Transform Your Garden: Innovative Ideas to Add Beauty and Functionality All Year Round

Last Updated on July 2, 2024 by Tanya Janse van Rensburg

Is your garden more bland than you'd like?

If you look out your window and aren't inspired by what you see, it may be time to improve what you have.

Expanding your garden may be impossible, but you can still add to the space. And the best part is, it's easier than you think! 

You can create a much prettier garden by adding something more - including practical things.

For example, you might choose to add a brand new shed from National Sheds and Shelters to hold your tools, or you might choose to plant new flowers and bushes such as roses, hydrangeas, or lavender.

Either way, making your garden look nice should be your first priority.

So, if you want some inspiration for your garden, here are the best ways that you can add to your garden this year.

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Start by taking things away

You must begin by taking a few things out to add more to your garden.

We want you to think about decluttering your garden of rubbish, weeds, and overgrown plants that really shouldn't be there.

Consider cutting back on the cluttered lawn decorations, ornaments, and overgrown trees hanging down.

You can add so much to it by taking things away; all you have to do is get started.

Add some color

While looking at your plants and flowers, consider adding colors. Your garden doesn't have to be a beige place; it doesn't just have to be green, either.

You can have a garden packed with an array of bright colors that draw the eye and bumblebees. You will be a winner if you can also attract butterflies.

Incorporating flowers in a rainbow of colors will make your garden the place you want it to be.

Start swapping out your mulch

Did you know that mulch comes in three colors?

You can get it in red, brown, and black. Most people choose brown mulch to blend in with the soil, but you don't have to do that.

You can use red or black mulch to make your garden look more vibrant. These colors in your flower beds and around the trees can help make your garden pop and add some personality.

Upgrade the borders

If you want to add a little pizazz to your garden, garden bed borders need an upgrade.

Many people choose small fences for their borders, and some even choose wooden logs. These are perfect borders if you're a homeowner, but you can go big with red bricks vertically placed.

You can also use large stones like river rocks. These create a beautiful, natural border that makes your plants look great.

Add more shade

You need somewhere to entertain people, and for that, you need shade. Whether you plant trees or add a gazebo is totally up to you!