Summer is the time when we all start to enjoy our outdoor spaces, we plan BBQs with friends and family and enjoy evening drinks in the garden. For those of us that have perhaps neglected our gardens over the past few months, now is the ideal time to smarten them up. According to the Telegraph, a well-maintained garden can add up to 20% to the value of your home, so if you are looking to sell your home or just want to enjoy your outside space, here are 5 tips for sprucing up your garden and boundary for the summer.
1. Basic maintenance
If your garden has become overgrown then start by pruning back any trees or shrubs that have become overpowering. Take the time to weed as removing unwanted rubbish and weeds will give your garden an instant makeover.
2. Fence maintenance
Poor boundaries or broken fences will leave your garden looking unkempt and summer is the ideal time to invest in quality fencing. Fencing is a perfect solution to providing your garden with a strong boundary as not only does it look smart, it also provides security. Fencing can come in all shapes and sizes and can be made to suit your individual requirements. If you fancy adding trellis to grow a clematis along it, then this can all be customised to your design.
Keeping your grass regularly cut will help to create an overall tidy and maintained look. If grass is left to grow long it will look messy and make it much harder to cut when it does get trimmed. If you have grass in your front garden, keeping it neat will create a greater curb appeal to the front of your property.
4. Shed maintenance
Keeping any sheds or outbuildings in good repair will help create an overall cared for look. Summer is the ideal time to give them a lick of paint and this will instantly refresh your garden. If your shed is beyond repair or rotten then now is the time to invest in a new quality timber building. Sheds come in many assorted designs and can be modified to suit the shape and space you have available.
5. Hard landscaping
Summer time is ideal for any major changes to your garden and adding hard landscaping or new features is much easier in the nicer weather. Options like a new patio or seating area can really alter the look of your garden. Decking or pergolas can instantly give your garden the wow factor and are features that can be customized to fit into awkward shapes or unused areas.
Our team at Oakfield are all experts in domestic fencing and can provide you with a fully bespoke fencing service.
If you are looking to improve your fencing or invest in some hard landscaping then please get in touch and we can discuss your options.