If you’re looking at your garden and thinking that it needs to have some TLC, now is the perfect time of year to get stuck in.

But what features could you add to your garden to make it somewhere you want to spend time? One thing that appears to be making a comeback is rockeries, according to British garden centres.

The Guardian reported that both garden centres and designers have noted a growing number of people are looking to add rockeries to their outdoor spaces. There are two main reasons why this feature is appealing.

Firstly, they make an excellent environment for wildlife and, possibly more importantly for busy homeowners, they are easy to maintain.

Mark Sage, head of horticulture at Wyevale, commented: “Gardeners have increasingly busy lifestyles and appreciate the low maintenance and Instagrammable aesthetic [of a rockery].”

He added that there are many ways to adapt a rockery to suit the colour scheme and design of your garden, such as introducing plants like heather which has become a firm favourite in today’s rockeries.

If you aren’t sure where to start with a rockery, get some help with groundworks in Lancashire to get your project started.

But if you’re not quite ready for such a major project, you might just want some small things you can do to spruce up your outdoor space. Joe Swift recently offered some advice on how to start thinking about garden design in Country Living.

He suggested that you should be bold with your choices, make sure you don’t block out the sun, and to use whatever space you have, even if it’s only small.