Easy Ways to Update Your Garden

As the days continue to get longer and we wait for some much-needed sunshine, it’s time to give your garden some TLC after the winter months. Whether you have a large space or a small area to tend to, there are plenty of easy ways to update your outdoor sanctuary this year.

To inspire you we’ve put together some simple ways to update your garden without breaking the bank. Read on to see what’s available at Cannon Park.

Clean up and decorate

A good place to start is clearing your outdoor space of any debris that’s built up over the previous colder months. Give the area a sweep and clean and add some decorative items and solar lights.

Tesco – Heavy Duty Outdoor Dustpan And Brush Set – £5.00

Tesco – Stainless Steel Hand Weeder – £2.50

Bargain Buys – 4 Solar Stake Lights – Butterflies or Daisy designs – See prices in-store

Bargain Buys – 3D Rainbow Suncatcher – See prices in-store

Add instant blooms

Add instant colour to your garden with hanging baskets. Choose seasonal plants that are in bloom when you buy them (or have a go at growing tomatoes in them!) and hang from your fencing. There are plenty of styles to choose from, including traditional baskets, such as those available at Wilko or go bright with Bargain Buys’ range of bright tin pails.

Bargain Buys – Mini Hanging Basket Planters 3 Pack – £3.00

Wilko – 30cm Seagrass Cone Hanging Basket – £6.00

Wilko – 30cm Grey Wicker Hanging Basket – £5.00

Wilko – St Helens Hanging Basket Bracket – £17.50

Bargain Buys – Large Tin Pails in Yellow and Blue – £4.00 each

Bargain Buys – Small Pink Tin Pail – £2.00

Freshen up your fencing

Freshen up your fencing with a fresh coat of paint to instantly give your garden a lift. Create a calming space with blue tones or go for a more traditional brown. It’s not expensive to transform your fence with paint either – Wilko‘s Cuprinol Ducksback paint range is now just £10.00 (selected colours, see in-store for full details).

Wilko – Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback Exterior Wood Paint 5L in Harvest Brown – £10.00

Wilko – Cuprinol Garden Shades Exterior Paint 1L in Cornflower – £10.00

Wilko – Cuprinol Garden Shades Exterior Paint 1L in Sage – £10.00

Grow from seed

For an eco-friendly way to grow from scratch, Wilko has some great Clever Pots sets that include durable and reusable growing pots.

Wilko – Clever Pots Edibles Sow and Grow Kit – £6.00 each

Growing flowers and vegetables from seed is more cost-effective than buying established plants. It’s also really easy to do! Check out Bargain Buys wide range of seeds, including a butterfly and bee friendly mix, and spicy and aromatic vegetable seeds.

Bargain Buys – Butterfly & Bee Friendly Seeds and Spicy & Aromatic Vegetable Seeds – See prices in-store

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.