An outdoor garden can transform a home from dull to vibrant, thus adding to its curb appeal. All it takes is a bit of creativity and clever use of space. Whether you have a small corner outside your home or a large backyard, there are a lot of ideas to implement. Below are a few tips to consider if you want an enviable yard;
Make it functional
What is the purpose of maintaining a garden if you can’t interact with it or put it to good use? There are several ways to make your outdoor as functional as the indoors. If you can not or you don’t have time to DIY, there are a lot of landscaping specialists who could help in designing your yard. However, if you want it to be more personalized but designing is not your forte, you could do just simple tweaks by purchasing outdoor seats. If budget is not an issue, installing an outdoor kitchen, a lounge area or a space can bring additional character where you simply busk and enjoy the summer sun. If it tickles your fancy, a cozy hammock isn’t such a bad idea. Whatever furniture or accessories you choose to add, ensure they allow you to enjoy nature, but also think about their ability to withstand the constantly-changing outdoor environment.
Add some pop and color
A garden doesn’t have to be all green and boring. Colorful flowers, benches and throw pillows on an outdoor couch will definitely add a coveted pop. They will brighten up your garden and are likely to uplift your mood every time you set foot outside. You may go for a blend of random colored flowers or pick a few theme colors to work with. Remember to match up your plants with your decor (seats and cushions) to achieve a harmonious look.
Water features or fire?
Nature is diverse and each of its elements has a role to play. You need to give it a richer personality by playing around with different elements of nature. Water features are a great addition to an outdoor space as they add tranquility and calmness. The beach-like sound from water fountains, for instance, can transport you to a world, far away from your home. Luckily, there are a variety of water features to consider; from springs to man-made lakes and pools. Alternatively, fix a fire pit and enjoy a warm night with friends and family from time to time. Both fire and water break the monotony of plants in a garden.
Pay attention to lighting
Outdoor lighting is no longer basic and boring. Landscaping artists use lighting to accentuate the features of an outdoor space. Depending on the type of lighting and its position, this addition has the ability to add character and charm to your garden. Different types of lighting have different effects. Ground lights, for instance, illuminate both flowers and trees, giving them a unique appearance at night. As for wall lanterns, they emphasize your home’s architectural designs, thus creating harmony between your garden and the rest of your home.
Your outdoor environment is an integral part of your space. A manicured lawn is no longer the ultimate sign of a beautiful outdoor space. Property owners are going the extra mile to ensure their outdoor spaces are as beautiful as the indoors. Luckily, there are thousands of features and ideas to consider when it comes to gardening. All you need to do is establish your personality, your needs, budget and available space.