Your garden should be a personal sanctuary for you and your family. A place where you can relax and enjoy yourself. A big blank lawn isn’t going to cut it though. It’s hardly a relaxing meadow. So how can you improve your garden to make it looks great? Here are a couple of ideas for you.
Fashion, or function? Why not both? If you’re going to enjoy your garden you might as well do it in comfort. Get a few wicker cabana chairs out there and stick them under a canopy. In rain or shine, you can just sit out there and relax in the shade. If you’ve got guests over these will come in handy immensely. Be sure to keep a few folding chair spare too though, in case the guest list is larger than expected.
Who says you can only enjoy your garden during the day? When the twilight hours start rolling in, wouldn’t it be nice for a set of lights to start turning on to illuminate your garden?
What about the electricity cost though? Not to worry, just get some solar post caps. These caps have a solar panel on their top. Just stick them on top of a post, and they’ll take in energy from the sun all day long. When night falls, they’ll glow using the energy built up from the sun. Eco-friendly, and beautiful to look at.
If you want a little heat with your lighting source, why not a fire pit? A fire pit is an inverted metal dome on legs. You fill it with firewood and fire lighters, and light it up. Place the mesh grill over the top, and wait for the flames to rise.
Your garden should be a place just to sit and listen. Somewhere to close your eyes and just track the birdsong in the trees. Something is missing though. The sound of running water is missing. Running water is a relaxing sound. There’s a reason the sounds of rivers and oceans are used to help people get to sleep.
A water feature can add a lot to the look of your garden foot. You can turn it into a centerpiece of the whole garden. Even if you just intend to have a plain lawn for the rest of it. Just plant a water feature directly in the middle and it’ll give a beautiful visual point of interest to the garden.
Even if you don’t want to dig up the lawn, you can still have plants in pots. Just stick a rosebush on the patio and let it flourish. Just remember to trim it and water it. All plants need upkeep, and gardening can be a relaxing endeavor anyway.
Want to keep those birds coming to your garden? You’ve got to give them a reason to. A bird feeder will attract all kinds of birds. It may even bring in a few squirrels. The best addition to your garden’s design will be to make it alive as possible. What better way than to fill it with animals?