With many weddings being cancelled due to COVID, many young couples are now putting their foot on the property ladder. Instead of having a big expensive wedding, 3 out of 5 are reallocating wedding budgets for a house deposit instead.
A major selling point for first time buyers is an outdoor space! A lot of young people are saving money on their houses by taking on DIY projects in the home as well as the outside of it.
If you are looking to make big changes to your garden, we would always recommend getting a professional in, however, when it comes to improving your outdoor space, there are plenty of easy changes you can make yourself that can completely change the look and feel of your outdoor space.
DIY Garden Projects
Creating a new garden path is a great project you can do yourself. A garden path connecting a garden to the home it belongs to provides a practical way to navigate the space and adds an eye-catching design feature. This is a simple and cheap way of changing areas of your garden, quickly and easily.
Another way to improve your garden yourself is by making your garden wildlife friendly. If DIY is your style making bird boxes or bird feeders. If you’re looking to make your garden a wildlife haven, you could even plant certain plants to attract insects, such as flowers like coneflower and Asters, which attract pollinators.
Patio & Paving
If you’re not moving into a new build, you might find that the patio in your new home needs replacing or that a patio needs to be laid. A new patio is an investment for your home and a great way to make more out of your outdoor space. Like many home improvements, you can spend as much or as little as you like but with patios, you often get what you pay for 80% of the cost of a new patio is made up of the sub-base ground preparation. Creating a small patio in your garden can be done as a DIY job, but you need to make sure you have the time and skills to do it.
New paving in your front or back garden is a great way to give your outdoor space a fresh feel, it doesn’t have to be expensive either. There are cost effective paving options for any budget that don’t come at the cost of looks either. When you begin transforming your garden, it’s always worth figuring out any areas that could potentially be used as seating areas. Adding a paved section into your garden is an easy way of creating a liveable that’s great for summer BBQs or extra space for tables and chairs.
If DIY isn’t for you or you need some extra help with your paving and outdoor space, contact us on 01452 380887 or visit www.mpgroundworks.co.uk/domestic/