4 Simple Ways to Give Your Garden a Fresh Look

4 Simple Ways to Give Your Garden a Fresh Look

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Whether you have a huge, sprawling garden or just a small courtyard area, taking care of that outdoor space is likely always going to be one of the most important things you do to make the home a real home. From time to time, it can be important to make your garden look new, and when that is the case there are actually a number of steps you can take to make that happen. In this post, we are going to take you through some of the simple ways you can give your garden a fresh look in no time.

Replace The Fence

As well as being a very useful functional thing, the fence is also a surprisingly important part of the garden’s overall aesthetic. After all, the eye doesn’t generally get drawn to it, but it has a way of framing the rest of the garden, so you do need to make sure that you are doing all you can to make the fence right for the space. If you think you might need an upgrade here, that is something that can radically transform the look of the garden as a whole. Either build it yourself, or find a fence company to build it for you for a professional look.

Change Out The Patio Furniture

If you have a patio and you tend to keep furniture on it, you should also be aware that this is a great opportunity to change the look of the whole garden too. It’s a simple case of changing out the patio furniture for whatever new style you might have your eye on, and that is something that can be surprisingly powerful here. You can choose a completely new style and colour scheme, or simply go for something quite neutral that you can therefore work around with really well. In either case, this is going to be powerful.

Plant A Tree

Sometimes a tree can be the perfect focal point for your garden, and there is certainly a lot to be said for occasionally planting a new tree if you are trying to change the look of your garden on the whole. It can be whatever type you like, of course, but the important thing is that you are going to be able to choose one that you personally like, and which does change the look and feel of the garden in some significant way. If you can do that, then it is going to really help things along.

Define The Spaces

Sometimes with plants overgrowing and things getting in each other’s way, it can soon become fuzzy where the spaces and lines are meant to be. If you find that this has happened for you, then you might want to redefine the spaces in the garden as simply as you can. That could be as straightforward as making sure the beds are clearly lined out, for instance, or just trying to cut perennials back to make it all clearer. In either case, it’s going to help.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).