Gardens mean a lot to the total aesthetics of any home and property, and if you’re afraid that your garden needs a serious revamp, you’re not alone. It is easy, indeed, for gardens to quickly become overgrown and messy, and before we know it, we are faced with a seemingly mammoth task of revamping our gardens and making them look presentable to our neighbours and guests. But if you want your garden to look better and more presentable, not just for your guests but your own peace of mind, here’s how you can easily revamp the look and appeal of your garden.
Make an assessment
First of all, you should make an assessment of what needs to be done. The task of whipping your home or property garden into better shape needn’t be such a big challenge if you know exactly what to do and how to do it. Decide what you need to focus on so you can plan your tasks accordingly.
Have a look around your garden and determine the problems or issues and choose the changes you would like to make according to the areas of your garden, which get the most attention or are the most noticeable. For instance, most gardens will have a ‘gathering area’, a spot where everyone tends to mingle, so look for this spot – it can be a shady area or an area beside a small water feature, for instance. Then you can look for some apparent flaws or problems which can easily catch your eye, such as weeds, dead tree limbs, broken stones, and the like. It’s also true that if you have flowers, they will probably get the most attention, so work on them first, especially if it’s the proper season for them to bloom. When you improve this area, it will have the best impact on making your garden look better.
Clean it up
When you have finally decided on which areas will benefit from the most improvement, make sure that these areas are cleaned up and prepared for enhancements. For instance, this is the best time for you to prune dead or broken branches as well as remove plants that are dead. If taking out a dead plant or two leaves a gap, replace them with flowers or, better yet, place attractive glazed pottery in the area and plant it with a nicely-growing shrub or bush; beautiful pottery will add depth and character to your garden as well.
If you have a lawn, make sure to pay attention to it. This includes doing the necessary edging, mowing, and trimming. Trim the edges in between the lawn and the flower beds, as this can make a vast difference between a spot that looks uncared for and neglected and a spot that looks neat and clean.
Have a look around and remove any dead flowers or limp stems and remove perennial foliage or leaves which can serve as an unsightly distraction. If there are any weeds on your garden paths, pull them out as well. You can also do some further ‘housekeeping’ to outdoor areas such as a terrace or patio by covering flaws with an outdoor rug or a garden pot.
After all this, it’s time to enhance the excellent features of the garden, so if you can, add some attractive elements such as a beautiful table and chairs. You can also add a bit more colour with plants with bright foliage and blooming plants, and make your garden entryway or gate more interesting with various features. Often, even just the simple act of cleaning up the entrance to your garden can work wonders too.