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3 Ways to Brighten Up Your Garden this Week

If eDecks’ ruled the world they’d banish dull gardens for good! Adding a bit of colour into your garden needn’t be expensive, a strategic splash of paint can do the trick. To help you out, here’s three ways you can brighten up your garden this week.

Give Your Plant Pots a Makeover…

Plant pots

Fallen out of love with your garden décor? Update it in a flash by giving your plant pots a lick of paint. If you’ve got leftover paint from when you were decorating the house this is a great way to use it up. If you don’t already have paint around the home, most DIY stores can set you up with smaller sample pots of paint free of large or for a small free. If you have you kids why not by get them involved as a fun way to keep them entertained at the weekend?

Bright, primary colours give your garden a lively, fun edge. Don’t hold back on patterns or funky designs – if you don’t like how it turns out you can always paint over them and start again!

If you’ve got an artistic flair, visit the local craft store for art supplies like sequins, ribbons and buttons that you can use to turn a humble plant pot into a work of art.


….Or Make Your Own Plant Pots

welly planters
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Why buy pots at all when you can make your own from everyday objects that have outlived their use. Wellington boots make great planters – try setting yours on your doorstep for a welcoming way to invite guests or use your welly boots to give a dull fence some personality.

You can turn just about anything into a plant pot! Get creative and start looking about the house to see if you can recycle any unloved items. We love this cute teacup plant pot as a quirky touch:

cup planter

Brighten-Up Dull Decking


Dull decking bringing you down? You can easily breathe new life into your deck with a coat of varnish or a timber stain.

A well maintained deck will give your summer garden a polished appearance. All you need to do is wait for a dry afternoon (this will be the biggest challenge) then devote some time to cleaning your deck first. Once it’s spick and span, give it a coat of wood varnish or a protective deck stain to refresh the colour of your wood. As an added bonus, adding varnish or a stain will also protect your decking timber from rot and decay over time.

Now that your decking has been restored to its former glory you can go wild with handing lights, stencils and paint, climbing pants like ivy or large feature potted plants. The choice is yours!


Find all the gardening supplies you need at low, discounted prices online at eDecks. Shop the range today.

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