With the glorious weather at the moment, we’ve been spending so much more time in our garden – and working our way through really improving it. I wanted to share these 5 quick ways to transform your garden – ideas to let your personality really shine through and bring in touches of your favourite travel destinations – no matter what size it is. Disclosure: this garden guide was comissioned by Grass Direct, purveyors of cheap artificial grass, but all ideas are very much my own.
I’ve scoured Pinterest for hours, created all kinds of garden layouts on online software and had many many a conversation with Mr Kiwi about what we wanted to do with our little corner of the world – and some of the loveliest moments in our garden have come from really simple design ideas.
Update the colour palette of your garden
Encourage more local wildlife to visit
This leads me nicely to the next point – it’s quite easy to encourage local wildlife into your garden. From butterfly friend blossoms, to this is a lovely bee hotel (another lovely garden warming gift from a wonderful friend) which gives solo bees somewhere to make their home, simply have a look at the Wildlife Trust’s website for ideas. Hedgehogs, bats, sparrows, song thrushes and stag beetles are all declining species in the UK, but if we manage our gardens to benefit wildlife, these creatures and many more will find refuge…
Add some greenery
Dine in style
Change up what goes under your toes
From retiling your space with gleaming new flagstones, to popping in some cheap artificial grass (something friends of mine did on their small London terrace which they love) there are several different ways to change up underfoot – and it can have a marked difference in how much you want to use the space. As a kiwi who hates wearing shoes, having something delicious underfoot means that our garden becomes another room of our home.
What’s your favourite thing about your outdoor space?
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