The outdoor area of your house is often a part not considered but can offer a great refreshment of the space. When the weather gets warmer, it is a saving grace to have a protected and comfortable place for the kids to play, or relax in some fresh air. But, what turns an outdoor area into a home garden, requires time and creativity.
Here are a few tips for personalising your home garden:
Choose plants that reflect your style and interests
If you love bold colours, consider adding annuals like petunias or marigolds to your garden. Colourful annual flowers with bold colours like petunias, marigolds, and zinnias make for a bright and cheerful garden.
If you prefer a more natural look, try incorporating native plants or herbs. A combination of herbs like basil, rosemary, and thyme makes for a fragrant and practical garden. If you would like to have a vegetable garden, getting started with vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce are functional and delicious. Great for the kitchen, too!
If your garden is very shady, hostas, ferns, and impatiens are shade-loving plants and make for a cool and lush garden. If it is very dry or you do not have the correct plumbing or hosing to water plants often, you can combine drought-tolerant plants like succulents, yarrow, and lavender for a low-maintenance garden.
Incorporate personal touches into your garden design
Consider adding a water feature, a bench, or a piece of art that reflects your personality. Perhaps even a trail from your home into the features of your garden, or a gravel patio that could allow you to have a nice view. Gardens can be a canvas for you, the painter.
You can even use containers or pots to add pops of colour and interest to your garden. This is a great way to try out new plants or add a touch of whimsy to your garden.
The incorporation of accessories highlights the personal touch of your garden and makes it stand out from others. If not for lighting or larger features, accessories can be as simple as placing a few cushions on your outdoor furniture or hanging wind chimes.
Invest in Night-time Lighting
Also, you should not think of your garden as only being useful during the day. Once it becomes night, it can still offer a lot of beauty with the right amount of light! You can use lighting to create a welcoming atmosphere in your garden. Solar lights or string lights can add a warm and inviting touch to your outdoor space. Even a series of battery-charged candles (real flame can be dangerous in dry seasons!). If you are into DIY, you can even make a series of mason jar lights and hang them on your trees.
You mustn’t feel afraid to experiment and try new things. Your garden is a place to express your creativity and personal style, so have fun and see what works for you!