Is your garden looking a little lackluster? Maybe you’d like to spruce it up, but don’t exactly know how to?

Your garden should be your outdoor sanctuary, so the last thing you want is a space that looks drab and uninviting.

But how do you fix your garden without doing a complete rehaul? Read on to discover the top 5 tips to brighten up your garden.

1. Add Splashes of Color

Obviously, planting a wider variety of flowers can brighten up your garden quite a bit. However, not everyone has room for this in their budget or their schedule.

But don’t worry, there are other simple ways to add splashes of color to your garden.

Here are a few simple, cost-effective ideas:

  • Put a small, colored fence around a veggie garden or flower bed
  • Place several decorative and colorful stepping stones throughout your garden
  • Paint old tin soup cans and add some colorful plants
  • Add a colorful seating area, or just a colorful hammock
  • Add some colorful urn water features
  • Build a display of some brightly colored bird houses

2. Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can help to brighten up your garden, both literally and metaphorically.

Plus, outdoor lighting gives you the opportunity to entertain guests in your garden space well into the wee hours of the night.

You can opt for colored lights if you really want to give your garden a boost and make it a fun atmosphere for kids. Or, hanging fairy lights from a parasol can be a great way to give your garden a somewhat magical, cozy feeling.

3. Attract Some Wildlife

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Of course, adding some more living, breathing life to your garden is another great way to spruce it up a bit.

An easy, inexpensive way to attract wildlife to your garden is to install a bird bath, bird feeder, or bird house. In fact, making your own bird house is quite simple and can make for a fun project with your kids.

And if you really want to add some extra oomph, don’t be afraid to paint them in bright colors.

However, since you only want to attract wildlife that’s going to help your garden, if you ever notice pests, make sure to get in touch with a local and reputable pest control service.

4. Chandelier Planter

If you have an old, clunky chandelier collecting dust in your garage, then make good use of it by turning it into hanging plant!

This is a very simple project anyone can do. Instead of light fixtures, put clay pots in the arms of the chandelier. Just make sure to use a strong adhesive to  attach the pots so they stay in place.

5. Fake Grass

Fake grass can be especially great for those who live in an area with long winter months or for those who have grass in their garden that can’t seem to grow properly in the rain or in the shade.

Artificial grass can really spruce up your garden, and it’s great for kids and pets as well. Plus, it stays green in all kinds of weather!