Give Your Outdoor Space a Makeover
Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you have to forget about your outdoor space. Even if it's not managed to live up to its full potential this year, there are some great ways that you can ensure it will look fantastic over the autumn and winter and be ready for next spring.
The most effective gardens and balconies work as an extension of your property and give you an extra outdoor room. However, often we don't have the time or space to get the best from them, and the weather does not always allow us to do so. Whether you have a large space outside or just a Juliet balcony, taking some time to work on it over the next few months will pay off.
Buy Decorative Planters
We all have lots of plastic pots cluttering up the garden, but throw these away and invest in some contemporary planters that will become a feature of your garden. These come in a variety of styles and sizes to suit any space, from tall free-standing pots to containers you can attach on to your balcony railings.
Refresh the Colours
Exterior spaces need just as much love as your interior rooms, so it's important to redecorate them to keep the area looking good. The autumn is an ideal time to paint the exterior house or boundary walls, spray your fencing in a bold shade or treat the railings on your Juliet balcony in order to make your outdoor area stand out.
You need to remember that a gorgeous garden won't just happen, and you need to plan carefully to get the benefits next summer. Start by planting bulbs in the autumn and you will be able to admire beautiful displays come next year, even if your outdoor space is only small.
Keep It Well Maintained
It doesn't matter how big or small your garden area is, keeping it tidy and well maintained will vastly improve the look and won't cost much. This is especially important in the autumn, when leaves will be blown in, but regularly sweeping up will ensure its looking its best all year round. Using a pressure washer on paving stones and terraces once or twice a year will bring them back to life by removing any build-up of dirt, and they can be rented cheaply if you don't want the expense of buying one.