I’m sure we’ve all dreamt of that perfect garden. The flat lawn and neat flower beds, sipping on a cold drink in the sunshine. But for many of us, it can be pretty intimidating knowing where to start on making your garden the paradise you want it to be. What are the right tools? Where and when should I plant seeds? Sometimes it’s enough to make you want to give up before you even start. Luckily creating a garden you can be proud of doesn’t need to be that hard at all. Here are a few tips that will help you turn your yard into a thriving wonderland.
Fresh flowers are the perfect way to create a sense of life and beauty in your garden. Most flowers are relatively easy to plant, and the selection of seeds at any local gardening store means there’s something for everyone. Pick a few flowers that take your fancy, look at the seed packets and see if they compliment each other, then bring some color into your garden. You can even try painting your shed or garden furniture to match the colors you’ve chosen for that extra touch.
Take care of your lawn
The charm of sitting out on the lawn can disappear pretty fast when you’re sitting on dry grass, lumpy soil and patches of weeds. Keeping your lawn maintained isn’t difficult, but you need to be sure that you’re trimming it regularly and providing it with lawn feed. Letting the grass grow long will leave you with patchy, unhealthy grass that’s not only uncomfortable to sit on but rather unpleasant to look at.
You decorate your home so what not do the same for your garden? There are plenty of ways to accentuate the natural beauty of your garden with furniture, ornaments and outdoor water features. Decorating the garden like this will allow you to bring some of that flair that you have when arranging the interior of your home and take it outside. Some tasteful lawn ornaments or statues peeking out from the flower beds will help to bring your garden to life. Plus it’s a great way to show off some of your personality. Maybe go easy on the garden gnomes, though. You don’t want your garden looking like it’s being taken over by tiny people in pointy hats.
Think about space
Now it can be tempting to fill every inch of your garden with plants, flowers and ornaments but don’t get too carried away. The last thing you want is your garden ending up messy and overgrown. Think about areas that you can leave open. These give you the perfect opportunities for paths or patios. Plus you can frame these areas with your flowers and ornaments to give your garden a sense of shape and flow. Imagine walking around your garden. You want to be able to move between the flowers, enjoying the sights and smells. What you don’t want is to spend your time climbing over bushes and getting caught on branches.