Want to get started on an outdoor project but worried your budget will hold you back? It’s easy to make some small changes that will have a big impact, without breaking the bank. We’ve pulled together a few ideas to help you get started.
1. Create some DIY furniture
DIY has been a huge trend in the last couple of years. It’s cheap, it’s fun and there’s lots of different things you can do. Why not try making your own garden furniture to transform your space.
It’s easy to find pallets at local DIY depots, large garden centres or local wood recycling projects. They’re often free or very low-priced, and you could create anything from a simple bench to a full dining set. Look up some inspiration online and get creating!
2. Shape up
Perhaps the easiest and cheapest way to give your garden a refresh is by shaping your lawn. Overgrown edges can make things look untidy, and getting them in order shouldn’t take longer than an afternoon.
Begin by marking out your desired lawn shape with string, then dig away the edges with a spade. If you’ve already got one in your shed, this spruce up won’t cost you a penny.
3. Give the lawn some love
Once your lawn has been shaped to perfection, get it looking greener than ever with some lawn feed. The winter months can leave you with dull-looking grass, so Spring is the perfect time to revive it.
4. Light it up
Outdoor fairy lights are a quick way to make your garden feel Summer-ready. Hang them from fences, arrange a set around trees and shrubs, or suspend a few over your garden for a marquee effect. Lights like these are great if you’re hosting an outdoor party, or if you just want your garden to feel a bit more special.
5. Revive your decking
If you’ve neglected your decking over the past few months, bring it back to life before the Summer begins. Hire a pressure washer and blast away any dirt that’s gathered over winter, then install DeckWright Anti-Slip Inserts to make sure your garden is kept free of trips, slips and falls. They’ll last longer than anti-slip paint, and they’re a lot less messy too.