Garden renovation tips

Have you been looking at your garden lately thinking you'd like to make it better? As soon as we get a hint of summer with those temperature gauges rising, bright blue skies and sunshine, we all turn to our gardens to catch some rays. As socialising in our gardens in a group of 6 is what we're limited to right now, we want our gardens to be a space to relax and make the most of the sunny days.

Luckily if you're green fingered and know your way around a tool box, there's a lot you can do to your garden yourself. If not, it's best to have a good idea of exactly what you want for showing your landscaper. It may take some time, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.


Think about what you actually want and don't rush into it

There are so many options available for materials you can use to transform your garden, the possibilities are endless. From paving to decking, to artificial grass and decorative aggregates, you need to think about what's best for the space you have. You also need to think about your garden, where gets the most sun, where does it move throughout the day. All these things will decide the final outcome of your garden design.

Do your research

A lot of people like to turn their hand to their own garden and complete their renovation themselves. If this is you, there are so many videos and help guides available online which will talk you through the process of what you're looking for. Even if someone else is completing your garden for you, researching for inspiration online is a good way to explain what you want.

Break the project up, don't tackle the whole garden in one go

If you've got an idea for different parts of your garden, don't try and complete the whole re-design in one go. Pick one part of your design, whether that be the decking or the paving and complete it in stages. This will also help you stick to your budget.

Working on a budget?

Think about what you can do with limited materials. Such as the huge range of uses for railway sleepers, which you can read all about in our blog here, or turning pallets into decorative seating areas. You also need to factor into your budget those unscheduled hiccups you might have along the way.

Think about the space you have in your own garden

Don't worry if you don't have a big space, sometimes the simplest garden designs are the most elegant. On the other hand, if you do have a big garden, try playing with different levels and textures to break it up into little areas.

Our new landscaping offers have something suited to any budget. So no matter what the scale of your garden renovation, the size you're working with or the overall budget you have, you'll find something in our huge range of offers. From block paving to porcelain, from timber decking to composite and everything in between. Just get your plans together and pop down to your local branch.