A GARDENING expert has revealed free ways Brits can give their gardens a total makeover within minutes.
Angela Slater has dished out her top tips for transforming outdoor spaces – without any budget.
A gardening expert has given her top free garden tipsCredit: Alamy
Angela says Brits should repurpose what they already have at hand – like old wellington bootsCredit: Alamy
As the UK begins to heat up for summer Brits will be spending more and more time outdoors.
And Ms Slater says the smallest of things can make a huge difference to your space.
Her number one top tip which doesn’t cost a penny is to spring clean your garden before the busy barbeque season.
She says everyone should throw away all of their rubbish and clear away any clutter.
Any hard surface should be power-hosed and the grass should be cut.
Ms Slater, from Hayes Garden World, told the Express: “Having a lovely spot outdoors to sit and enjoy the company of family and friends doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but you do need to be a little bit handy at DIY.
“If you’re not practical, rope in your family and friends with the promise of a party once the transformation is complete.”
Her next top tip to save money is to repurpose broken pots, old wellies and vegetable baskets.
She explained: “Keep your broken terracotta pots as these can make a lovely feature planted with succulents.
“Arrange all the large pieces of broken pot, fill the gaps with a 50/50 mixture of compost and horticultural grit and then plant up with succulents or small alpines. Finally, top dress with a layer of grit.
“An old colander or vegetable basket can be used as a hanging basket. Look for the large packs of bedding in the supermarket and introduce some small evergreen shrubs, conifers and grasses to bulk out the annual bedding.
“All you have to do each season is fill the gaps with bedding. If you have any old wellies or walking boots lying around, these can make great containers for annual bedding plants.”