provides a seating area for people to congregate. You’ll be able to throw barbecues, host birthday parties, and have family dinners outdoors in the summer. If you want to learn how to pave your own patio you can, or you can hire a company to lay it for you. For a more eye-catching look, you could install decks instead of stones to create a beautiful seating area.

Add lighting

There’s nothing better than a warm evening outdoors, but the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Add some ambient lighting to your back garden and you can keep the party going as long as you want. Solar lanterns are a great eco-friendly option, as they use the power of the sun rather than mains electricity. They charge all day and come on automatically when it gets dark. Fairy lights are also a great way to add some magic to your garden and are fantastic accessories for parties and evening gatherings 

Build a shed

There are few better ways to add character to a garden than building a shed. You can either order a custom-built shed or construct your own from scratch. Not only can it serve as a workshop, home office, or storage area, but it looks great too. You can spruce it up by painting the exterior or adding greenery for a more rustic look.

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Lay a path

It’s incredibly easy to lay a path. All you need is some paving stones and a few basic tools. A walkway across your garden adds a lot of character and makes your yard seem more inviting. You can build your path to lead people to points of interest in your garden, such as a seating area, fish pond, or shed.

Get a water feature

The garden should be a place of relaxation, where you go to unwind from the stresses of life. And one of the most calming things in the world is the sound of trickling water. A water feature such as a fountain, pond or waterfall can turn any backyard into a tranquil paradise. It will also provide a great focal point for your outdoor space and is guaranteed to impress any guests you invite to your home.

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