Have you spring-cleaned your courtyard yet? Spring is a great time to garden, see things afresh and take stock of what is working and what’s not. The great thing about a courtyard is the speed in which transformations can take place. It is literally a weekend’s job in most cases, so think about a few of these ideas to revitalise your outdoor space. And for renters, remember some of these elements can also be packed up and moved if you change abodes.
Clean – before you get to work, give everything a good clean. Water blast paving, weed, remove cobwebs and freshen paintwork with some sugar soap of a fresh coat Remove dead foliage from plants, trim overgrown shrubs back and then start your rearrange without the conforms of your previous design, seeing each space with fresh eyes.
Colour – We are all motivated by colour. It can calm, inspire, and activate us. Choose a colour that’s going to bring you joy and make it a feature, repeating it with flowers, pots, soft furnishings and so on. You may choose to add a contrasting colour or complementary colour to build on the scheme.