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How to Take Your Garden From Drab to Fab


Is your garden in need of a makeover or are you are wanting to start a new garden from scratch?  Even though fall is well underway and winter is just around the corner, a garden makeover can actually be started any time of year. Here are some easy ways to take your garden from drab to fab no matter what the season.  *This post contains collaborative content.



Refresh the Old 

You might instantly want to flick through pages of new garden furniture, but before you do that, it’s important to replenish what is already there. Take a step outside and look around, what pieces do you already own that simply need a refresh?


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Giving your fences a fresh lick of paint or trimming down the hedges can vastly improve the overall appearance before you’ve even added anything new. If you have an old set of garden chairs which have been sitting out for years and only serve to collect water, consider fixing them up or just donate them. Clearing out what you don’t want and giving what’s already there an extra breath of life will provide you with a fresh canvas for you to create the garden you desire. 


Splashes of Color 

Color brings life to a dull place, and your garden may be in desperate need of a few peachy pinks, deep blues, and sunshine yellows. Plant some colourful flowers to spruce up your flowerbeds, some great examples being tulips, roses, sunflowers, irises, and many more.

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You can get as creative as you like, you will be creating your own little art piece in the form of nature. Remember, flowers need care and attention, so remember to look after them once they are planted, and you will soon have a beautiful, colorful outdoor space. 


Monet used masses of flowers in bold or contrasting colors for impact. Tall flowers were allowed to soar above underplantings. Image courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden.


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Container Gardening

Container gardening is less work as there is minimal weeding to do and a lot less watering. Do you love low maintenance gardening? Or, perhaps you prefer to keep your outdoor space a practical area for growing vegetables rather than flowers? Some vegetables actually love growing in containers!

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Let There be Light 

Gardens aren’t only for daytime; they can be used for evening gatherings or sitting out in and pondering while the stars shine down. A simple way of brightening up the area once the sun has gone down is to add some lights!



There are many different options you can choose from, from cute fairy lights sprawling up your walls, to pretty bulbs hanging over your seating area. Whatever you feel fits your desired aesthetic, lighting will be sure to create a garden space you’ll be happy to sit in once the day has vanished. 


Add a Water Feature 

Gardens hold plenty of the natural outdoors – grass, plants, wildlife, but one thing many miss is water. The addition of a water feature to your garden can take it from mediocre to a place of utter serenity. There are many options to choose from, so whether you want natural-looking stones with water trickling down, or a pond waterfall blade to give you a stunning glass-like waterfall effect, you’ll be able to find what is right for you. 

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Encourage Wildlife 


Your garden is the place where you are most connected to nature and strengthening this connection will give your garden a healthy extra dose of life. Begin by planting bee-friendly plants like foxglove and hollyhock, which are great for saving our little bee friends as well as enriching your outdoor space.




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Another idea is to place a bird feeders in your garden so when you are sitting out and enjoying the sunshine, you can watch the birds  and listen to them tweet away as they enjoy the snack you provided for them.


Well Appointed House

There are just some ways you can take your garden from drab to fab! Just remember that fall is a great time to plant perennials that you want to enjoy next spring, summer and fall. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to start creating the garden of your dreams!

Have you been refreshing your garden lately or do you have plans for a garden makeover any time soon? I love hearing from you, dear readers! Thanks for visiting today!



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