Four Ideas to Add ‘Wow Factor’ to Your GardenOn October 13, 2016 by jadegreen
We’ve had so little sunshine this year that when the sun does eventually appear, there is the understandable temptation to rush out into the garden for a barbeque. With summer days so precious, there is more reason than ever to make the most of your garden when guests descend for sausages and ribs. So what can you do to add a Wow factor for yourself and visitors?
Water features have always been popular and now they are better than ever. Designs have become funkier and with LED lighting added to modern designs they really make a statement. Traditional designs are still popular too and you can add a sense of calm and serenity to your garden space by looking at the newer pebble and Zen designs on the market this year. Today’s water features are really easy to set up and your garden centre should be able to give you advice. Everyone loves running water and you’ll find it will be a delightful talking point for guests.
Cover up that nasty patch of ground – deck it! Gone are the days of pine board planking, screws and deck scrubbing. Things have moved on. Today the buzz is all about PVC decking, which has a weathered wood look, will never rot and is environmentally friendly. You can choose from a number of your favourite wood finishes including oak, walnut, olive, graphite or redwood. For real dramatic impact, why not choose ebony? Non-slip and impact resistant, it’s easy to see why PVC decking is causing a stir.
Go for bold, hot colours in the garden this year. Everyone is fed up with the gloom and cloudiness, so burn it away with Red Hot Pokers, dramatic Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and tumbling Nasturtiums. A Mediterranean feel can be achieved with red potted Geraniums, which don’t mind the gloom when the sun goes in and will gently scent the air. If you love scented summer air, try Nicotiana sylvestris. It is dramatic and stately, glows white at dusk and smells divine.
Fed up with rickety, bent and rotting fencing? Many people have had garden fencing damaged by unseasonal weather this year and it’s costing householders a fortune. Storm damaged fence panels are generally not covered by household insurance and labour costs alone for replacement can be high. With this in mind, another innovation this year is eco fencing. Designed to be low maintenance and flex in the wind, eco fencing is becoming popular with householders who don’t have the time or money to spend on maintaining and replacing damaged fence panels. It smartens up the garden in a flash and will last for years. You can paint it and grow things up it, without the worry of high winds bringing it crashing down. Again, check out examples at major suppliers.
For all of these ideas and more, pay a visit to the website for Fascia Direct today and be inspired to transform your garden.