How to Upgrade Your Garden for Summer

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With the weather gradually improving, it feels as though summer is finally here, which means it’s the perfect time to get out in your garden and enjoy the outdoor space. Spending more time outside could have you wondering how to get more out of your garden, and with summer only just beginning, there’s heaps of time to start gathering inspiration.

Your outdoor space is no doubt an important part of your home, and it’s worth taking the time to make sure it’s right. Start planning now for next summer and consider how you could enhance your garden to turn it into a beautifully crafted space for the family. With that in mind, Brett Landscaping offer some advice on how to upgrade your garden and make even better use of the space.

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Create different zones

Whether you have a large outdoor space or a smaller one, you can instantly create a more interesting garden by designing different zones to help you enjoy your garden in different ways. Depending on what you’d like to get out of your garden, you could create different zones for a safe place for children to play as well as a separate area for family and friends to relax and lounge in the sun.


Your use of paving steps and defining edges can help to separate these areas perfectly, whether you’re hoping to create a cosy corner with a firepit or enhance your seating area.


Create a seamless flow from indoors to outside

One of the biggest garden trends over the last few years has been to create a seamless transition from your home to your garden, bringing the two together in harmony. You can achieve this by choosing flooring that runs from inside your home to the patio area, creating a continuous look. This ensures your garden feels like a real extension of your property.

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Porcelain paving in particular can be used for indoor applications as well as outside, with some beautiful colours and textures to choose from. Similarly, porcelain walling can add a unique touch to your garden, bringing privacy as well as an indoor-outdoor feel.

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Add shape and texture

The paving design you choose can make a huge difference in transforming the overall look of your garden, with so many different colours, textures and shapes to choose from. You have the chance to create circular or linear patterns, mix and match paving styles or add contrasting edges to create a unique patio area.

Many modern paving styles take inspiration from natural materials, bringing a welcoming and stylish feel to your garden whether you’re going for a rustic or modern look.


Create focal points

Elevate your garden by creating eye-catching focal points that draw attention and add detail to your outside space. Cleverly placed flowerbeds, vegetable patches or uniquely shaped shrubs can add character to your garden, and can also provide the right balance against the clean lines of your paving choice.

Consider vibrant colours and seasonality when choosing your shrubs and flowers, making sure they’ll deliver maximum impact when you need it most.