As we head into the winter months, getting your garden ready for the summer is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, there’s never been a better time to start putting your plans for a garden makeover into action if you’re looking to get the absolute most out of your outdoor space next year!


Redesigning your garden, however, can give you just as much to think about as redecorating your home – it’s understandably all a little bit overwhelming, especially if you find yourself getting stuck for ideas.


So, to give you a place to start, here are just a few of our top garden makeover ideas for 2022.


Decide On A Theme


You’ll find it far easier to bring your whole garden makeover together if you have a more general idea of the direction that you’d like to take – why not decide on a particular theme?

Coming up with a theme and subtly applying it throughout your garden makeover will leave the final product feeling beautifully tied together and well co-ordinated. There are themes to suit every garden, whether you’re looking to stay modern and on-trend or keep your garden traditional. A popular modern theme is Mediterranean, characterised by contemporary outdoor furnishings, warm lighting, fire pits, sleek paving and minimal greenery, making it a great option for those who don’t have too much green space to play with.

On the other hand, those who wish to keep it traditional might go for a less landscaping-heavy option, such as a wildflower garden complete with water features, plenty of plants and shrubbery and brick pathways.

Whatever you decide, choosing a subtle theme for your garden is a great way to begin generating ideas.

Exercise Your Green Fingers

No garden can reach its full potential without occasional maintenance.

Whilst gardening may seem like a hobby that comes with plenty to learn and hours of work, there are ways to adapt your garden in line with your level of gardening skill. A space with heavier landscaping and less room for plants or flowers is an ideal route for those who don’t particularly want to spend hours gardening each week. However, if you’ve never tried gardening for yourself, why not give it a go? You may just find that it’s your new favourite hobby.

Some plants are a little more low-maintenance than others, so be sure to ask for advice at your local garden centre when deciding which plants and flowers to put into your garden. Vegetables are also a great investment – there’s nothing quite as satisfying as cooking with vegetables that you’ve grown for yourself!

Don’t forget to pick up the right garden tools, too!

Find Space To Relax

No garden is complete without a space where you are able to sit and enjoy it.

For many, this could be as simple as including a patio area with an outdoor dining set or investing in sun loungers for the part of your garden that gets the most rays during the day. However, there are plenty of ways to do this – it’s all about what suits you.

Perhaps most common when it comes to creating space to enjoy your garden is the installation of decking or a patio area, where you are able to select a great garden furniture set. These areas are ideal for anyone planning to use their garden as space not just to relax, but to entertain, too.

For those looking to enjoy their garden a little more peacefully, why not set up a small sitting area in your favourite corner of the garden? Perhaps near a water feature or under a tree?

Don’t Forget The Paving

High-quality paving adds structure and finish to any garden, so it’s certainly worth taking this into account when planning the redesign of your garden.

Here at M&C Paving North East, we offer a varied range of brickwork packages to suit the client’s requirements. With our experience and knowledge, we assist clients through the entire process whether it is for commercial, domestic or an industrial project the team at M&C Paving are here to help.

Do you need a quote? Contact us today and we will ensure that you get a quote that you’re happy with. We ensure all our customers no matter how big or small their project is, we provide the same customer service to ensure complete satisfaction.


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If you’re a professional, enthusiastic and hard-working individual with a penchant for paving and landscaping, you may be a good fit for the team. Get in touch today to find out more about this great new role within our highly-established team.