With summer approaching, there is no better time than now to go outside and work on our gardens. When all the hard work is finished, we will be able to put our feet up and enjoy the colors and fragrances that a well-kept garden can provide.
Here are a few great ideas to get you on the way.
Do a little research
Whether your garden is large or small, you may struggle to know what to do with it. Should it be a flower garden? Do you want to grow crops? Perhaps you have the space to do both. Drive around your local neighborhood or visit your friends and family and see what other people have they done to their gardens. Maybe you will gain some inspiration from the creativity of others, or in the very worst cases, know what you want to avoid.
Hire an expert
Depending on the state of your garden, it may be worth bringing in a landscaping and lawn care expert if extensive care is needed. That way, you will be able to get to work on the areas in the garden that you can manage
Splashes of color around your garden will truly beautify whatever space you have. You don’t always need to plant flowers as vegetables and herbs also give off color, including the pink and purple of thyme, and the yellow flowering of dill. Of course, planting flowers in the ground, or in pots, are always a good idea and are calming to the senses with their beautiful looks and fragrant aromas.
For a larger impact, group your colors around the garden, giving each area a specific theme. Pick your favorite colors and be creative with your designs. Perhaps have an area of your garden with water features and a pond, and your flowers planted in the shape of a boat. Just a thought!
When you are competing with space, you don’t want those pesky weeds popping up all over the place. There are a variety of weedkillers available, although a cheaper option is salted hot water that can do the job just as effectively.
Add new features
Give your garden an extra sense of character by purchasing some new features. These could include the traditional garden gnomes, as well as lighting, wind chimes, bird baths and so on. Whatever your taste, be it animals, religion, or high fantasy, there are statues and sculptures that might look great on your garden.
If you are the creative type, why not add some wall out to the exterior of your house. Maybe you could build a birdhouse, or simply paint some disused pots with colors and designs of your choosing.
After all, you are going to need somewhere to sit after all your hard work is done. You don’t need to sit in the usual lounge chair, as there are many seating options that can bring personality to your garden. From swing seats, dining sets and even garden sofas for added comfort, there are many options available.