When you can spend time outside in your garden, you can recharge and improve your sense of well-being. To make your garden a comfortable and enjoyable place to be in, you will want to focus on transforming what it looks like at the moment. This may be a small undertaking (or it may be slightly larger) depending on how big your garden is and what you wish to do.
Designing Your Dream Garden
The first step to transforming your garden is to design what you want to achieve. For example, are you looking at creating a cottage-style garden? Or would you prefer to create a space that is very modern and perhaps even more minimalist? Do you want your garden to be designed so that it is in keeping with your home, or would you like it to be completely separate? To design your dream garden, you will need to think about how big the space you currently have is and how much you want to spend. Good design will not come cheap, but it will be worthwhile. Getting inspiration from a friend’s garden may help, or looking online for what others have done may give you a great starting point.
Breaking Up Areas Within the Space
Once you have your design to work towards, you are going to want to start looking at breaking up areas. The secret to good garden design is to break up areas and give them their own identity. You can do this by adding borders or by looking at creative lawn edging if you have an area of grass in your garden. When you break up areas within your garden space, you draw the eyes to various sections rather than simply trying to focus on everything at once.
Adding Striking Features
No matter what budget you are working with, you always want to try and add features where you can. A feature such as a water feature or bird bath is going to create a talking point for your garden. And it is going to transform what you think and feel about your garden. When you are looking at adding striking features, be bold. You may wish to look at introducing a sculpture or other piece of artwork that reflects your personality.
Incorporate New Entertaining Spaces
Within the transformation of your garden, you may well wish to add new entertaining spaces. Having somewhere you can go to have a drink or a bite to eat with friends is important. After all, you want your garden to be a truly sociable place. When you are looking at adding entertaining spaces, you may want to focus on seating and dining areas. However, you may also want to look at adding new patio areas as focal points. You may wish to make garden furniture from oldpallet wood, or you may consider purchasing outdoor furniture sets. When you are adding new entertaining spaces, always focus on where they will be located and why. For instance, are they going to be near your porch or back door for convenience? Or will they be at the end of the garden to take in all the beautiful views and surroundings?