With an outdoor garden space, there’s always something you can do in order to transform it. There’s a lot of simple changes that can give your garden that extra oomph and here are five ways to get you started.
Use Decorative Pebbles
When it comes to most gardens, the standard material to use in the garden is grass. However, that shouldn’t be the be-all and end all because that’s very plain and if you’re working with a small space, it can highlight that even more so. So to change up the layout, use decorative pebbles to create different spaces. Maybe it could be the base for a flower bed or outline a path into the garden. Kelkay pebbles are a great option as the white stone helps draw the eye’s attention to the ground.
Install A Water Feature
Water features help to really give your guests something to look at when they step into your garden. There’s also something really soothing about the trickling of water late at night. A water feature doesn’t need to be such a grand and expensive purchase. You could simply get a birdbath or a small decorative fountain that sits tucked away within a bed of flowers.
Lighting certainly makes a direct impact on your mood and the last thing you want to do when you see your garden at night in darkness is to go and sit out in it, right?. Fairy lights that hang around your fencing or drape off your plants can look very pretty. If you have decking, you can place some lighting around the edge and on the banisters to create a section specific for sitting out in. Floor lights dotted around the garden can also point out the layout and can help draw attention to the various parts of the space.
Plant A Tree
Variation is key when it comes to the type of plants you have in your garden. If you have quite a bit of space to play with, then you’ll maybe want to think about planting a tree or two. Depending on the type you plant, some trees can end up growing tall and taking up a chunk of your space. It also gives you more opportunities for additional wildlife in the garden and to perhaps use as a foundation for a tree swing or even a tree house for children.
Incorporate Some Outdoor Furniture
A lot of gardens don’t get the attention they deserve when it comes to spending time outdoors. So to encourage your household to make more use out of it, you could invest in some outdoor furniture to dress the space and to give you the opportunity to entertain guests in the garden too.
There’s so much you can do with an outdoor space so take a look at what you do have and incorporate some of the suggestions above. You’ll soon have a garden space that you may never want to leave, even during the winter months.