As summer approaches, many Brits are eagerly preparing to spend more time in their gardens. Ross Lee, a gardening enthusiast, has taken things a step further by transforming his garden into a tranquil haven that has left his neighbours envious. Ross shared a video of his garden transformation on TikTok, and it’s so impressive that people can hardly believe it’s the same space. He started working on his garden in 2016 when he first moved into the house, and it took him ten months to complete.
Initially, the garden was a bit boring, with a simple path down the middle, grass on either side, and a small shed. There were no flowers or plants in sight. However, Ross had bigger plans for the space and began transforming it into the tranquil haven it is today. He created flower beds, added plenty of greenery, and got rid of the boring grass, replacing it with posh garden furniture. He added a picnic table and a wooden pergola with even more flowers growing around it. A blossom tree and a few water features made all the difference too – in fact, the garden looked barely recognisable.
Getting rid of the shed freed up more room for plants and flowers. Ross has continued to add new flowers and water features every year since he began the transformation, and the garden has become less maintenance-intensive than when it was mostly grass. “The only thing I have to do is cut back perennials in winter and water in summer, that’s it,” he said.
Ross’s garden transformation has impressed many gardening enthusiasts, who have praised his skills. One person commented, “Omg your garden is so pretty. I would sit there all day and not go in.” Another wrote, “Finally, a garden that’s not all grey with a flat lawn.” Someone else wrote, “I was certain it would be AstroTurf and grey fences.”
Ross’s garden transformation is an inspiration to anyone looking to spruce up their outdoor space. With a bit of creativity and effort, it’s possible to transform a dull garden into a tranquil haven that will leave your neighbours envious.