This is a guest post written by Cristi Casella. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily shared by Property Moose or DFI Financial Services.
Fruit and vegetables or flowers and shrubs – it’s completely up to you to decide what you include in your garden. Incidentally, you have to choose how to organise your outdoor space. Privacy, recreation, and organisation are some of the key concerns of those with gardens, so consider the entire layout before you start planting seeds and plants. Use wooden panels to section off an area of your garden with bench seating so you can think and relax in warm weather. Sprinkle gravel over a dirt path to create a defined walkway. Put in a fire pit so that you can stay warm and enjoy your garden space year long. Here are some basic ideas that you can make your own while beautifying your outdoor garden.
Creating Your Garden Space Layout
Remarkably, it’s easier to set up a smaller garden space than a larger one. First, smaller gardens require careful planning, so you will need to know exactly how the area is going to be designed before you start any type of work. You can afford to be a lot more indecisive when laying out a larger garden space, which would cause your project to become delayed if not done beforehand. Use some graph paper to make a scale drawing of your garden, then draw every element exactly where you want it to go. Not only will the design itself be more organised, you will be prepared for potential complications and problems.
Think About Decorations
Do you like statues of angels and cherubs or do you prefer miniature replicas of windmills? Gardens provide the perfect canvas for gardeners to put out and arrange various decorations. You might want to lay down pastel coloured plastic eggs and bunny statues around Easter or choose one theme that stays unchanged the entire calendar year. Use decorative lights to light up your garden at night as well as make the area more festive.
Simple Garden Usage Ideas
Even if you are planning to design a garden that you will be using to plant various fruits and vegetables, the space itself doesn’t just have to be a place where you harvest and pull weeds. Add a patio table with an umbrella and some chairs and you will have an area where you can sit with friends. If there is enough room, you can even add a small water fountain or a koi pond for relaxation and ambience. For those who have children, there are many different kinds of playground equipment that are inexpensive and easy to assemble. Add some wooden panels or install a short fence to keep small children, pets, and critters from getting into your garden and accidentally causing harm to your well-tended to plants.
If you just buy some plants and put them in your yard, the space will have more kerb appeal. On the other hand, don’t you want your garden to look as good as it can? Planning ahead of time will make your outdoor space feel more comfortable, look better, and give you something incredibly beautiful to look at every day.