Cheap Ways to Liven Up Your Garden



It has almost felt as though summer has come early thanks to the glorious spring we have had. So it’s a great relief to know the summer months still lie in wait and therefore there is plenty of time to make sure your outdoor space is exactly what you want it to be before you spend even more time in it. 

Now more than ever we will be considering our finances so cheap ways to liven up your garden will be in high demand. Make sure you get ahead of the game by starting yours soon. We’ve put together these tips to help you. Read on to find out what they are…

  1. Light it up 

The sunshine will last later into the evenings through the summer months but barbecues have a habit of running even later. One easy and cheap way to brighten up your outdoor space is by putting in some new lights. These don’t need to cost the earth thanks to the huge array of solar lights available, fairy lights you can string between trees or on fences, and even candles that you can dot about (providing there isn’t too much wind to extinguish them!). You’ll soon have a dusky garden that looks enchanting and magical with some gorgeous little lights. 

  1. Tidy it up

One thing that will make your garden look less than acceptable is for it to be a messy space. So clean it up! Do some weeding, brush the dead leaves away, bin anything that is rotting or degrading being outdoors. If there are certain things you want to keep though that just look messy, why not invest in a cost-effective plastic shed from Aston Sheds UK? If you tuck it into a corner or out of sight, you can bung all your messy bits inside, giving an instant livening effect to your garden. 

  1. Mix it up

Some summers are so poor that the opportunity to sit/eat/drink outside are so limited that it almost doesn’t seem worth investing in new accessories to use outdoors. But one very quick and cheap way to brighten up your outdoors is with some stylish garden-specific items. These can be found almost everywhere from your local supermarket to discount store to the garden center. Choose from tropical print cushions, neon jugs, and plates, a couple of bright signs, even a fluorescent pink flamingo on a spike to stick in your lawn! You’ll be amazed at what you can find easily that will jollify it up. 

One key point is to remember to shop around and use the internet to your advantage. The benefit of online shopping it to ensure you do some proper research can do price comparisons and can get access to a broad range of items within your budget. 

When you are investing in something a little bigger such as a shed, make sure you use a reputable company and ask their advice if you have any questions at all. It could be the difference in money well spent vs money wasted!