Regardless of what condition your garden happens to be in right now, there are plenty of things you can do to improve its appearance. Here are three simple steps you can take to revamp a drab outdoor space. 

Replace the garden fence

After a few years of being exposed to the elements, most garden fences end up looking a bit worn out. If yours is faded, dirty and damaged, with broken pickets and loose panels, you might want to consider having it replaced; a well-made fence can make even the most unkempt of gardens look significantly better. 

When shopping for fencing supplies, there are several factors which you'll need to take into consideration; these include the cost of the product, the amount of long-term maintenance certain fence materials require and the purpose of the fence (for instance, will it be purely decorative, or do you want it to offer a high level of security and privacy, too?). If you're on a limited budget, make sure to take the cost of installation into account as well; unless you're a bit of a DIY expert, you'll probably need to have your fence fitted by a professional fencing contractor. 

In terms of colour choices, darker-coloured wooden fencing is an excellent choice for those who want a relatively low-maintenance garden boundary, as it won't show up dirt and grime quite as quickly as lighter woods. White or very pale shades are, however, great for brightening up a small or gloomy garden, and so they may be a good option if your outdoor space is very dark and cramped (provided you're willing to clean your fencing regularly). 

Prune or remove overgrown trees and plants

One of the quickest ways to revamp your garden is to prune back or remove overgrown trees. Low-hanging branches can often block out the sunlight and make a garden look quite dreary. This lack of light may also prevent the plants positioned underneath the tree to grow to their full potential. If you have this problem in your outdoor space, spend an afternoon cutting back the offending branches. If, however, you would prefer to have the entire tree removed, it's best to pay a professional arborist to do this job for you. 

Any plants that are looking limp or are nearing the end of their life should also be removed and replaced with fresh, young seedlings. Excessively dense, but otherwise healthy, plants should be pruned back.