Making A Garden Look Nice

Your garden should be an area to relax in and enjoy once all of the hard work is done, There are lots of ways to neaten, improve and dress up your outside space that won’t require entire weekends of hard work, Simple concepts can make a HUGE difference to the enjoyment of your garden space and particularly so, when it is a micro garden.  Designers use these principles all over the world to make spaces really stand out and visually beautiful.  Less really can be more if you know how.

Plant Stuff

A good-looking yard is full of life. Plant some shrubs in your front yard, perhaps even a couple tall bushes to frame your doorway. Buy some different types of flowers and plant them in spots that get good sunlight, and water them frequently. (Consider planting perennials, like roses and mums, which can bloom for multiple seasons.) To get started, you’ll want to invest in some decent soil, which can be purchased relatively cheaply at your local home improvement store.

 

Control weeds

Remove and compost plants that compete with what you really want in your garden, particularly in a small space like a pot or container where they are more obvious than in a larger garden.  Why waste money by sharing your plant food and nutrients with freeloaders!  Adding an attractive and practical mulch will deter any weeds from setting up house.

New Furniture

A more expensive option, new garden furniture is one of the quickest ways to add a luxe look to your outside space.

It’s not all about patio tables and matching chairs these days. Lounge style garden chairs and sofas are both comfortable, informal, and chic. Perfect for making your garden look great and relaxing throughout the day.

 

Timed Sprinklers

The best time to water your lawn is in the morning – between 6 and 10am in the summer, when the sun isn’t at its hottest. For most of us, this just isn’t possible between getting the family up, having breakfast and getting ready for work.

A sprinkler system with a timer means you can set it in advance during the drier months, ensuring your lawn stays lush and green and that you still get your weekend lie-in.

Lighting

Most of us tend to think about how our garden looks during the day, but lighting can make it possible to use your garden later into the evening – or make it look great from inside the house.

If you’re thinking of entertaining outside in the evenings, opt for a combination outdoor heater and light – even summer evenings can be cool enough to make it a useful investment. Alternatively, adding spotlighting to the garden will an instant glamorous ambience to indoor dinner parties.

 

Keep your lawn green

Nothing compares to a green and luscious lawn! Take care of it by making sure your sprinklers are working if you have them or purchase a manual one to make sure your lawn gets hydrated. Additionally, add fertilizer when needed to give it the nutrients it needs to stay a nice shade of green!

Build a Firepit

It’s really fun to sit out back and enjoy the warmth of a fire on a cool night, and a firepit can be a great accent to any yard. Top-of-the-line firepits can be expensive to install, but you can easily make one yourself using some flat stones and cement or mortar on a gravel surface. (Here’s one person who claims to have built a firepit for only $8.)

Portable Container Garden

Container gardens are great because they are portable. If you need to move them, you can and without worrying about regrowing grass over your garden area. If you have a fence or deck, a colorful container garden is a great way to add a little beauty to the area and save space for your planting as well. Choose colorful bucket planters and simply hang them on your fencing or you could even hang them from windowsills and other areas around the home.

Vertical Garden Tower

Even for the smallest garden spaces, this vertical tower is a great addition. You can build it easily and once it’s done, just add the plants that you want and they are all contained in the vertical structure. Build it taller if you want to add more plants or you could shorten it and add a couple of them to your garden area. Building it is a lot easier than it looks and you can save a bundle over buying one already done. The cost of building this tower yourself is less than $200 as opposed to more than $2,000 for a store bought one.

Patio Umbrella Garden

If you have a small patio and you want to incorporate a little green you can repurpose a large planter and use it as a holder for your patio umbrella. This entire project will cost you less than $20 if you already have a planter. You just need piping to hold the umbrella and you need to choose what plants or flowers you want to have next to you when you are relaxing outdoors. You could even be really creative and do this with a tiered planter so that you can add a few more plants and have a small flower garden right there beside your seats.