~ A garden is like the cherry on the cake when it comes to a home. If you have a great outside space where you love spending time when the weather is nice, this can really enhance your sense of well-being and improve your quality of life. However, the garden does not suddenly become a nice place to be; you have to put some effort into it and design a space that will enhance your personal preferences. Even if you have a small outside space, there is no reason to neglect it. To help you create a great garden, here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
If you have a relatively large garden space, then you may want to consider creating divides. This is when you section off different parts of the garden for different reasons, effects, and feelings. For example, you may want a small meditation zone with a water feature, or how about a sensory zone for young children, or how about a socializing area. There are many different things you can employ a garden for, but how do you create these divides? Consider using things such as raised borders. Not simply one step; we are talking at least a meter in height. How about using trellises and covering them with creeping plants? Rustic fencing may be another option. If you feel that this is an idea for you, do a lot of investigating and find things that truly inspire you. You may need to do some work to clear the garden before you can install the divide. You may need to call in local tree removal services to help. Also, remember certain partitions need a lot of work, so bear that in mind when you decide how best to frame it.
This can work in small spaces and large spaces alike. A vertical garden is exactly that, a garden that goes upwards instead of across. However, unlike trellises which are covered in creeping plants, a vertical garden is where you have soil and, for all intents and purposes, an actual part of the ground up the wall. You can buy vertical gardens, or you can make them using things such as old wooden pallets, or even old plastic bottles, anything that you can fill with soil and plant some things. A lot of people find these great things to grow vegetables.
Paint is a fabulous and inexpensive way to improve your garden. One way, in particular, is to paint a mural on a wall, fence, or the side of a shed. This can create a feeling of being somewhere in the tropics or deep in a magical forest, whatever suits your personality. Repainting old masonry or wood can make a huge difference too. Paint can transform something old and tired looking into something far brighter. Do not underestimate the power of such a simple thing.
Have a wonderful day, my dear friends.