Sadly, most of our gardens are either dumping grounds for unused appliances like lawnmowers, or they’re flat, green and boring (like my “wasteland” of a garden). Beautifying your garden can be a rather costly investment but, if you tackle one task at a time, it’s also one of the best long-term improvements you could make to your house.
Not only does having a beautiful garden attract guests and give you a lovely place to unwind and relax, it also gives you more reasons to be active and you might even pick up a new hobby. For example, bird watching is a relaxing pastime that can be indulged in with a beautiful garden, and your children can frolic and play if you install something like a climbing frame. You can even use your garden to grow produce like vegetables and fruit. There’s nothing quite like picking out fresh ingredients from your very own backyard farm.
Learn to grow
From growing vegetables and fruits to the latest in-season flowers, learning to grow your own plants will not only beautify your garden, it also opens up opportunities for nature watching in your home by attracting bees, butterflies and birds. Also, you could easily snip a few flowers and bring them inside to place in a vase, or you could use hanging planters to decorate your hallways with the same scents and flowers you’re growing in the garden. It could also turn into a new hobby—something to invest time and effort in and also beat boredom!
Installing a pond
A pond is a long-term investment. Not only do you have to install it, you also need to maintain it. If you choose to have fish, you’ll need to take care of them, as well as the plants around the pond, and you’ll also need some equipment to help you maintain the health of the pond. For starters, you’ll need pond liners to prevent water from seeping into the surrounding earth. Plus you’ll need a pump to keep the water clean and free of harmful bacteria and waste. However, once it’s fully installed and ready to go, you’ll have a beautiful pond for your kids to marvel at. The sight and sound of water goes a long way towards creating a tranquil garden.
Working on the patio
The patio is perhaps one of the more important parts of your garden. It separates the lawn from the rest of your house and acts like an outdoor room. You can buy garden furniture to place on your patio, you could have a grill for summer barbeque parties, and you can even install a roof to protect it from sunlight and rain. Take a look at http://www.idealhome.co.uk/garden/garden-ideas/patio-ideas-58772 if you want some fantastic ideas for beautiful patios that will make you want to lounge and relax in the sun all day.I’m keeping my fingers crossed that these ideas have got you thinking about getting out into your garden and trying out some of these tips for yourself this summer. Let me know what improvements you’re planning for your own garden by leaving me a comment below 🙂
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