10 useful tips for improving your garden

10 useful tips for improving your garden

You can do so much more to improve your garden besides planting various plants. Apart from flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees, interesting footpaths, lighting, garden furniture and small decorations will make your garden look beautiful.

Pond

Add the pond to your garden. Everything you need to build a pond can be bought in specialized shops and it can be easily installed in your backyard or patio. Set up a special underwater light at the bottom of the pond; it will glow at night and magically attract you to stay outside.

Aromatherapy

Fragrant garden has a relaxing effect on the body. Rosemary and lavender are known for their relaxing properties, and there are a lot of other flowering plants that will smell throughout the whole year. Keep jars or pots hanging in the garden and water them every day, and even twice a day if they are in places exposed to the sun.

tips for improving your garden

Wood

To make your garden look nice, you should pay a lot of attention on what to put on the ground. Wood looks inviting and warm, especially if you use large beams which can be combined with fine granite. These beams can be used as staircases where the yard is uneven.

Granite or stone

Modern landscape garden ideas include gravel (or crushed stone) and small granite. They are great for larger spaces, they prevent erosion, inhibit the growth of weeds and are easy to maintain. Because of their earthy tones, stones are very decorative.

Before setting up gravel or granite, weeds should be removed; if you like to walk barefoot, use gravel rather than granite, because it is much “softer” to walk on.

Green walls

In order to enjoy greenery, you do not need to have large garden and plenty of space. Of course, it’s nice if you have a large garden, but if you don’t have one, don’t despair, there is a solution. Vertical gardens are very popular these days, so it is easy to find all the necessary materials needed to make them, successfully set them up and maintain them; and most importantly, none of that is complicated. If you want one, you can always make it by yourself.

Lights

Install lanterns and candlesticks on the walls, branches, shelves and tables. When you turn them on in the evening your garden will look romantic.

tips for improving your garden

Hammock

Find a suitable place and hang the hammock in your garden. Imagine the feeling: you are gently rocking in your own backyard and watching the stars.

Curtains

Do not forget the curtains; they can be used in different ways, not just for the windows. Hang them in the gazebo, above the swings or hammock, wherever you can. They will give your garden a touch of intimacy and the Orient.

Garden furniture

Seating area or Gazebo is a must in every garden. Select a light structure furniture rather than heavy and massive one. Choose colours and prints and add lots of pillows on the ground, sofas and chairs. Pillows will give the right atmosphere of enjoyment and relaxation to your garden.

Allow children to choose their own garden furniture. This way they’ll find outdoors much more attractive and they will spend much more time outside.

tips for improving your garden

Plants

Without flowers in various decorative pots and other plants, your garden won’t have that unmistakable natural and warm feeling. The easiest way to give colours to your garden is by planting various kinds of flowers. Nothing improves the look of the garden more than colourful and neat flowers.



Marie Nieves

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions.


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