Do you always turn green with envy whenever you visit your friends’ or relatives’ homes and see their beautiful outdoor spaces? If your garden is lacking that same beauty, then it could be time to do something about it. The chances are that you take great pride in your home, and yet, for one reason or another, your garden gets left looking a mess. Why is this? Well, the chances are that it is because you just don’t know what to do with your outdoor space.
You want to make it somewhere that’s wonderfully tranquil, relaxing and nice to look at, but you just don’t know how to go about doing that. The good news is that with a little inspiration and time, you can transform your garden into the most amazing place that you will look forward to spending time in, just like you look forward to spending time in your beautiful home.
The question is, of course, how can you go about creating a glorious garden that you will love? For all the best ideas and inspiration, read on.
If you want to be able to totally relax and unwind in your garden, it is worth considering creating zones within the space that will allow you to do that. By creating a selection of zones in your garden, you can split the space into a range of different areas, one of which can be for relaxing in. There are plenty of gardens that have zones in, with many homeowners finding that adding zones to their gardens allow them to create an outdoor space that is the perfect fit for them and their families. When it comes to the zones that you should opt to incorporate, think about what you want and need from your garden. A lot of people create a relaxation zone, an eating zone, somewhere for growing things in, and a play zone which is ideal for kids or pets. Ask yourself what you want from your garden, and then pick zones that reflect your needs.
Add colour with fruits, vegetables, and herbs
One of the areas in your garden should be a ‘vegetable’ patch – AKA an area for growing all kinds of produce yourself. From root vegetables to herbs and fruit, if you are someone who likes to lead a healthy life, having an area of your garden for growing your own produce can work well. Not only will it give you your own healthy produce to consume, but it will also add extra colour and life to your garden. There’s something about growing your own produce that takes a garden to the next level. There are so many cute and quirky ideas for produce growing, such as incorporating raised beds or old, vintage tubs. If you want to make produce growing more sustainable, you could look into investing in water storage tanks that collect rainwater. As that way, you wouldn’t need to waste drinking water on your produce.
Invest in luxe features
Love the concept of having an outdoor space with a luxury look and feel to it? Then you will want to take the time to get inspired and find a few little ways to make your garden feel like more of a luxe space. Simple things like having a decked area built, complete with a dining area and outside BBQ and grill. Or, if you have a lovely large garden, how about investing in a pool for it? Not a fan of conventional swimming pools? How about creating a natural swimming pond instead? These can look incredible, and are a fantastic way to give your garden a more ‘natural’ look and feel, without having to compromise on the features incorporated into the space. Not got the room for a pool, perhaps a hot tub could be a better option? Not got a massive outdoor space? How about having a hot tub with a deck on top of it? The fact is if you are willing to get creative, then there are plenty of ways that you can add a little luxury to your garden. Often, it’s the small things that make all the difference, such as outdoor candles, bunting, fairy lights, and things like outdoor cushions for your chairs. Think of your garden like an extension of your home; it should be just as smart and stylish.
Plant up your garden
When it comes to making your garden somewhere that you actually want to spend time in, planting it up with a range of beautiful flowers and shrubs is important. You want to pick a selection of different options that will ensure that the space looks colourful and vibrant all year long. As well as taking into account the visual side of things, it’s also worth taking the time to think about the scents in your garden. Plants like honeysuckle, jasmine, and roses all have wonderful scents to them and are ideal for planting around your garden. You will also find that herb gardens can offer fantastic sources of scents, as herbs like rosemary, basil, and thyme are all wonderfully fragrant. When it comes to what plants you put where, take the time to think about what the zone is being used for and pick suitable plants for each area. For instance, for your relaxation area, incorporating relaxing scents like lavender can work well to help create a more tranquil space.
Whether you want to add a small fish pond, a nature pond or a water feature of some sort, adding water to your garden can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the space. Not to mention how tranquil it is; there’s something about the sound of water that adds an additional sense of relaxation to any space. If you aren’t keen to have standing water in your garden, then a water feature could be a better option. There are plenty of modernist water features that have no standing water at all, making them a safer option.
There you have it, a few ideas for creating a more glorious garden, and somewhere that you look forward to spending time in.