DIY: 14 cheap and easy ways to improve your garden or terrace

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Now that summer’s arrived in the UK, we’re all scrabbling around trying to think of ways to improve our gardens for little or no money and not too much effort either.

Well, call us your gardening gurus as we’ve come up with some fantastic suggestions that won’t break the bank, don’t require a professional landscaper but will make a big impact! If you’re ready to consider DIY furniture and a little bit of painting, let’s get cracking…

1. Old pallets can be turned into seating and lots of websites offer them for free!

2. Don’t leave your hose dangling from a tap. Think of a creative way to store and display it

3. Add some inexpensive concrete ornaments in amongst your shrubs and flowers

4. Upcycle old household items into wall-mounted planters

5. Make your garden nature-friendly with some feeders and watch it bloom!

6. Build a fire pit to offer warmth and light for day and night

7. Freshen up dirty or old shingle with a new layer on top

8. Paint wooden fencing to keep it in good condition and looking great. We love the white here!

9. Cheap garden lights can make a big impact and look so romantic

10. You may not need to replace your decking. Give it a power wash first to see if you can revive it. If it comes up well, a quick coat of teak oil will have it looking great!

11. Add lots of planters for easy to maintain greenery and elegant styling

12. Cut your grass regularly and use a strimmer to edge it perfectly. The lawn will grow in much richer and healthier

13. Swap out boring furniture cushions for something a little brighter and more vivid. You could even sew your own covers

14. To make a big impact without spending any money, prune, dead-head and maintain your borders. A day’s effort will see your garden transformed!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Sneaky Gardening Hacks For Slackers.

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