With the rain (hopefully) clearing away and the days get warmer and sunnier, it might be time to give your garden some TLC. Your garden is an outdoor extension of your home. As the sun starts to peek out and the flowers begin to blossom, many of us are already planning our Summer BBQs! We’ve come up with 5 simple, low-cost ways to brighten up your garden without breaking the bank. Why not get the kids involved with crafting DIY features to keep in the garden, too?

Colourful plants & flowers

It’s the time of the year when you have colourful flowers coming to bloom, scattered around your garden. Splashes of rainbow around the garden will look beautiful and give you that summery feeling. Filling flower beds with perennials is a reasonably priced way to make your garden look vibrant and polished. clever ways brighten garden

Recycled pots/tin/jars can planter – DIY with Kids

If you don’t have flowers but you want to keep your garden looking bright and vibrant amongst the sea of green, you can always decorate your plant pots. Painting those pots will add colour – and you can even personalise them! Why not get the kids involved too? It’ll be a fun activity for them – and you can also make them as gifts for extended family. This idea is also great if you have a tiny garden – or no garden at all – but you still want some gorgeous greenery around your home. clever ways brighten garden

Colourful furniture cushions

If you’re lucky enough to have the space for furniture in your garden, then you can always liven up plain furniture with colourful cushions. Tropical-style prints with flowers and leaves are very popular at the moment and will add an exotic touch to your home. clever ways brighten garden

Light it up!

Outdoor fairy lights are a lovely, cost-effective feature that can be used all-year round. They’re especially beautiful to hang around in the garden on those warm spring and summer nights. Outdoor lights are a quick and simple decoration for fences and furniture and add a pretty glow to your patio and back garden. If you want to make a bigger statement, why not choose pretty lanterns to put around the garden? They will complement your furniture and illuminate your garden with a lovely radiance. clever ways brighten garden

Get Creative

You can always get creative with your garden decorations, too. Think outside the box. Paint little figurines to give the gnomes a run for their money – or why not give your old garden tools a makeover and put them on display? clever ways brighten garden