Eight low-maintenance ways to transform your garden, from tools to accessories

Sprucing up your garden doesn’t have to be hard work (Picture:

For many of us, gardening is a bit of a chore.

It seems like no matter how hard you weed and water, your patch of lawn stays looking just as scrubby and sad as ever.

But don’t worry.

Simple outdoors accessories, clever garden gadgets, and pretty, low-maintenance planting can completely change the look of your garden, without you even lifting a finger.

And of course, after all that hard work, you’ll need a place to sit and relax…

Read on to discover our top picks of furniture, tools and accessories to help you overhaul your outdoor space.

Arched Mirror

Mirror mirror on the wall

Create a sense of space in your garden with this weathered-effect arched mirror which is both decorative, and light-increasing in a small space.

Buy it for £20 from Wilko.

Steel Oval Vence Trough

Hello dolly

Boost your home’s kerb appeal with some chic window boxes. With a vintage design modelled on a Victorian dolly tub, the oval Vence Trough will suit period and contemporary windows alike.

Available for pre-order or delivery from £20 from Garden Trading.

Apolima Rattan effect egg chair

This chair looks eggs-tra comfy

After the craze of the hanging chair, this deep and cocooning egg chair feels reassuringly sturdy and bang on trend – grab one while you can!

Buy it for £411 from B&Q.

Sweet Pea ‘Easton Walled Garden Mix’

Easy peasy (Picture: Fred Cholmeley)

While you may not be able to visit the sweet pea season at Easton Walled Gardens in Grantham until June 23, you can grow the seeds harvested there for your very own slice of Easton at home.

Buy it for £3.50 from Visit Easton.

Habitat boho metal hammock

Sway with me

This black steel-frame metal hammock makes a stylishly affordable update to your garden for summer, and the frame can be taken apart and stored over winter, too.

Buy it for £60 from Habitat.

Magnolia Stellata

What a star (Picture: Picasa)

The magnolia seems especially magnificent this year – and every garden can make room for one of the smaller varieties.

Magnolia Stellata is small and delicate, with white, star-like flowers and a delicate scent. Order one now to plant ready for next year’s flowering.

Available from £34.99 from Crocus.

Electric lawn scarifier and aerater

Get your lawn in order

Get your lawn sorted, fast, with this handy gadget which does the job of a rake and scarifier, and also aerates your lawn, all in one go – and without any of the muscle required doing it by hand.

Buy it for £69.99 from Aldi (online only).

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