When it comes to your garden, carefully planned rejuvenation can give your outdoor areas a new lease of life and for those who crave a new DIY project to take on, an enticing project ready in time for Summer.
At Fix Direct, we understand how important it is to make your garden feel as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why we have put together some tips to help you on your way:
Matching the Old with the New
Gardens are a great way to express yourself and one way to achieve this is through choosing some great features based on your favourite architectural styles. Maybe you have a love for gadgets, so get purchasing some of the latest outdoor products and high-tech features for your garden! Hot tubs, outdoor televisions, weatherproof Bluetooth hi-fi speakers are just some goodies on offer and a great way to spruce up your decking and impress guests!
However, technophobes do not fear! A popular trend and one we might be seeing more of this year is the merging of the old and the new. This focuses on matching old garden features, such as antique bird tables, ornaments, and other such objects, to new garden features, such as composite decking, ornate flower arrangements, BBQ features, outdoor kitchens and much more.
Incorporating natural features into your garden can create a relaxing and intriguing environment. A simple pond can achieve this and adds tranquillity and excitement for the children.
There is now a huge range of features available for attracting wildlife including bird boxes with video functionality to allow you to watch our feathered friends at work on your phone, whilst you unwind on the decking!
Greenhouses are a great way to make the garden fun and get closer to nature. Take the kids bug-spotting, grow your own fruit and veg and cook up straight on the BBQ. Nothing beats a fresh fruit salad after some al fresco dining on the decking, so why not try growing some of the most popular garden fruits such as apples, blueberries and even melons!
Colour blocking is a trend that has already started in the women’s fashion industry. The idea behind it is that specific blocks of colour are used to show off certain features. Sure enough, this trend is marking its territory in the garden as well.
Colour blocking is a great way to highlight a certain feature in your garden. For example, if you have a feature that you want to show off to your family and friends, you can use a block of colour to highlight it and make it stand out from the rest of the garden.