Top Tips to Improve your Garden

By Leeds Credit Union

As the weather continues to improve, it’s the perfect time to get out in the garden. So we’ve put together some tips to help you improve your garden’s appearance and in turn your property's overall kerb appeal. 

Get rid of weeds

Weeds can be impossible to avoid and as the weather gets warmer they become more prominent. They can make your garden feel a bit unloved, but there are ways that you can get rid of them, for example: 

  • You can apply mulch 
  • You can also keep your garden stocked with healthy plants to crowd out weeds and stop them getting established.

You can find a full list of tips and methods on how to avoid and eliminate weeds from Fine Gardening.

Add flowers and plants

Adding a little greenery or flowers can give your garden a spark of freshness. Plant up a range of pots with summer-flowering bulbs – or buy some pre-planted containers – and space them out around your garden. 

This is ideal if you don’t have space for flower beds, plus, they will be easy to maintain and change up should you want a new look.

You can find a full list of the best flower beds, garden plants and boundaries from Gardening Express. Also we have found a great article on all of the benefits of adding flowers to a garden, from it benefitting your garden as well as your mental health. 

Add some furniture

There’s plenty of places that you can purchase outdoor furniture from, but if you currently don’t have any, you can also use some old furniture in your home, there’s a great article on making your own chairs and tables from scratch - if you’re looking to be adventurous! 

If you do have some old furniture and want to turn it into something different, you can find another good article on how to get your old furniture and transform it into something new! 

Create more space

If you have a smaller garden, there are ways to maximise your small space and make it look bigger than it is - from adding mirrors, removing bushes, using storage and arranging your furniture. Ideal Home has created 10 tips on how to properly use the space in your garden. 

Looking after your back garden or lawn

One of the easiest ways to look after your garden is to maintain it - make sure you consistently water plants and flowers, cut the lawn, keep trimming weeds and try to generally keep it looking in top condition. 

Gardening can be very rewarding, but unfortunately, due to our busy schedules, we don't all have the time to beautify and maintain our outdoor spaces. House Beautiful has put together ten easy tips on how to maintain your garden - if you don’t have too much time on your hands.

How we can help you

We can help you to sort garden right now. We have a great range of loans and savings accounts that can meet a variety of needs and unlike doorstep lenders and dodgy loan sharks, we’ll never encourage you to borrow more than you can afford! 

Take a look at everything that we have to offer today!