TRANSFORMING YOUR OUTSIDE SPACE
With summer fast approaching, day-to-day living is often relocated outside to our gardens and patios. Whether we’re basking in the sun, hosting BBQs, or just spending time with our families, our outside spaces become important places for many in the warmer months.
You may be dreaming of transforming your outside space into your own slice of paradise. But, where do you start?
Here are some of our tips for enhancing your garden so that you can get the most out of your outside space.
The addition, or upgrade, of a new pathway or patio area can really enhance your garden and make the most of your space.
Choosing the right surface for your outside needs is imperative.
Do you require extra stability?
Are you looking for something which doesn’t require much maintenance?
Don’t want to worry about weed growth?
Sounds like resin bound surfaces are the best match for you and with over 15 years’ experience installing these across the country, we are experts when it comes to offering advice on how to maximise your space with a surface.
Oltco’s Resin Bound blends produce no loose chippings and are anti-slip which is ideal for outdoor play and those who need extra stability. Resin Bound surfaces are SUDS compliant so prevent puddles and also minimise the growth of weeds, so you won’t need to worry about maintaining the beauty of your garden. With a 20 year guarantee, we also provide the confidence that you can enjoy the area for years to come.
Almost as important as the right surface is the right colour. Colour can be used to complement the exterior of your home, brighten up the area and highlight particular features in your garden.
Whether that’s planting bright flowers, giving the shed a lick of paint or adding new decorations, the use of colour can totally transform your outside space. If bright is what you like, you can also add some bright colourful plant pots to really add a pop of colour against the array of flowers!
You can also match your pathways or patio area to the colour scheme of your garden. We offer a wide range of unique colour blends which can also be partnered to create bespoke designs and borders to complement the design of your garden area. All colours reflect our favourite Cornish beaches to create stunning and serene spaces.
It is so satisfying completing a DIY project and getting to admire your handiwork. DIY is a great way of transforming your garden, especially if you are on a budget.
You do not need to be a pro to get in touch with your creative side and there are lots of ways you can decorate your garden with your designs. You can build bird houses or bird feed holders if you want to entice local species to your garden. You can DIY your own hanging baskets or repurpose an old step ladder to create a tiered plant stand which helps to add dimension to your garden.
Let your creativity run wild!
At Oltco, we are passionate about doing what we can to protect the precious environment around us. It is this that inspired us to launch Recycle Bound which utilises waste plastic already in circulation to create stunning pathways and patios. For more information about Recycle Bound, click here.
In addition to sustainable surfacing, there are so many ways that you can create an eco-friendly garden and attract the local wildlife to your outside space.
Plants are a great way to add beauty to your garden, but they are also important tools in establishing an eco-friendly space. Plants like hawthorn produce berries which local birds and bees will love. The presence of bees in our eco-systems is incredibly important for pollination so the more flowers, the better!
We’re always told to purchase local produce as often as we can in order to reduce our carbon footprint, so why don’t you grow your own? You can grow your favourite fruit and veg in your back garden. Plant a few herbs to add some flavour, then you can really enjoy the fruits of your labour!
If you have the space, plant a tree or two. Not only is this great for the environment but you can watch your progress for years to come as it grows from a sapling which is super rewarding!