We’re now in the midst of summer in the UK, and thoughts of homeowners nationwide are turning to carrying out any necessary garden works or modifications.
Interestingly, modifying or landscaping your garden can be highly profitable as well as helping to create a more enjoyable outdoor space. While the average garden improvement costs £2,350 in total, for example, it can also deliver an approximate return of 48 percent and see you recoup £4,900 in total.
But how should you look to renovate your garden space this summer? Here are some ideas to keep in mind!
1. Get Planning
Before you get started, it’s important to engage in planning and create a clear understanding of the renovations that you’d like to complete.
This process should involve budgeting, as you look to identify the precise amount that you’re able to spend and create a list of priorities in terms of how it should be deployed.
Then, you can start to create a realistic vision of how you want your garden to look, with this based both on aesthetics and how you intend to use the space going forward (such as an entertainment space or area in which you can relax during the summer).
2. Buy Your Materials and Tools
Once you’ve outlined your vision and budget and formulated a practical plan, the next step is to start sourcing your materials. At this stage, you’ll also need to ensure that you have the requisite tools to complete the work, depending on how you intend to renovate the space in question.
Typically, you’ll need a slew of materials in various quantities, including wood (for decking), slate, concrete, and wooden sleeper for creating flower beds. However, it’s important to drill down into the specifics of your project to determine that you order the right materials in the necessary quantities.
When it comes to tools, you may want to hire certain pieces of equipment that you intend to use for the duration of the project.
However, you can also access a wide range of DeWalt power tools and buy certain pieces of equipment at competitive prices, enabling you to make a longer-term investment that helps with the future maintenance of your garden.
3. Take Care of Your Lawn
The focal point of most back gardens is the lawn, and this will play a central role in creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
So, as part of your project, you may want to consider the condition of the lawn and whether or not it needs to be returfed in order to create an even, safe and functional garden space.
If you opt against returfing your lawn (which can be a costly pastime), you could instead plant grass seed in particularly worn areas and consider using lawn nutrients to help encourage sustained growth over time.
Ideally, you’ll take care of your lawn during the spring, as this allows new turf to settle or grass to grow in order to ensure that the garden looks as good as possible in time for the summer!
Featured image: Delaney Van, Photographer, Aperture Adventure, apertureadventure.com