Great Ways to Make the Most of Your Garden

Your garden is like the cherry on the cake of your home. If you get it right, the garden can act as another room where you should be proud to entertain guests. Not only that but a bit of outdoor space can give you a place to relax and enjoy and get a little bit of solitude. That is, even if you live in the middle of the city, to really enhance your garden, you need to treat it as though it were another room. That means you need to consider the layout and the décor, among other things. Your garden can speak volumes about the type of person you are, so let your garden do the right kind of talking with these tips on…

Great way to make the most of your garden!

Flowers and Plants

Creating borders and planting a lot of plants and flowers can give your garden a beautiful touch. However, if you are not really into gardening, are a novice, or simply do not have the space with a small enclosed patio area, why not do the next best thing and buy some beautiful pots and have a lot of potted plants. When the flowers die away in the winter, you will still have the pots to make the place look attractive. Even if your space is quite shady, there are still plenty of options for you. Just take a look at some plants that actually like the shade. In larger gardens, you may find planting a tree a great way to add a living feature. Be mindful of soil erosion to make sure that your plants and trees stay healthy. If you have a large grassy garden, remember to keep the grass trimmed to accentuate the plants you have. You can use lawn care services to do this for you.

Make Different Zones

If you have the space for it making different zones is a great way to maximize the use of your garden. You can have a patio area or graveled areas, with chairs and a table for guests as one zone. You could have a zen meditation zone with a small water feature for another. How about a benched area for reading with a trellis overhead to enclose you. There are plenty of great ways to achieve this effect, from trellises with creeping plants to raised or stepped borders with plants growing high overhead.

Garden Ornaments

A great way to make a statement is to invest in some garden ornaments. There is a wide variety of choices these days, from wooden sculptures of horses to silver balls of varying sizes dotted about. There are also metal sculptures and sound pieces such as chimes which can work all in a meditation zone. In smaller gardens, mirrors are a great option. They have the effect of making the space appear larger. You can be as subtle or as blatant as you like with ornaments, and if you like gnomes or other fun figurines, why not get a few. Remember, you can use your garden to express part of your personality in a way that you can on the inside of your home.

 

 

 

Libby

Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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