If you think your garden is shady it may be time for you to give it a little light. Assess your garden and think what you need to do to bring in natural light to your garden. It may be because of a dead tree or a dying tree that you can’t let go of. Maybe it is time to let it go and invite positivity in your space. If you’ve got a tree like that it may be the one covering the space in dimness. If you need a Tree Surgeon Stroud service click on the link to learn how to contact them.  


If you don’t have a big tree that is blocking the sun it may be because of building or structures in your garden. Here are some ideas you can try to bring in light to your garden.  

  • Plant bright or light colored plants and flowers.  

Light colored plants and flowers, can bring light into the dark part of your garden is it can capture or reflect light pretty nicely. You can totally have that dim part of your garden bursting in vibrant colors that will make it light and airy in there.  

  • Try decorative mirrors in the garden.  

Just like the first point using decorative mirrors can bring you the best light when it reflects natural light. Be aware though that the mirrors also reflect views so put a thought on the placement of your mirror if you go this way. You can have the frames of the mirror mimic your garden or you can paint it a light color to brighten the space even more.  

  • White Paint is your best friend 

You can paint white the walls or other decorative objects like the trellis and the patio and the arbors because this will cheer up the space and bring light into it. If you have an already dark space and you choose dark colors it will close the space even more.   

  • Choose light rocks.  

Light colored rocks are perfect garden decors because they feel and look like they are part of the flora and fauna environment. You can add this to your garden and the detail this light colored rocks bring can be good for your garden. If you want to have a gravel path choose light colored ones or anything that has light and great in reflecting light.   

Basically, if you want your garden to have more light and become a more open space make sure to add bright and light colors to your garden. You can go crazy with the light items and plants because you already have a dim space to work with. A garden should make you feel refreshed and relaxed and you can have this with a well- lit garden. If your garden is dark and gloomy there is a feeling of foreboding you don’t want to have and feel. So, there that is how you make the garden space brighter and lighter. If that doesn’t work you can add fairy light and or lamp posts.