Even if you’re not especially gifted in regards to gardening, there are steps you can take to create a lovely outdoor space for you and your family. Here are a couple of ideas to help you get started.

Add decking

Installing decking is a fantastic way to make your outdoor space more functional and aesthetically pleasing. It provides you and the rest of your household with a comfortable seating area to entertain guests, sunbathe or dine al fresco. Decking can also be useful for those who want a low-maintenance garden, as it reduces the amount of visible lawn area to mow.

If you decide to install this feature, it’s important to use the right materials. Treated pine is often the best option because not only is it attractive-looking and highly durable, but it also contains insecticides and fungicides which will prevent organisms from damaging it.

Unless you are highly skilled in the art of DIY, the task of installing a garden deck is best left to a professional construction worker. A trained builder will have the experience and the know-how to create a deck that looks beautiful, is safe to use and is robust enough to last several decades. Be sure to ask the contractor about the materials they’ll use, such as Australian Treated Pine, and how they recommend you care for your deck.

Tidy up

Oftentimes, a thorough tidying-up can transform an unusable and unruly garden into a gorgeous outdoor space. You’ll be amazed at what a difference you can make in just a day or two. All you’ll need are a few basic tools, including a rake, a sweeping brush, a knife, some hedge trimmers and a bucket of soapy water.

To begin, sweep away any of the debris (including leaves, scraps of rubbish, dirt and twigs) that may have accumulated around the paving stones or patio area of the garden. Then use a knife to scrape out weeds, and wash down any hard-surface areas with some hot water and a mild detergent. Next, spend a bit of time trimming back any of the hedging, plants and shrubs which have become overgrown, and brush off the old seedlings, leaves and pebbles that might be covering the top layer of the soil around your flowers.

If your lawn is looking a little bit worse for wear, you can improve its appearance simply by mowing it and adding some fertiliser to any areas of dead grass. If rainfall is quite infrequent in your area, it’s also important to water it occasionally.