Everyone has a vision of what they would like their backyard to look like. Whether you envision a minimalist Zen garden with a fish pond or a tropical oasis with a riot of hothouse colours, the likelihood is that your garden fantasy is going to take time, money and persistence. However, whilst your dream garden is under construction, your yard can often look quite uninspiring with half-finished projects, immature plants, and the general mess that comes with owning a home. Happily, things don’t have to be this way and this week, we thought we’d show you four simple ways to make your outdoor living space look great without blowing the budget.
- Yard maintenance
We know nobody is exactly enthused about the idea of backyard maintenance, but you’d amazed at the difference having a tidy yard can make (it might even inspire you to get on with your dream garden projects). First of all, invest in a flat pack shed where you can store all the usual yard clutter such as children’s toys, potting mix and tools. The next step is to clear up any leaf and branch refuse as well as rubbish that has blown into your yard. Finally, take out your pruning tools and cut back those unruly vines so you can make full use of your outdoor living space
Inject some colour
Even if you haven’t completely finished planning out your dream garden bed, you can add some quick colour into your yard to make things a little more interesting and cheerful. Hanging baskets are a cheap, fast, and simple way to add a pop of colour to your hard and they can easily be changed around or moved as the rest of your garden takes shape. Paint is an even faster way to introduce colour into your outdoor living space. Consider painting a feature wall in a vibrant red or blue to give your yard a Mediterranean feel or refresh your old garden furniture in pastel tones to create some retro vibes. Textiles such as rugs, hangings, throws and pillows are another way to create colour and they also tap into the current ‘outdoor livingroom’ trend.
Foliage is on trend this year and all you need to do is invest in a few pots of ferns, cacti or fiddle leaf figs in order to give your yard a refreshing dose of chlorophyll.
Add a little luxe
Make you yard a little bit fancy with a small but luxurious statement like a fish pond, a hammock or some colourful lanterns. These small touches of extravagance might seem subtle, but they can really make a difference when it comes to making your yard feel special.
Prestige Concrete are here to help you build your dream garden landscape with our range of decorative concrete solutions. Whether you envision an exposed aggregate driveway that compliments your native garden or a stylish pool patio area laid with coloured concrete, we can help you out. To learn more about our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0411 440 157.