5 Ways to Transform Your Garden on a Budget

Looking to give your garden a makeover, without spending the money? Doing up the garden can seem like an expensive and daunting task but it needn’t be!

With our simple and handy, cost-effective hacks you will be able to transform your outdoor space and give your garden a new lease of life without breaking the bank.

1. Accessories

Treat your garden like you would your home and add some décor and accessories.
A growing trend we are seeing is taking the indoors outside and making your garden an extension of the home. By adding rugs, cushions and garden mirrors you can easily create an outdoor living area.

A garden mirror is a simple way to transform a garden and makes use of walls and fences that would usually go ignored. A perfect solution for smaller gardens or courtyards, a mirror will add depth and give the illusion of a much bigger space.

With a range of styles available from traditional to contemporary, there are garden mirrors to suit all budgets. And to really accessorise on a budget, you could even make your own by upcycling an old mirror.

2. Paint

Whether it’s the fence, garden furniture or plant pots, using paint to update your garden is an impactful, but cost effective way of adding colour and life to the garden.

When painting items that will be used outdoors, it is important to use paint that you know will last and that will not fade or deteriorate in the weather. Protek Royal Exterior is ideal for updating furniture as it is water resistant, provides protection against mould and fungi and is available in a wide range of colours!

3. Upcycle and Repurpose

There are a world of items that can be transformed and made use of in the garden. Rather than getting rid of unwanted items, recycle and reuse!

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Instead of splashing out on plant pots for your flowers, make use of any old tyres, wellies or even a dressing table to display your blooms! Repurposing old items is a cheap (and often free) way of adding character to the garden, and helps the planet too.

4. Do It Yourself

One of the main expenses of updating your garden can be the furniture, even with seasonal sales.

Corner lounge sets are becoming increasingly popular, however, the price tag is often high and they can’t always be purchased on a budget. Completely cut the cost when finding your garden furniture by building it yourself!

Wooden pallets are the ideal material for creating your own garden furniture and are often free to source from local companies or online marketplaces.

Creating pallet furniture can be easy, no matter your level of DIY skills. You can create a corner sofa by simply stacking pallets in an L shape and adding bench pads and scatter cushions. For those more confident in DIY, why not build your very own pallet garden bar!?

5. Lighting

Something as simple as lighting can add an instant ambience to your garden. No matter the size or style of your garden, you can find something that will add a beautiful glow once the sun has gone down.

Fairy lights and string lights can be pinned around your fencing, or thread through the shrubs, and you can even hang  some cluster lights from your parasol.

If fairy lights aren’t your thing, then a garden lantern on the table or wall light can be used as a minimal way of adding warmth to your outside space.

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