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The summer upgrade: Quick hacks to transform your garden

For several months of the year, most of us forget and almost neglect our garden.

Then, summer arrives and everything changes. We're desperate to get out there, make the most of the space and quite often, upgrade it.

Unfortunately, while gardens don't have the astronomical kitchen-esque costs associated with them, they can still cost a small fortune to improve.

On the flip side, it doesn't have to be like this. There are some quicker hacks that can still make all of the difference and this is what today is going to focus on.

For example, let's take a look at flowers. While they might be renowned for their indoor flowers, we have recently been impressed by the selection of garden plants that Avas Flowers has to offer. The Avas Flowers Pinterest page highlights this in detail and shows the difference that a hanging basket can make in a garden which might currently be devoid of lush greenery and plants. These Avas Flowers reviews show a little more on what's possible when you take this approach to your yard.

Sometimes, you can take a more "scattered" approach though. A quick word of warning is that some people will be deeply against this suggestion, but wildflowers are soaring in popularity. They look, well, wild, and by no means have any form of symmetry. However, they do add vibrancy to a yard and the best part of all is that you can take the "seed bomb" approach. In other words, you throw a load of seeds into your area in question and wait for the results.

If we sway away from plants and greenery for a moment, let's now turn to basic cleaning. We're amazed at how few households adopt this approach, as it can work wonders. For example, if you have a patio, you'll find over time that moss and all sorts of other substances start to build on the surface. Arm yourself with a jet washer, and watch the area transform (there are some sterling results if you look hard enough online).

Finally, let's talk about color. As we have already mentioned, this is something you can achieve with plants, but there are more possibilities. Painting isn't just reserved for your interior and whether it is an outside wall, or something as small as plant pots, you'll be amazed at the difference. You don't have to turn to bright pinks or other vibrant shades either; even a splash of white can add a much-needed sense of cleanliness to an environment.

As you can see, the scope available to gardens is quite extraordinary. Today has just touched on several points, but it should provide you with a simple starting block to launch an inexpensive, but effective, transformation of your yard.