Everyone wants a clean,open space in their home where they can sit and enjoy the summer breeze from time to time, but summer’s come and gone, and you might not be sure that this vibe is fit for the rest of the year. Maybe it’s time to change things up a bit.
Redecorating your summer garden doesn’t have to be a huge project (unless you want it to be). You can just change the color scheme or plant some extra flowers, place a new table and chair set out in the open or build a fireplace and center it around that – then there’s your garden pond. It may freeze over in the colder months, but you can prevent that from happening if you don’t think it’ll fit your theme.
Keep reading for great ideas about how to redecorate your summer garden!
Don’t make the mistake of putting salt or anything else in your pond in the winters if you want to keep it from freezing over – you’ll keep it from freezing, yes, but you’ll also disturb your pond’s ecosystem and probably set off a chain of events that will ruin it.
Instead, opt for either keeping the snow out of it with a cover, or get a pump to keep the water flowing. Flowing water has less chances of freezing over, and you can use this opportunity to build a waterfall for your pond.
Pond supplies can be found easily at “Pond Supplies and Pond Pumps at Wholesale Prices | Aquatic Ponds” and other places all over the internet – as long as you know where to look.
If you’re re-doing your garden for the winter, you’re probably planting some winter flowers as well. These flowers will add a much needed pop of color to your garden when it’s colder, but there are easier ways to do that if you don’t want the drudgery.
Try adding statues to your garden that fit with the theme. They can be grey, brown, or even painted some other light color. Grey-blue, light pink, or even red are great options.
If statues don’t fit your budget, you can paint some rocks yourself and place them around the edge of your pond as decoration – anything that blends well with the snow that’ll come when summer is over is fine.
If you’re sick of the summer theme, the easiest way to change it is to remove all the things in the garden that were placed with it in mind. This may include straw shades, bamboo furniture, colorful decor, and anything else that screams summer.
You can replace all these things with more neutral items, like a regular, modern garden table and chair set. If your garden’s original design and landscaping is good, you’ll be able to just make these little changes and completely change the appearance and vibe of your home’s exterior.
You can even change the summer theme into something else with the help of some clever replacements.
Flowers and other plants look beautiful around a garden pond, and the right ones will change the theme completely. This will allow your pond to look less like the summer wonderland it once was and more like a fairytale dream.
Changing up your garden or pond isn’t as hard as it may seem. Make sure to stay creative and clearly visualize what you want before you get started, and you’ll be fine.