Sometimes it is nice to change things up a little. The garden is one of the best places to start making some cool and interesting changes. Your garden can be a little bit of bliss. The children and/or pets can play and enjoy the space. Reading outside in the evenings while they are warm is enjoyable. And entertaining outside can be a great way to spend a sunny summer afternoon.
And there is so much that you can do! Adding new pathways, adding new flowers and trees, and creating a relaxing shady spot to sit in.
When it comes to garden design, it can be personal and wonderful. With all that said, let’s dig into some creative additions that you can add to your garden.
Think about what you want to use your garden for. Do you want to have a space that is dedicated to seating and eat? Or perhaps you want to create a shady spot for your furry friends. Take some time to have a look for inspiration. Pinterest and garden centers are really great places to pick up a lot of ideas. Save them or make a note so that you can come back to them when you get started.
Before adding and sculpting your garden to perfection, it needs to have some love and attention first. Cleaning away fallen leaves, old toys, and having some pressure washing completed on your pathways and paving is going to get it ready to be turned into something stunning.
Great outdoor lighting adds to the beauty of your garden at night. Path lights, post lights, and spot lights not only brighten your outdoor space but also emphasize the best features of your garden (and help conceal the not-so-pretty ones). Design your landscape lighting now, and install quality outdoor lights such as these lighting options from FX Luminaire to elevate the look and vibe of your garden.
Even the smallest garden can be turned into something lovely. Try not to think of the size as something that will hold you back, but rather a feature in itself. Small gardens are ideal for little seating areas, bistro sets, and using the vertical space for herbs and smaller flowers.
Having a garden rich in color and scent doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as sprinkling some wildflower seeds and waiting and adding some large plant pots filled with lavender or other scented plants.
- Sweet Alyssum has a few different types and is great for containers, hangers, or window boxes. Sweet-smelling like the name suggests.
- Phlox comes in some delicate colors like salmon, white and pink. They will typically come back every year because they self-seed.
- Summer lilac, aka the butterfly bush, smells amazing and will draw a big range of butterflies and bees to your garden. They also come in dwarf size, so they don’t take up too much space.
Something that can brighten up your garden really quickly is the to and fro of wildlife. Bird boxes make great homes for nesting birds in the spring, and they will likely return year after year. You can add to this with a birdbath and create a small bug house in a slightly cooler area in the garden. The shade provides the perfect place for a range of insects. This will not only look cool in your garden but helps the local environment too.