- Take your old storage solutions outdoors
An old set of shelves are perfect for creating a budget-friendly potting table or your own vertical planter. Be sure to weatherproof your furniture so that will last through winter and summer, why not consider giving it a colorful makeover with a pot of garden furniture paint?
- Make a garden feel bigger with a mirror
If there is a dark, gloomy corner, try transforming it with a weatherproof mirror positioned to create a focal point where there previously wasn’t anything to see but cobwebs. In a small, enclosed area garden mirror ideas can also create the illusion of space.
- Lay artificial grass
If you’re itching for a lush green lawn, but don’t have the time to put into keeping it trim and water, artificial grass is the answer. No longer a taboo, thanks to some super-realistic designs, you won’t be afraid to tell your neighbors what’s got them so green with envy.
Just make sure to give it a once over with a stiff-bristled brush every so often.
- Encourage other things to grow with companion plants
This handy tip requires a little research beforehand. Group plants strategically based on what blooms grow well with others and will help them thrive. For example, strong-smelling herbs such as thyme grow well next to roses, as the scent deters blackflies.
- Embrace garden tech
If you really can’t be relied on to make sure your plants are regularly watered and fed, it might be time to look into a self-watering plant pot. There is plenty of gardening tech out there to make maintaining your plot of land easier. You can even get an automated wheelbarrow these days!