Well cared for, your garden becomes an extension of our house. Ideally, we want it to reflect our image, to be pleasing to the eye, full of flowers, and well laid out… But how do we go about it, and what ideas should we pick? You don’t need to be a pro to know how to beautify one’s garden.
With a few ideas and simple means, it is rather easy to obtain beautiful results and create an outdoor space where it is good to live. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you ought to know about beautifying your garden.
1. Create a wood deck
The beautiful days are approaching. As the evenings grow longer and the sun sets later and later, you can already imagine yourself enjoying the evening in the garden, alone or surrounded by your loved ones… What could be better than a beautiful wooden deck to sit outside?
Full of charm, the deck gives added value to the garden and allows to combine aestheticism and practicality. We choose wood for its authentic and natural look. But also because wood is an easy material to install and maintain. Wooden decks generally offer good value for money, depending on the type of wood chosen and surface area.
2. Install a pergola
Another idea to make the most of your garden: you can choose to install a pergola. The latter offers the advantages of a somewhat “protected” area thanks to the shade it provides while remaining open. It can also be used to delimit a passage between two areas of the garden.
Its advantage? Its assembly is rather simple to realize, and you can choose different materials: wood, wrought iron, and PVC. The pergola also allows you to create a beautiful natural space thanks to its roof, which can welcome flowers (winter jasmine, passionflower, honeysuckle), fruits (grapes, strawberries, raspberries), climbing plants (clematis, wisteria, rosebush). That is, you can choose to mix or not, according to one’s desires!
3. Imagine relaxation areas in the garden
Who said that the garden could not be a place of relaxation and comfort? Even outside, it is possible to imagine several small cocooning spaces that will allow arranging the garden space nicely. You can set up a hammock to rest or read between two trees, surrounded by nature. If space allows, you can also decide to build a small spa!
The ideal way to relax outside, enjoying a moment of relaxation in the heart of the garden. Depending on your budget, you can choose between a more or less customizable spa with a choice of materials (wood, concrete, synthetic, stone). Moreover, if you don’t have unlimited means, inflatable spas also offer great possibilities. Arrange small deckchairs or pretty lounge chairs to create various relaxation areas in the garden. You can also opt for hanging chairs to decorate your outdoor space.
4. Plant different elements to enrich your outdoor space
To decorate your garden, you obviously can’t go without planting. You can decide to delimit the areas you want to exploit with borders so that the result does not look “cluttered”, especially in a small garden. Flowering shrubs can effectively add an aesthetic touch, as can pots in which you can grow various colored flowers, depending on the season. Also, don’t hesitate to plant shrubs of different heights and shapes to create diversity in your space and relief.
If your garden doesn’t have any plants, trees, or flowers yet, start by planting elements that are at home in any type of garden and that provide a “base” to beautify your exterior, such as hydrangeas quickly. You can also grow ivy to dress up your walls. Plant according to your inspiration: do you want a fragrant garden for beautiful days? Or more fruity? Flowery? According to this, you can then pick from the corresponding elements.
5. Recycle and rearrange your old objects!
A small piece of furniture that is no longer in use? Wooden crates and pallets piled up in the shed? Instead of throwing them away, incorporate them into your garden and reinvent their use. You can arrange and hang flower pots in the drawers of a pretty piece of furniture with a rustic style.
You can also make small plantations in old unused crates or make a wall shelf, hang flowers or plants in an old wooden frame that is no longer used… Be creative and give a second life to the objects that are lying around your home by integrating them into your exterior: a unique garden guaranteed!
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