No need to overwhelm yourself with huge backyard projects. Garden and outdoor space can be a serene place where you find balance and a piece of mind while enjoying your hobbies and surroundings.
1. Set Up a Mini Patch
Setting up a mini green space is important for your wellbeing. Whether the plants reside inside your house, a little corner of fresh herbs on the windowsill or backyard, it will allow you to connect to nature, earth, breath fresh air, improved physical and mental health and of course rip edible rewards, literally. Nothing tastes better than fresh produce, picked from your own garden. Herbs, plants, greens, fruits, berries and my very favorite, vegetables, are the ultimate reward for dedicating your time to amending and caring for your garden.
2. Make it an Area for Leisure and Play
Another excellent idea would be to turn the garden into an area for leisure and play. To do this, its best to think about what would fit best in your yard. Try setting up a relaxation area, and perhaps a canopy to enjoy the birds, butterflies, and warm sunshine rays. The other great and fun addition is the basketball hoops, tennis or foosball tables, that might keep your kids active for hours. Who knows, maybe you will join them in all the active excitement as well. It’s a great social way to keep active and even when guests come over, they might participate in the friendly competition.
3. Add Decking
Making a secure and convenient access to the garden is quite important to me. The transition from the house to the outside area provides not only a comfortable sitting space but also serves as storage sometimes. I keep my plants and seedlings in the deck area, prior to transporting them to the actual garden, so they can harden and get acclimated to the outside weather conditions. Adding decking to the house is an important step to the house improvement and I couldn’t be without it. Plus, we get to entertain the guests at times on the deck, when the weather is nice. Looks like there are multiple wonderful uses for this fun addition.
4. Consider a Water Feature
Not only a pretty, ornate fountain or pond feature adds to the property design and texture, they attract birds, creates serenity near the house and cools the area down. Another water feature that plays an important role in the yard is automatic irrigation system will save you time and effort in watering your garden. During hot Summer months, its crucial to water the garden plants either in the morning or evening, every day at the same time. Having the slow drip water system saved my growing plants and our prospective crops from year to year. The water comes on at the same time in the morning and I can see exactly what plant and what area gets enough water or remains dry.
Wishing you happy planning, playing, relaxing and gardening. Have a wonderful Friday, my friends!