Summer is here! But is your garden looking a little, boring? If you’re planning on hosting a few BBQ’s this summer or looking forward to enjoying those long evenings with a glass of something cold and with someone you love, then your garden or outdoor space needs to look the part too!
Read on for some handy tips and ideas of how your garden can burst with colour, just in time for the summer holidays.
Plants & trees
The obvious solution! But having a garden that’s filled with beautiful blooms and striking colours will really make your garden the place to be this summer. We’re thinking Crape Myrtle Trees from The Tree Center, or tubs filled with gorgeous sunflowers that reach up toward the sunshine. Delicately scented roses in varying shades of pink, red and cream and some beautiful honeysuckle to enjoy during the summer evenings. If digging in the ground and planting isn’t your thing, or if you’re renting and don’t want to invest too much of your time or money, then consider filling up some pots with bright flowers instead. Place them around the patio and on either side of your front door – you’re welcoming summer in! And you can take them with you if you plan to move again.
Try not to neglect your grass either! Your garden will look incredible with a deep green, lush looking lawn. Just perfect for sunbathing on and for sitting and eating all those burgers, fresh off the BBQ.
Your garden accessories
If plants aren’t your thing, or the maintenance is putting you off, then don’t worry. You can always add a splash of colour in other ways. You can brighten the mood on your patio with some brightly coloured cushions and throws on the patio furniture. Add some matching candles or tea lights in colourful tealight holders, even your outdoor cups, plates and cutlery can all add a little bit of much needed colour. Ornaments and striking, modern garden furniture are also easy ways to accomplish your colour mission.
Painting a wall, a bright, bold colour is a quick and instant way to give your outdoor space a lift. It can be done well within an afternoon and you could even get the kids involved and make it a fun summer project that everyone can enjoy! If you’re feeling super adventurous then you could also try and incorporate some decorative tiles.
Your garden furniture
Its been a long winter, and your garden furniture might be looking a little worse for wear. If that’s the case then why not upcycle it? Painting your tired old garden furniture will not only save you money but it’s also an easy way to bring a splash of colour to your patio!
Pots and planters
You’re going to need somewhere to put all those pretty and colourful flowers you’ve chosen, right? You can head to your local plant nursery and pick up some brightly coloured plant pots, or paint the ones you already have!