The New Daily has provided some top tips on how to improve your outdoor living space this Spring, with help from our Senior Interior Designer, Mitra Whittle."A good way to start improving these spaces is to clean up the garden. It's time to de-clutter,’’ Mitra suggests. “Get rid of dead or tired looking plants and unwanted pots.” Mitra believes that householders can “break up blank walls” by installing “some potted sculptural plants such as yuccas and aloe trees or grass trees”.  “For more a traditional look a potted citrus tree with rich, glossy green leaves makes an easy-to-care-for addition,’’ Mitra says. “And that’s not to mention, how they will reap the rewards when these trees fruit.”Mitra says if the homeowner has limited space or if they have an unsightly fence in view, they should try to create a vertical garden. “You can even grow herbs for a functional and visually appealing garden,” she says. Another “easy fix” to help boost the outside entertaining space is “to strip and re-stain tired decking, making it look good as new”.Step one? Clean up the garden.Replacing damaged or dated outdoor furniture is another option. “Hit your local lifestyle centre or home improvement store and invest in some new outdoor furniture,” Mitra says.View the full article here for more tips.

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