11 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Garden

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11 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Garden

Sometimes in life it’s good to mix things up. As we all like a project we can sink our teeth into, what could be better than revamping your garden? The same old lawn and shrubs can start to look tired after so many years, so that might be a good time to spend some time giving your garden a bit of a love. Not only does gardening get you out in the fresh air, but you will reap the rewards for years to come.


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Here are 11 ideas for breathing new life into your backyard.

1. Plant a Tree
This is an idea for somebody who doesn’t have that much time for gardening, but would still like to see some change. A fully grown tree in your garden would make quite an impact. If you plant a sapling, you’ll just need to spend a bit of time checking and watering it every now and then.


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

2. Grow Vegetables
This idea is both fun and practical. When you designate a corner of your garden as a vegetable patch, not only will it look good (they’ve got quite a rustic charm), but it will give you a bountiful supply of fresh, healthy, delicious food. Start small to experiment, then extend the patch if you’re happy with the results. You could ultimately turn the garden into a little farm – a good way to save money!


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Build a Pond
If you feel your garden lacks a central feature, you might like to install a pond. Ponds make a beautiful centerpiece, and you can create a seating area by positioning a few benches around it. Imagine the hours you’ll spend talking into the summer night as a comfortable breeze blows and the pond gently ripples.

4. Install a BBQ Pit
Are you the social type? If so, you might like to get a barbecue pit for your garden. It could really help your plans for an outdoor party come alive. You might think this is the kind of project that would be difficult to implement, but you’ll find that’s it’s not too tricky once you’ve read a few online guides. You and your friends will enjoy sitting around the BBQ pit and just think of all the priceless memories you’ll make!


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

5. Get Some Pets
Nothing quite brings a garden alive in the same way as living, breathing creatures. Obviously, what you get depends upon the size of the garden – it’s important to ensure you have enough space.


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Who doesn’t like to see a run full of happy and energetic rabbits? Or a coup full of plucky chickens? Guinea pigs also make wonderful pets for children.

6. Get Swinging
Think about the seating arrangements in your garden. Do you have any chairs, or have you thought about replacing them with swings? 


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Sitting outside is nice, but gently swaying in a swing seat is downright therapeutic.  You’ll find it a perfect way to release stress and a great way to encourage people to spend time outside in the garden.


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