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Easy ways to create an attractive garden

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Late spring and early summer are an ideal time to get into your garden and start working. The mix of not too hot, but dry weather is better for both getting jobs done and also helping your green space grow.
As such, if you’ve been meaning to make your gardens more attractive and appealing then there’s no time like the present, but you might not know where to start. Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways you can quickly turn your gardens into something you can enjoy.
A Simple Tidy
It might be that you’ve actually got quite a decent garden already – it’s just hidden amongst the undergrowth. Invest in some quality garden tools and cut back any overgrown hedges, pull up the weeds and mow the lawn. Once you’ve dealt with the bulk of the mess, you can neaten off any edges and pressure wash dirty paving and patios to get a fresh and tidy finish.
New Fencing
Worn out or damaged fencing can be an eyesore, so you could invest in some new wooden panels to go around your garden. With this you need to make the foundations for your fence posts are deep and solid enough to make sure your fencing stays rigid and secure – otherwise you may find this becomes unsafe in windy weather. Also, it’s worth painting these with a protective substance to help preserve the natural wood finish. An added bonus is you can improve the security of your garden.
Sheds and Summerhouses
Sticking to the wood theme, a shed or summerhouse can be a winning addition to your backyard. These can also provide useful storage, but you need to make sure they can stand up to the elements. As such, you could purchase the structure from a dependable timber yard and also invest in quality roofing materials to keep these nice and water tight. The crucial aspect of properly installing an Eco-friendly roof from suppliers like Burton Roofing, is the natural and recycled materials that are more than sufficient in doing the job. According to Burton Roofing direct, they have fifteen years of research and development behind them and the Thermafleece Insulation is a go green product to use if you’re ever concerned about the quality behind the materials.

  1. Patios and Paving
    Going back to the aforementioned patios and paving, you could lay this down in one section of your garden to create a new social area. A tip here is to choose a flat or relatively level section to make this task easier and also to choose an area that will get lots of warming sunlight.
    Whichever of these you choose, you can get the added benefit of potentially adding value to your property – as an attractive garden can boost kerb appeal and be a big selling point. However, the fundamental part is with some of these easy changes you could quickly create a striking garden that you can make the most of all year round.

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