Having a garden is great. It’s your personal oasis where you can spend your time relaxing and being at one with nature. However, sometimes gardens can look rather barren and austere, especially when they’re bigger than most. It’s difficult to know what to do with this space and so we end up with a lot of garden embarrassment. Do you want your plot to look as nice as your neighbours’, but you don’t know how to go about doing this? Well, look no further. We’ve got some great suggestions for those who have a big garden and no idea what to do with it. Read on to find out what they are.
1.) Summer House
Converting your shed into a summer house is a great way to use some of the space in your garden. Not only does this provide some extra storage for your household but it’s also the perfect place for guests to stay, plus for you to cosy down and relax in when you need a little time to yourself. A summer house can also be an attractive addition to the garden. They bring colour if you decide you want to paint the walls; you can decorate the interior however you want, and sprucing up the exterior is fun, too. Add hanging baskets and a pebbled path to the door, or perhaps even decking. Whatever you decide, you’re bound to make your garden look more complete and aesthetically pleasing along the way.
2.) Chicken Pen
For those of you who don’t care so much for luxury, why not invest in a chicken pen for the garden instead? Having your own chickens has become increasingly popular over the past few years because building a pen is a good project to work on and your garden seems much less empty with some feathery friends running around. These lovely additions to the family also save you spending money on eggs. Just don’t forget to buy good wire netting for their coop. This prevents them from escaping and keeps out any predators like dogs or foxes.
3.) Plant Landscaping
If you have green fingers but don’t want to do anything too drastic with your garden, then landscaping with plants is the way to go. Similarly, to interior design, it’s important to add texture, dimension and colour to your garden to make it more aesthetically pleasing. We recommend creating flowerbeds with different height tiers. This includes flower patches, flower boxes, and hanging baskets. Potted plants will also make a difference, adding a little more personality to the garden. Let’s not forget about trellises for the fences, which you can grow anything from sweet honeysuckle to purple wisteria on. Bushes and small trees are also a must. Bring more plants to your garden and the space will look full and alive.
And if you are looking for alternatives for lawn instead of traditional grass (which doesn’t really benefit the environments) I recommend checking out different types of clover. Clover can grow in direct sunlight or shade. Clover also brings nutrients to your soil and requires no fertilization. Clover is drought tolerant and grows despite lack of water once established. And it is also good for bees.
These are our best suggestions for sprucing up your garden. They each appeal to a different type of person, so we hope you’ve found an idea you love and can’t wait to get started on.