How to Create the Garden of Your Dreams
Having a beautiful garden is a major selling-point for any home and is a lovely addition to your house. As well as looking attractive, your garden can also offer many benefits for your wellbeing.
Having a backyard means you can reap the benefits of being outdoors and getting some fresh air without leaving the house. Your garden is also somewhere to relax and enjoy nature.
Many people put a lot of time and thought into deciding on interior design schemes for their homes. However, they often don’t spend the same amount of energy on their garden design.
Increasingly, gardens are viewed as an additional room. This shift in thinking demonstrates the endless possibilities opened up by having some outdoor space.
How Do You Transform This Space?
Completely transforming your outdoor space can feel like a big project to undertake. However, with some careful planning, it is entirely possible to create the garden of your dreams.
To realize the full potential of your garden, it is a great idea to get help from landscape design experts.
Choosing an experienced landscape designer means you will be guided through the process and options available to you. Then you can sit back and watch your garden dreams become a reality.
It is useful to start by thinking about how you use your garden. Most importantly, what you would like to be able to do with it once it has been transformed.
If at the moment your garden is overgrown with weeds, you may be longing for open space. Take some time to think about which areas of your garden are currently problematic. Then think about how you would like to use the space differently if the problem was resolved.
Identifying issues at the planning stage means that they can be factored into your design. It will make your garden a much more usable space in the future.
When planning your garden, it is essential to think about how you will use the space.
People with smaller gardens are often reluctant to spend time making them over because they feel that there isn’t much that can be done with them.
However, even the smallest of gardens can be transformed into a desirable outdoor space with the right design
How Will You Use It?
Do you have kids that are longing for lots of play equipment to keep them amused? Do you have dreams of becoming self-sustainable and growing your own fruit and vegetables?
Considering the different people that will use your garden and how it will be used will heavily influence the design.
If you envisage yourself entertaining friends in the garden, a specially-designed entertaining area for al fresco dining would be a perfect addition to your outdoor space.
How Much Time Do You Have to Spend On It?
Do you have plans to put your green thumb into action and make gardening your new number one hobby? Or, do you want a low maintenance garden that you can enjoy with minimum effort on your part?
There’s no right or wrong answer here, but it is essential to be honest. If you create a high-maintenance garden but don’t have the time to work on it, your dream garden could soon turn into a nightmare.
The amount of time that you have to spend on your garden, and your keenness to get stuck into gardening duties, is something you can discuss with a landscape designer.
The designer can then suggest an alternative to best suit your needs.
Storage is never an exciting subject, but it is an important one. Once your dream garden has been created, you are going to need somewhere to store all your gardening tools and equipment.
Therefore, it is a good idea to incorporate some storage solutions into your design.
You may need to enlist the help of the humble garden shed into your design scheme.
Nowadays, there is a wide variety of external wood paint available in a whole rainbow of different colours, so your shed can become a feature rather than an eyesore.
Relax and Enjoy It
Once your garden transformation is complete, don’t forget to take some time to get outside and enjoy it. Thinking of your garden as another room of your home can help encourage you to be outdoors more.
Add some finishing touches to complete the final look. Such as gorgeous garden furniture, pots and ornaments.
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Then why not invite your friends and family over to enjoy some fun in the fresh air, and to celebrate your completed project?
How do you create your dream garden?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.