There’s nothing more satisfying than reaching spring and seeing your garden bloom and go green. But where do you go from there? There are tons of different ways to improve your garden. So many, in fact, it’s somewhat difficult to keep track of them. Here are some examples of what you can do to make your garden even more beautiful.
1. Plant Some Evergreen Trees
You would be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t like the colour green. This holds especially true for garden enthusiasts. Green is the universal colour of nature and plants and it provides a soothing feeling. Unfortunately, most plants dry up during the winter and their leaves fall off. This leaves you with very little green for your plant haven. There are some exceptions to look out for: evergreen trees.
Pine trees are a great addition to most kinds of gardens. Green all year round, they provide something nice to look at without needing much maintenance. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, boxwood shrubs might do the trick. They are a formal landscaping classic that will give you something to create interesting shapes with.
2. Geometry Is All the Rage
Gardens have always conformed to the artistic styles of their times. If large and extravagant is in, that’s what you create in your garden. Nowadays, modern art favours a minimalistic and precise kind of architecture. Sharp lines and edges are very in right now.
When paving your garden, try setting the tiles on the point so they form a zig-zag formation. Cut the grass in such a way that the tiles interlock with it. Additional strongly landscaped lines around it will give a crisp, contemporary look.
3. Landscape Lighting Is Your Friend
A well-maintained garden looks gorgeous during the day. Without lights, however, you can’t really enjoy that same beauty at night. Garden lights are a must for anyone looking to completely appreciate their backyard scenery. It’s good to start with the basics. A couple of lanterns and lantern posts could give you a slightly Victorian appearance. Maybe you’d prefer something along the lines of tiki torches, though these might be a bit impractical.
Most people go for more modern kinds of lighting to light up their pretty gardens. For maximum visibility, you could try getting some quality outdoor led lighting for your backyard. This will allow you to control the brightness of the light, and change where it’s pointed at. It gives you more versatility than vintage types of lighting.
Furniture is an essential part of every garden. After all, you need somewhere to sit while you’re basking in the beauty surrounding you. But certain kinds of furniture can be a hassle to deal with. Anything too heavy set will be clunky and annoying to move and might cause dirt build up below it. Wooden furniture is brilliant for gardens, but rain might deteriorate it.
Most gardeners nowadays opt for fold up furniture. Not only is it extremely light and convenient, but it gives off a casual vibe that can go with any garden you can imagine. Not to mention it’s going to stay pristine since you are always able to move it before it gets dirty or wet.
In conclusion, gardening is both an art and a skill. Experience will tell you what kind of plant can handle the soil and climate, while everything else is basically subjective. It’s hard to pick adding just one thing to your garden when there are so many great ideas out there. The choice is on you.
Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.