As we head into the new year, there is no better time to get working on your garden to ensure that it is finished and updated for the coming summer months.
How to Upgrade Your Garden
Here are a few things you may consider if you plan to upgrade your garden space this year.
If you want to upgrade your garden for the coming summer, decking is one of the best ways to do this. Not only does decking create a more usable living space for socialising and hosting but it can add up to 10% to the value of your home.
Timber decking is durable and long-lasting and relatively easy to put together if you are planning to do it yourself. To create a perfect decking space you’ll need to work out how much decking you need, begin a plan and invest in the tools to make the job as simple as possible, such as a Milwaukee nail gun.
This will take much of the effort that goes with hammering the decking together and can make upgrading your garden a breeze.
Fences are key to making your home feel safe and secure, which is especially important if you have young children or animals. Without fencing, your back garden is easily accessible to anyone who walks past as well as pesky animals that you may not want to visit.
As such, fences are great for privacy and protecting any items that you have stored in your garden as well as giving your children a safe space to play away from roads. They can also serve as a sound barrier, meaning that you won’t annoy neighbors if you enjoy spending warm summer evenings in the garden and vice versa!
Fencing is easier than you may think to erect yourself and will work out much cheaper than getting a professional to do it for you. You can get ready-made fence panels nowadays which are perfect for a keen DIYer on a tight timeframe.
Start a vegetable patch
Starting a vegetable patch in your garden is a great way to get your kids outdoors while also saving money as you can use your produce in your home cooking.
They are really easy to set up yourself and you only need around three square feet but growing vegetables in containers will also suffice. You will want to choose a light airy spot that gets plenty of sunlight.
During the first few months of the year, if it is milder, you can begin sowing a range of vegetables including broad beans, carrots, onions, peas and spinach as well as plant fruit trees as long as the ground isn’t frozen.
Come summer, you will have plenty of fresh vegetables to harvest with your family!