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  • Naomi Stephens | Permaculture Designer

Revamp Your Garden in Less than an Hour with these Handy Tips

If you're an avid gardener, you'll probably agree that tending to your plants is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic activities you can do. But what if you're pressed for time and can only squeeze in a few minutes for gardening each day? Or what if you simply don't have a lot of space to work with? Fret not! In this blog post, we've compiled some handy tips that can help you revamp your garden in less than an hour. Whether you're looking to add some new plants or spice up your existing ones, these tips are sure to give you some inspiration.

Start with a clean slate

Before you begin revamping your garden, it's important to clear away any debris and give it a good cleaning. This includes getting rid of any dead leaves, weeds, and debris that may have accumulated over time. By starting with a clean slate, you'll be able to better assess what needs to be done and you'll have a fresh canvas to work with.

Pick a focal point

If you've got limited space, you'll want to make the most of it by picking a focal point that draws the eye in. This could be a particularly eye-catching flower, a fountain, or a unique garden ornament. Once you've picked your focal point, you can then work on arranging the rest of your plants and flowers around it.

Use containers

Containers are a great way to add some extra greenery to your garden without taking up a lot of space. They're also perfect if you have limited sunlight or if you want to create a mini garden on your balcony or patio. You can use a variety of containers, from traditional pots to repurposed items like teacups or mason jars. Just make sure the plants you choose match the size of the container.

Play with colors

A well-designed garden will incorporate different colors and textures to create an overall harmonious look. Pair plants together or head to the garden nursery and buy some already grown. If you're not sure where to start, try using a color wheel to pick complimentary colors. For example, yellow and purple make a great contrasting pair, as do red and green. You can also experiment with different textures by including plants with varying leaf shapes and sizes.

Make it functional

If you're short on space, it's important to make your garden as functional as possible.

For example, instead of having plant pots all over the ground, you could create a vertical garden by using a trellis to your wall and planting climbing plants like beans or peas.

This would create more floor place for you to place other functional items like tables and chairs, a bench, or small seating area where you can relax and enjoy your hard work.


Revamping your garden doesn't have to be a big undertaking. By following these handy tips, you can transform your garden in less than an hour and create a space that's both beautiful and functional. Remember to start with a clean slate, pick a focal point, use containers, play with colors, and make it functional. With a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease, you'll have a garden that you can be proud of in no time. Happy gardening!

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