Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gorgeous Gardens: Making Your Backyard Somewhere You Can Be Proud Of

Recently, we’ve talked a lot about gardening, showing you the potential that your garden has. Today, we’re focusing on how you can make your backyard a space that you can be proud of, so that come summer, you have a beautiful outdoor area to enjoy. Whatever state your garden is in, you can transform it into an area that you love. So, with that in mind, below are some tips and ideas for creating a gorgeous garden that you can be proud of. Read on for everything that you need to know.

Start with general maintenance

The first step to getting your garden looking its best is to focus on general maintenance. This means mowing the lawn and trimming any overgrown areas.

It also means getting rid of any weeds that are growing in your garden. To kill weeds and stop them from regrowing, you need to remove them from the root. To make this easier, there are weed killing sprays that you can buy - these kill weeds as soon as they touch them, causing them to go brown and die, making the weed easier to pull out. Just make sure not to get weed killer on any plants, as it can kill them too.

If you have trees in your garden, the chances are that they have become a little overgrown over winter. If this is the case, you need to trim them back. However, if you’re not keen on heights, then you may not want to do this yourself. Instead, you could use a service like the one offered on to get your trees trimmed back, ready for the summer. Overgrown trees can cast a shadow over your whole garden, which is why regular trimming is so important.

Do you have a deck in your garden? If so, now could be the perfect time to varnish it to protect it from the elements and smarten it up. If you have a patio, now could also be the ideal time to pressure wash it, and get it looking nice and smart, ready for the summer.

Beautify the space

Once you’ve completed the general maintenance, next it’s a good idea to focus on beautifying the space and making it look pretty.

The first step is to focus on planting lots of new plants around the place. This could mean planting up the borders, or it could mean creating pretty pots, depending on what your garden is like and what you would prefer. For ideas for borders and pots, have a browse online - you are sure to find plenty of inspiration and ideas.


There is a common misconception that accessorizing is something that should only be done inside your home, but actually, that’s not the case. If you want your garden to be a beautiful space, you can also accessorize it.

To add a little elegance to your garden, adding a pond or water feature could be ideal. Just make sure that if you have little ones, that the water feature only includes running water, not standing water. There are various water feature designs, the one that you opt for will depend on your personal preference.

If you don’t already have outdoor furniture, this is also a must. There’s something about some smart, stylish pieces of outdoor furniture that can make a big difference to the look and feel of the space. So when it comes to picking your garden furniture, make sure to be selective about what you pick.

Don't forget to invest in outdoor lighting, if you don't already have it that is. The best lighting option tends to be solar powered lighting, as this doesn't require connecting to the main power supply.

Believe it or not, turning your garden into a gorgeous space is much easier than you would think, it just takes a little TLC that’s all.

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Alli Smith said...

I enjoy gardening and these are all great gardening tips. I try to use safe, non-toxic, organic products whenever possible, especially when it comes to getting rid of weeds.

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband started a vegetable garden this year, but someday I would love a nice flower garden out in my yard. It would be pretty and so relaxing to sit in.

Lisa Favre said...

Gardening and cleaning up my yard is definitely something I'd like to do for this coming summer. I don't really have a green thumb but it's something I'd like to work on.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

First step is to clean everything from the yard to the furniture and bedding areas. After that the fun part begins with planting and decorating.

Tamara Camera said...

We have such a big and gorgeous yard, but we need to accessorize! Right now we're building vertical strawberry gardens and a giant chicken coop. Weeding is one of the first steps, of course!

AiringMyLaundry said...

You did such an amazing job! I wish I could garden, but I kill plants. I do try to make the yard nice though with rocks.

Christy Maurer said...

My dad came over Monday and did some of my yard work. He is such a good dad :) My son works all the time and since my husband passed away, it is hard to keep up with it this year with my son in college. Your yard looks lovely.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

How lovely does your garden look. We are trying to work on ours a little this year but I'm not so good at keeping plants alive.

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

You garden and walkway looks great! I really need to freshen it up outside my house, i will use these tips to get me started!

Catvills said...

I always make it a point to make my front and backyard pretty. During spring and summer, it is in our backyard where most of our entertaining is done. I need to plant more flowers right now. I just enjoy seeing them grow and bloom.

Terri Beavers said...

I really love your white wicker furniture. The yard looks so peaceful, I'm sure it would be a haven away from the rush and stress.

Polarbelle said...

I've been talking to my husband about yard decor. He gives me that blank look like he has no idea what I'm talking about....I believe him, but we've got the rest taken care of and a little color or interest here and there would make it more complete.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love what you did around the tree. Your yard looks gorgeous and you should really be proud. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Kiwi said...

i love the nautical theme. Brings a bit of summer to your backyard.

Parent Palace said...

My front and back yards needs so much work. Your pictures have really inspired me to get some work done - really beautiful!

Debra Hawkins said...

These are such great tips! I struggle so much with getting my yards to look in order! I think I lack patience!

Lori Vachon said...

Your yard should be an oasis no matter if it is big or small. A few small details can make such a huge difference.

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