Transform your outdoor space into a green oasis

Spending time in the great outdoors is a proven mood booster – yet for those of us who are time poor or simply don’t have the space, maintaining a garden may seem unrealistic or too big of a commitment.

We’re here to tell you bringing a little bit of nature into your outdoor space doesn’t need to be a big undertaking. A pop of green is a great way to breathe new life into a tired area; and whether it’s a backyard, courtyard or balcony, any outdoor space has the potential to become a haven from the daily hustle.

If you want to make the most out of your outdoor space, but are not sure where to start, here are our top 5 tips!

Start a vegetable or herb garden

Have access to fresh produce year-round and save some money on the weekly shop, with a veggie or herb garden. If you’re low on space, growing strawberries or a tomato plant are great options. Our friends at Yates Gardening have some amazing green tips - from the best plants to grow each season to how to grow the juiciest citris fruits.

Want to further reduce your carbon footprint? Start a compost and provide your garden with amazing nutrients.

Flower beds

Perfect for those who have limited outdoor space, a flower bed can be as wild or as refined as you choose. Whether you want to start with established plants or watch as your own seedlings blossom, flowers are a chance to get creative with both varieties and their pots – with the added bonus of visits from local bees and butterflies.

Looking to match your timber garden beds to your home or bring some more colour to your outdoor space? Check out our blog on how to paint your garden beds using our Timbercolour range.

Looking for some low-maintenance greenery? Go for succulents

Cactuses and succulents are a resilient and low-maintenance alternative to flowers as they require less cultivation. They give you the benefit of greenery without requiring the level of care flowers need.

Not a green thumb? Add a pop of green with some colourful outdoor cushions

Psychologically, the colour green is associated with nature and tranquillity. By adding a few green décor items such as cushions, your outdoor space can evoke a feeling of nature and relaxation without plants – and on sunny days butterflies will still visit your cushions if they’re vibrant enough.

Now that the garden is looking lush, revitalise & protect your timber with Cabot’s

Well-maintained timber naturally complements greenery and adds a sense of being closer to nature. Refresh and protect your outdoor timber with our range of oils and stains, and ensure your deck, outdoor furniture or rustic planters are looking their best and can withstand the elements. Check out our Exterior Projects for more tips on revitalising your timber.