Paint Paint Paint
I always underestimate how a simple coat of paint can transform a garden space. I picked up a few pots of Ronseal Fence Life in my local DIY store to paint my fences. It came highly recommended from a friend and it was reduced to only €14.99 for 5 Litres which was a mini win for me. Upcycling my fences with a bit of paint made them look like new. Replacing the old fences with new ones would have cost a lot more.
To add a pop of colour and life to my garden, I picked up some beautiful and reasonably priced plants in my local Lidl. They have a great range of bedding and plants available in store at great prices and they plant really well in any garden. We needed some new plants to brighten up our flower beds that we already have in place, so these came in very handy.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than dining outside and taking advantage of the warmer weather during the summertime. We are currently on the lookout for a nice BBQ so we can indulge in some dinners al fresco during the warmer evenings. We came across some great offers on BBQs and chimneys in my nearest Home Store + More with selected garden furniture 50% off this month. A Smoker BBQ caught our eye and it is reduced to only €130 from €260. It’s a great price and it would be the perfect addition to our garden.
Accessories are key
Set a nice ambience in your garden by adding some beautiful garden décor and lighting around your space. I picked up some LED Solar Lights to hang across the top of my newly painted fences. Although they are only a small part of the garden, they create a nice summer vibe and they look gorgeous at night-time.
Time to Relax
Any type of garden furniture needs to be treated as an investment, regardless of your budget. Due to our not so predictable Irish weather, we must ensure that the furniture will last at least a couple of years. I found some gorgeous outdoor furniture from outdoorfurniture.ie which I have added to my wish-list. Some of their items have up to 48% off! We purchased some really nice furniture last year, so we don’t need to replace them just yet, but shop around, especially on online sites for the best deals.