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Spruce Up Your Garden - It Is Easy

The weather has been warming up and the sun coming out, although this week it has not been showing that! However, getting your garden prepped and sorted for the summer should be a priority in order to get your home ready for those summer gatherings and BBQ’s.

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A garden should feel like a safe haven, a place to enjoy and relax. People have differing opinions on what their garden should be used for: wildlife, entertaining, seclusion, extra storage. Whether people want patio, grass, water features or flowers, a garden should feel like a smooth transition from the home. No one wants a dishevelled abandoned garden at the end of their property; it is then wasted space. Homes in London can feel rather small anyway, so why wouldn’t you extend that liveable space into the garden?

When getting back into using the garden, it may feel daunting after a winter of neglect, or possibly even longer. Gardeners and designers can offer very good advice and services if you want the easy route to get your garden into tip top shape and get something very individual and personal. Garden designers can create incredibly beautiful schemes fit for London homes, country homes or patio/ roof top spaces.

However, it is very possible to create an absolutely stunning garden without a designer and without being born with green fingers. Below are a few examples on how to spruce up your garden yourself.

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For individuals that prefer the low maintenance upkeep of a garden, there are many solutions. The main change that has been increasing in popularity over the last few years is artificial grass. Like anything, it doesn’t require ‘no’ maintenance, but only very very little. Looking incredibly real, and made so that water can pass through it, it is a great solution if you have dogs because it does not stain like real grass, as well as it not having the ability to be ripped up by dogs wanting to bury their bones. In addition, there is no need for a lawnmower which is great if your home lacks storage space.

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Choosing artificial does not stop with grass. Fake plants are incredibly realistic looking, and when placing plants outside your door that require sunlight and water, yet are situated under a porch, a fake plant is perfect.