Are you looking to create a truly magical garden? Maybe you’d like to have somewhere to sit and talk with your friends or loved ones, or somewhere to sit and play with your kids. The garden can be the perfect place for family get togethers, obstacle courses, gardening for all ages, and learning about wildlife. How can you make your garden a beautifully magical place? Read on for 8 suggestions:
Create A Social Seating Area
Start by creating a social seating area. Your seats should be comfortable and face one another, perfect for catching up with your loved ones. Ensure that the furniture you choose is built to last and that you have coverings for it or can store it away in adverse weather. A deck can be the perfect place for a social seating area if you have one.
Invest In A Fire Pit
A fire pit can keep conversation flowing well into the night, and creates a warm and cosy item to enjoy even if you’re sat alone with a cup of tea or a glass of red.
Put Up String Lights
String lights aren’t just for Christmas! They can make the perfect addition to any garden if you want to make it as magical as possible. Thread them through trellises, through bushes, and around trees. It’ll create such a cosy look that you’ll love looking at as you relax or catch up with those you love.
Consider Adding A Water Feature
You just can’t beat a garden with a water feature. Of course you should consider safety (a pond may not be the best choice for houses with children, for example), but there are all kinds to choose from so you should be able to find something to suit you. There are small and large fountains, ponds, waterfalls, and other zen looking pieces that will give you a place to enjoy calm.
Consider Letting Everything Grow Out A Little
You don’t have to keep your garden as neat and tidy as possible if you want it to look magical. Letting everything grow out a little bit can invite in wildlife, helping to bring life and magic to your garden in the easiest way! While you shouldn’t leave a huge tree in your garden if it could potentially be a hazard (call a tree surgeon as soon as you can), you should give yourself privacy with bushes, shrubs, and smaller trees.
Add Fun Accessories
Fun accessories are great for houses with kids or when you just want to add some personality. Fairy doors in tree stumps always look lovely, as well as wind chimes and bird feeders. Decorate your garden just like you would your home!
The smell of your garden can make a big difference too, so consider this when you select your flowers. What sort of things do you want to smell as you relax?
Add Plants And Flowers That Will Attract Wildlife
Certain plants and flowers will attract wildlife more than others. Below are just a few plants that butterflies will love:
- Wild marjoram
- Common knapweed