Having a garden already puts you in the category of lucky people. With the concrete jungle completely overtaking the world, having your own garden can prove to be a blessing. You always have a piece of nature with you and a way to enjoy the outdoors without travelling anywhere. If you want to use the potential of your garden fully, you definitely need to take advantage of these tips and ideas.
1. Take a look at your garden shed
All too often, we only remember our garden shed when we need something from it. We barely pay any attention to it or to decorating it. This is because the garden itself always seems more important. Your shed could have a great impact over the final look of your garden, though.
You should think about renovating your shed so that it matches the design of the rest of your garden. Repaint it, choose different colours, and think of creative ways to put away your tools. As well as that, clean your gardening equipment and get rid of the things that are too rusty to use.
2. Go for asymmetry
For so long, the main trend when it comes to decorating your garden was to make everything perfect. Things simply needed to fit together perfectly and every detail needed to have a purpose in the garden. Though these designs are beautiful, they’re simply too much. Sometimes they can even beat the fun of gardening and decorating, as the point is to enjoy your space, not stress over every little detail.
That being said, you should go for asymmetry. This is a new and popular way of decorating your garden which simply says: “screw perfection.” Things can be beautiful even without everything being calculated and thought through. Adding just the right amount of asymmetry to your garden will make it look modern and unique. Of course, you’ll need to make sure that the asymmetry is consistent, so that your design doesn’t look like it was done accidentally or like it’s a mistake.
3. Invite nature’s critters
What’s the point of having a garden if there are no birds and frogs around? You can change this by adding a birdbath or feeder to the garden, as well as a toad house. Not only do these accessories make the garden more beautiful and cuter, but they also tell nature’s children they are welcome there. Birds and toads aren’t only useful for aesthetics. They’re actually very important for the ecosystem of your garden as they eat everything that could harm your plants.
Insects will no longer be a problem. Plus, you’ll get to wake up to the sound of birds chirping every morning. When watering your garden, you’ll get to stumble upon adorable toads and frogs. All of this will just make your days more enjoyable.
4. Play with shade
The shade is a very important factor for any backyard. You don’t want to have to put up with the sun, wind, or rain. Introducing a shade system to your garden could also give it a unique look that anyone would love. You could go for the conventional shade sails and pergolas, but if you want a more modern look, definitely think about installing opening roof systems. This way, you have full control over how open your garden is and how much sun or shade it gets.
With these systems, you’ll have a fully functional outdoor and indoor space all in one. When the weather is bad, you can simply close your garden and still enjoy its beauty without any inconveniences. If you’re a social butterfly, this also means that you’ll get to host amazing gatherings and parties. You’ll turn your garden into a true party venue with just one simple addition.
5. You can’t go wrong with flowers
Decorating nature with nature is never a bad idea. Adding flowers and flowering plants is just what you need to do if you want to beautify your garden. To make things pop, use lots of colours. Luckily, there are plenty of different flowers available so you can easily come up with a design that suits you and your garden best.
Don’t be afraid to create coloured patterns with your flowers, either. You can tell a whole story of your garden with just the flowers you choose. On the other hand, if you’re aiming for a more systematic and Zen approach, go for as much greenery as you can. Green is very soothing for the eyes and the mind and will make your garden beautiful in a whole new way.
As you can see, there are many ways your garden can shine with new beauty. Just because you haven’t been paying attention to it for a while doesn’t mean that there’s no hope for it at all. Your garden can be more than just pretty if you put in the effort and hard work. Don’t be afraid of your own creativity and try to approach your garden like a puzzle. You’re more than likely to end up with results beyond your expectations.