Your garden’s looking super drab. Every time you go out there, it just depresses you. Everyone seems to have amazing, thriving yards almost by default, but what about those of us who just can’t seem to activate their green thumbs? It’s actually way easier to take a boring backyard and turn it into something amazing than you think.
1. Grass and Landscaping
You have two alternatives when it comes to seriously changing up the look of the yard. There are lots of DIY solutions for changing the look of the whole yard with some thorough landscaping. If you’re not willing to go that far, you can always look at laying some turf. Either option here should yield stellar results. If you’re not confident enough to do it yourself, though, contact a professional like Hancey’s Turf . You don’t want to get halfway through and realise you’ve mucked it up.
2. Planter Boxes
Planter boxes are a super inexpensive way to decorate your garden and give you a sustainable crop of vegetables year round. You don’t have to just grow veggies in them either – fill them with anything you like, such as rocks, soil and wildflowers, or shrubs and tall grasses. It’s entirely up to you. Get creative with it. You can either get pre-built planter boxes at your local hardware outlet or you can build them yourself at home.
3. Patterned Walkways
Ever wished you had a nice pathway from the house to the washing line? Build one yourself! Get really creative with what you use to put it together – pavers, stepping stones or slabs? How about gravel? Put it together how you want. You can also plant some interesting flowers or shrubs around the path to give it some character.
4. Climbing Plants
A great way to introduce some shade with style into the yard is with a pergola and some climbing plants. Pergolas are so cheap and easy to build and when you combine them with something like roses, ivy, grapes or even honeysuckle, they will give the entire yard a whole lot of colour and fragrance. They’re also a great option if you’re looking for something to give you a bit of privacy.
5. Rock Garden
This is a great idea if you have any unused space in your yard. Just dig up the earth in that area and fill it with some rocks and pea gravel in whatever size and colour appeals to you. It’s also a great way to make something that’s a bit of a unique shape. Water the area really well before you go digging it up to make it easier to shift the earth. Plant some herbs like sage or lavender around the edges for some colour and fragrance – these are awesome herbs because they take such little looking after.
There’s loads of ways you can transform your garden from an unappealing patch of ground to a gorgeous outdoor haven. Have you ever completely transformed your garden? How did you go about it? Are you a DIY wizard? Tell us your tips and tricks in the comments below!