Brightened Backyard Basics

March 21, 2018

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If you have your own garden, then you'll understand how much value it holds. It's that place that you can run off to once you're back from a long days work. You can reside there until you feel ready to be an adult again. You can watch as the sun goes down and the sky begins to turn an array of stunning pinks, purples, and oranges, while sipping on a glass of your favourite chardonnay. And don't forget about all the garden parties and barbecues you can hold once the weather starts to heat up again.


But none of this can be done properly until you have a perfect place to do all of that in. Sure, you have a garden, but is it a nice clean one, or a chaotic mess?


Here are some basic tips to brighten up your backyard.


Clean it up

Get on your gardening gloves and head out into the jungle. Your aim is to pull up any of those annoying weeds that are causing havoc in your space. There are many different types to look out for so do a bit of research if you aren't familiar with what's what. Essentially you just want to remove anything that looks messy. Once that's done, mow your lawn, and also cut around the edges as this will make everything look a lot tidier. If you have any decking or concrete slabs, make sure they're clean. Give them a scrub with simple soapy water. You could take things a step further by varnishing any wood that you do have so it looks brand new again.


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Plant some colour   

Now is a better time than any to add pops of colour around your garden. Have a look at your local garden centres or go online and see what you'd like to bring in. Crape myrtle trees are a fantastic addition because it stays bright and colourful from springtime all the way through to the fall. They can come in an array of different colours from pastel pink to magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow and white. They also come in various sizes so you can choose exactly what will work best in the space that you have.


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Create some movement

Water is one of the best ways to create a real sense of life in your garden. This is because it taps into multiple senses at once. All you need is a water feature, it doesn't matter whether it's big or small - its presence will resonate regardless. Not only will it look pretty, but it will be very pleasant on the ears. Just imagine lying in your garden, feeling the warm sun on your skin, and hearing the light pitter patter or water rolling, climbing, and falling back into place. It will even attract more wildlife into your backyard, like birds, butterflies, and even magical dragonflies.


It's really that simple, so put everything into action so that it's all ready for when the sun decides to show its face.


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