Garden Makeover Idea You Can Use This Summer

A garden makeover has been at the back of your mind for long, but you could not bring up a proper plan to translate your thoughts into action. Well, it is not rocket science and you only need to push your creativity up by a few notches.  A proper garden makeover is not limited to adding just a few more flowering plants or colour. So, how do you go about the task while also ensuring that your garden maintenance itself is on top gear?

Let us explore:

Co-habit with small animals and birds

Your beautiful garden can be home to many small animals and birds. Most of them don’t do any harm to you or the plants but can give you and your family plenty of joy and fun that money can never buy.  When was the last time you listened to the chirping birds during the wee hours of the day? You can enhance this experience by providing small cages where you keep food for squirrels and other birds.  Just set up your garden with the right plants and trees so these little life forms can be accommodated.

Quality surfaces

If you should have a walking path around the garden it is not essential to pave it with cheap concrete.  There is significantly more exciting stuff out there for paving the path such as some decking. By raising the decking up and off the ground, you can add that extra dimension to make your garden even more alluring.

Alter the view

Think of this – when you are walking around your garden, you are seeing the very same things.  This happens because you are walking in the same direction every time. By changing the direction of the path and making it wonky you can usher in a wholly different view when you walk around.  You are possibly thinking that you can achieve the same effect by simply turning around your head and get a 360-degree view. But, when put to test, you will notice that the impact is entirely different and garden makeover is more in the mind than on the ground.

Antique pots

Flowering plants do add enormous beauty to your garden. But have you thought of getting antique pots to house them to further enhance the alluring beauty and bring the magical appeal to your garden makeover? You don’t need to run around the whole place looking for antique pots. You can source some affordable pots and just give them a run with your creativity to bring about the antique looks.

Garden statues

Think of how a marble statue can add splendour to your garden. If you go around luxurious estates around the countryside you can see the impact and you can bring the same magic into your garden in metropolitan cities too.  They are available in varying sizes and shapes and you can pick up one that appeals to you and stays within your budget. You can even pick a statue that looks like marble, but a lot cheaper than marble.


Lanterns can be a good addition to your garden, particularly if you are used to taking a stroll around after the sun has gone down. Compared to regular lighting, lanterns always look special and you can hang them at any vantage point. Lanterns can also be laid along the garden path to illuminate the path throughout.

You can also contact professional garden maintenance agencies to assist you with your garden makeover when you are looking for something more focused and special.

An outdoor barbeque

Summer is always special for many of us. As the temperatures begin to come down with the sun going down, it is time for some good food, preferably grilled outdoors. Sharing a burger or hot dog with your friends or neighbours during the warm summer days can bring immense joy and pleasure. Why not a great barbecue of your own in the garden? You need not run to the shop to get a metal barbecue. Instead, train your thoughts towards building one on your own.  If you need help with this, you can turn to numerous online videos which explain how you go around with this. A DIY barbecue is quite simpler to achieve than you would think and can be a great new feature for your home as well. A stone barbecue that fits well with the general aesthetic of your garden would be a good choice as well. However, you may need some crucial gears like a bit burner in stainless steel if you are planning a gas barbecue.  There are many online vendors who can help you with this.

Add some classy furniture

The days of cheap furniture made of plastic are gone and most people are adding classy furniture similar to what they have in their living room.  A wide range of comfortable designer tables, sofas and chairs perfect for enjoying nature during the day or night is available now. Yes, some of these furniture pieces are pricey but there is no rule that you should buy all of them in one go. Space out your purchase so that you don’t have to drill a hole through your wallet. Year-end is also a good time to look for various offers and you may even find some used ones that make a good fit for your garden.


The size of your garden is never a limiting factor when you consider a garden makeover. With some focused thoughts and perhaps a little help from garden maintenance specialists, you can always reclaim the long evenings of warm summer for entertainment and relaxation outdoors.

John Lang

John Lang is a Certified Arborist, a Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and also a member of the Friendly Tree team[1], a family-owned New Jersey tree care service, dedicated to the thoughtful and careful maintenance of your trees and shrubs. Friendly Tree Service has been in business for 26 years and remains passionate about trees and nature. With a highly trained staff that treats every property as their own and state of the art equipment, Friendly Tree is on the cutting edge of the art and science of Arboriculture.

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