Garden Renovation, 7 Great Ideas

Garden Renovation, 7 Great Ideas

Garden Renovation, 7 Great Ideas

If you’re thinking of renovating your garden this year, then there are many options available to you. This is why it can be hard to decide exactly how you will transform your garden space, you may decide to combine a few ideas to create a multi-function area and maximise every last penny out of your budget. This blog looks at some of the best suggestions for renovating your garden and how this can benefit your home.

Create Garden Beds

A fantastic way to add colour and depth to your garden is by creating raised garden beds. These can be made from large pieces of old timber you have lying around too and really don’t have to cost you a lot of money. You can choose from a whole different range of shapes and sizes and plant whatever flowers you wish, creating a wonderful area of variety. This will especially transform the look of your garden from spring onwards, as the flowers start to blossom and add a new lease of life into your outdoor area.

Add Water Features

A small pond or a fountain can add tranquillity and serenity to any garden. There are quite literally thousands of options when it comes to the type of water feature you would like, they come in all shapes and sizes, therefore they also come with a range of price tags. This means that they’re suitable for any budget size and there’s a fantastic number of options to suit your preferred style. They also provide a peaceful background noise to your garden and attract wildlife, this is especially great if you’re a big fan of birds. Your water feature could be alongside/incorporate a bird feeding station, so you can truly sit back and watch all the excellent live, natural action unfold before your very eyes.

Install a Garden Walkway/Path

Adding a path or walkway can help to outline your gardens boundaries and make it more inviting. This will be especially beneficial for you if you’re going for the multi-purpose look, the path can allow your garden to flow from one brilliant new area to the next and is also a good way of letting people know which areas you’d prefer weren’t walked over. There’s also a variety of materials in which you can construct a walkway from, these include natural stones, gravel or pavers and again, this provides an option to suit a whole range of budgets.

Create a Seating Area

This is one of the most popular choices, because it enables you to be comfortable in your garden, bask in the sun on warmer days and open it up to friends and family, providing the perfect BBQ and outdoor dining space. The creation of a decking could be ideal for a seating/outdoor lounging area, again, a decking can apply to all budgets, with there being such a vast range of materials to choose from and the size of the decking is entirely up to you. You don’t have to create a deck to have a wonderful seating area, any space with room for table and chairs will be a marvellous way of creating a superb social space in your garden.

Plant Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs can add structure and texture to your garden. Not only this, but they can be a brilliant way of adding privacy to your garden. A long shrub could also act as an extension to a garden fence to make your garden private from surrounding properties. They are also an idea for segmenting your garden into different areas and could also work well with following the boundary of a garden path/walkway. Tress and shrubs are perfect for wildlife fans as they will attract more species and provide great viewing for those who love their live animal action.

Add Lighting

Outdoor lighting really can add a magical touch to your garden, especially in the evenings and at night. These will look great along a fence, intertwined with a shrub or bush, surrounding a decking or draped over a garden room. Another fabulous use for this type of lighting in your garden, is to highlight specific areas and they’re also the perfect way for brightening up a water feature at night. Outdoor lighting really doesn’t have to be expensive either and they are usually long-lasting these days, with solar-powered or low-voltage options. You can get creative over the colours you select as well, for example, you may want to have a water feature lit up with blue lighting during the evenings.

Create a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables and some fruit can be a rewarding experience, saving you money and it’s also great for the environment too. It will add to the natural eco-system of your garden, promoting a healthy habitat for wildlife. Growing fresh veg and/or fruit will allow you to cut some costs on your grocery shopping and also promote a healthy way of living as well as encouraging homemade meals for you and/or your family. You can always start with a few small containers, experimenting with what works best for you and your garden and then up-size as you wish, all the way to a full-size vegetable garden.

Remember to take into account your climate, soil type, and the amount of sunlight your garden receives when choosing your plants and design. There are so many magnificent options out there for you to renovate your garden and they will provide numerous benefits to your home and lifestyle. It can mean that you spend much more time enjoying your garden and therefore your property, providing you with space for relaxation and entertainment. It will also enhance biodiversity, even give you the chance for fresh produce and can increase the value of your property. If you would like to contact an expert on your very own garden renovation, then please do get in touch with us here at Cotswold Contractors, we’ve been offering this as a service for years.