If you are fortunate enough to have both a front and back garden, but typically struggle to find the time for proper maintenance (often finding your grass is overgrown and your potted plants are somewhat unruly), then you have come to the right place. With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin to turn your attention to the garden and so with this in mind, here are four elegant changes to transform your outdoor spaces.
1. Invest in Quality Solar Lighting
These days, everywhere from pound shops to supermarkets seem to sell ‘cheap as chips’ solar lights, in all manner of different designs and colors.
However, when wanting to add a touch of elegance to your back garden and/or the front of your home as well, it is time to be creative and considered when it comes to solar lighting. Choosing one or two styles that work well will give a big impact and keep it elegant.
You can still go over the top in terms of the number of solar lights, just make sure you stick to warm whites and look for spotlights and canopy lights, rather than those that sit in plant pots or hang through the fence posts along the perimeter.
2. Lay Limestone Pavestones
When looking for something to transform the front of your home, increase curb appeal and make you proud to put your key in the lock after a long day at work, look no further than limestone paving.
Limestone paving slabs come in beige, grey, neutral, and dark hues and are the perfect choice to add that touch of elegance to a seating area or focal point in a garden.
Established and knowledgeable suppliers, such as those at mystonefloor.com, will be more than willing to guide you through every single step of the process and help you choose the perfect stone.
3. Treat Yourself to a Jacuzzi
Another highly luxurious investment for your back garden is to treat yourself to a jacuzzi and unlike years gone by, a jacuzzi or hot tub can be decidedly more affordable than you may think.
When looking for a quality, yet not overly expensive, jacuzzi or hot tub, there are certain things to look for, including most importantly, the material the shell of the tub is made from. Usually, a jacuzzi will have its base in either vinyl, acrylic, or rotomolded plastic, the latter of which is the most expensive.
An above ground jacuzzi is also significantly cheaper than one built into the ground and is also much easier to maintain, including draining and refilling. Just remember that you need to keep it heated to a certain temperature and use cleaning chemicals to ensure the water is always safe to use.
4. Install a Water Feature
The fourth suggestion for an elegant addition to your outdoor spaces, which can either be installed in the front garden or the back is that of a beautiful and ornate water feature.
Water features come in all different shapes and sizes, yet all usually work in the same basic way, by pumping water from a reservoir through a pipe into the feature and then letting gravity bring the water back down into the reservoir again.
Having a water feature in your garden not only brings a touch of class to your home but can help create a calming and relaxing space for you to unwind.