Now the summertime is finally upon us, most people want to get out into their gardens and start making improvements. Indeed, how can you have barbecues and garden parties if you don’t have anything to show off, right? With that in mind, this post will highlight some of the things you can do to make your outside space more appealing using recycled materials. Of course, you don’t have to take our advice, but it should serve to inspire you at the very least.
Also, most of the ideas we’re about to list can be completed by one person in a single weekend. So, there’s no need to recruit the entire family and make them spend their summer holidays digging in the garden. All you need is the right vision and a little bit of money in the bank.
Creating a pathway in your garden is a brilliant way of breaking things up and giving the space some structure. You don’t have to put it straight down the middle like the people have done in the photograph, but following their concept is sure to improve the aesthetic. There are lots of websites around that sell recycled or used paving, but you might be better to look for some on social media pages for your local area. Those online car-boot groups are a good place to start. Some people even give their old paving away for free if you’re able to collect.
Recycled railway sleepers
We recently spoke to a representative from Easy Pave. He told us that railway sleepers are once again becoming incredibly popular with amateur garden designers around the world. That’s mainly because they’re so versatile. You can sink them into the ground and create pathways, or you could use them to build raised flowerbeds. Some people even add an extra level to their garden using these materials. Again, you can purchase recycled or used railway sleepers online for little expense.
Recycled car tyres
While some think they look a bit tacky in the modern garden, many eager people use old car tyres to create flower beds and the base of water features. Of course, you’re going to need a pump system and some extra equipment if the latter suggestions sounds appealing. However, you can pick all that up second-hand from online auction websites like eBay. Remember, there is no need to purchase anything new when improving your garden this summer.
Vertical gardening has become very popular in recent times. For that reason, getting hold of some old pallets, standing them on end and filling them with compost might be suitable. You can place them around the perimeter of your garden against any walls or fences. Within a few weeks, you should be able to grow lots of plants that will conceal the pallets and make your garden look stunning.
Now you know a little more about how to improve the look of your garden using recycled materials, we hope you’ll be more inclined to give it a go next weekend. Remember, the summertime doesn’t last forever, and so time is of the essence.