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5 Ways to Add Life to Your Garden in 2024

A leaflet comes through the door and it shows a picture of someone proudly sitting in their bright, colourful garden. Poppies are in bloom, everywhere you look is colour, and the person couldn’t look happier. You look out the window and see a boring mess.

You could be the person on the leaflet. We don’t mean an actor or model for ads. We mean following the five tips in this guide and adding life to your garden (even without specialist skills!).

This guide will help you “How to spend your life in your garden in 2024” and will also help you to speed up your lifestyle.


1.   Choose plants wisely

You’re not the only person to walk into a garden centre and look around with a blank face. Make sure to choose plants that are suitable for your climate and soil type, as well as those that will bloom at different times throughout the year. This way, you can have a colourful garden all year round. We know talking to people is scary but put on the big pants and ask someone their advice.


2.   Implement focal points

You can’t just let everything exist without drawing the attention to a focal point. Think about adding statues, water features or seating areas to liven up the space. You could even add a pop of colour with a statement piece of furniture or an eye-catching plant. We’re not saying you need a mini Eiffel Tower statute in your garden but you can catch the eye with something at least.


3.   Add lighting

The sun goes down but you and your friends aren’t ready to go inside. Adding outdoor lighting can completely transform your garden and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. There are many different options available, from fairy lights to lanterns to spotlights.

You can try a whole range of lighting solutions to see what appeals to your inner exterior designer. Some people love string lights and the feels it creates while others want bold lighting – forget subtle.


4.   Create a relaxation area

We’ve all seen the gardens that look nice but aren’t really functional. It’s all fancy, uncomfortable furniture rather than the comfortable space it should be. It can be a place where you relax and unwind after a long day. Consider adding a hammock, outdoor sofa or swing chair to create the perfect spot for reading, napping or simply enjoying the view.

Make sure to also add some comfortable cushions and throws for added coziness. There’s nothing better than spending a relaxing Sunday dozing off with a book. You’re trying to get to the end of the chapter desperately but the heavy eyelids won’t let you.


5.   Keep it low maintenance

Talking of relaxing Sundays – you don’t want your garden maintenance to become a chore or a job (without pay!). Make sure to choose low maintenance plants and design elements – like wall hanging planters.

This way, you can spend more time enjoying your garden rather than constantly tending to it. Consider adding a drip irrigation system or using mulch to reduce the need for frequent watering.

You can also opt for hardy plants that require minimal pruning and care – those with a history of killing off plants should pay attention to this one.