It’s time to make the most out of your outdoor space. Your garden should be a place where you can relax and unwind, either by yourself or with friends and family. Taking pride in this area of your property can be incredibly beneficial to your physical and mental health, and it can also add value when you sell.
All it takes is a little hard work, and you’ll be impressing visitors as well as anyone who passes by. You might even discover a brand new hobby.
Gardening, as well as getting some fresh air, can be incredibly therapeutic.
Here are some tips on achieving a more beautiful garden space…
Create a Welcoming Entrance
First things first, you’ll want to create an inviting entrance and general welcoming atmosphere to your outside area. You can do this by:
Creating a Path –
Paths are important because they lead your guests to where they can sit and enjoy themselves in the garden. If you have grassy areas, consider adding stepping stones or bricks for them to walk on instead of walking directly on top of the grass.
Add some benches, outside sofas or chairs so people can sit down and relax. You could also add small tables if needed. Make sure to have enough seats for everyone but don’t overload your garden unnecessarily as it might look crowded, which won’t be good from a visual or practical perspective.
If you have responsibility for neighbouring fences, or are in agreement with your neighbours, you can update them to go better with the overall look of your garden. You can also add some trellis to an existing fence in order to make your side prettier. Small fencing around plants and ponds will also be great for both safety and decorative purposes.
By adding some life, you can make your garden beautiful. Experiment by planting flowers, trees, shrubs and herbs. You can also plant vegetables in your garden. By using a vegtrug planter, you can grow things anywhere you want. You won’t be limited to just grassy areas, in fact, you don’t even need to have a garden at all – enabling you to add a little greenery to areas such as balconies instead.
Who knows, perhaps growing vegetables could become your new obsession! It’s definitely a healthy hobby to have.
Add Some Colour
Choose a range of plants in different colours, heights, and shapes. This will give your garden more visual interest and make it feel like an extension of the home.
A tip for easier maintenance is to look for plants that are happy in your climate; they should be hardy enough to survive the winter months without needing special care or extra protection from frost or snow damage
Garden decorations can help add colour, some even double up as support for growing or climbing plants, enabling you to put them in more locations – and better areas for receiving sunlight.
Make It Cosy
If you want your garden to feel cosy, try adding some features that add to the atmosphere. You can do this by adding blankets or using a fire pit.
Warming features such as patio heaters, a chiminea or a fire pit allow you to host garden gatherings during late evenings and cooler seasons. There are numerous styles to match the way you envision your garden. They’ll provide a source of light too, so place furniture nearby and watch guests battle for the cosiest seat!
Don’t forget to add some storage such as a box or shed so that unneeded furniture or blankets can be stored away. This way, you can be sure that your garden doesn’t become too cluttered. The storage box could also provide extra seating space.
Sheltering areas with parasols or gazebo-style covering can help with keeping in warmth and avoiding unexpected rain, or even harsh sunlight on a particularly nice day.
Let There Be Light
You could also add some outdoor lights to switch on when it gets darker so people can see where they’re going. Safety is especially important if you have a pond area that people could trip and fall into, it might even save your plants from being accidentally trampled!
Certain lights can emphasise your plants and bushes. Create beautiful light and shadow effects using spotlights that you place into the ground.
For simplicity, draping some fairy lights over your fence or a tree is an easy way to get that cosy atmosphere.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to decorating your garden. We know that it can be a daunting task, but with the right planning and inspiration, you can create something beautiful and invite.