Ever since the ancient times, having a garden was considered to be a privilege. Kings used to present queens with their own gardens. What if I told you, you could make a garden worthy of your little kingdom? It doesn’t have to be costly, it only requires creativity and time. You should take your time and follow me to the garden of your dreams.
Play tricks on your eyes
You may not have the space you think you need, but you can certainly make it appear so. It is good to know that there are ways of creating illusions of your garden being bigger than it actually is. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sit in your house repeatedly telling yourself that it is, you can simply set it the way your eyes will perceive it as such. Play with colors, textures, and sizes of plants and objects in your garden. Basically what you can do is make everything seem as if it is fading away due to distance, or curve up a path and make it lead nowhere, it may appear as if there was more of your garden, there in the back.
Raise the flower beds
It does not suit every climate and it takes a bit of effort, but having raised beds, A-looks fancy, and B – is easier for upkeep as there are no weeds and pests coming from the soil.
Make your frog turn into a prince. Dig out any old tools, cans, use stumps of trees you may have lying around, buy old tires… Be creative! You can turn all of this into pieces of garden art or flower pots. You would be surprised how much you can do using empty beer bottles, use them as lanterns, candelabras or lay a patio.
Don’t let your furniture clutter your garden. You need something that will suit the space. If you’ve already saved some money on everything else, you may want to splash out on furniture and a grill or a fire pit. On the other hand, you really don’t have to as once again, you can make your own furniture or build a grill or a fire pit by yourself and still make it look store-bought.
Give a special thought to landscaping
This is basically what determines your garden. Sit back and focus. Try to visualize your future garden, if needed put it on a piece of paper and use it to lock together all of the above-mentioned elements. Personally, I am a great fan of water, so I would always recommend a little fountain, a bird bath bowl or a pond. Have a lawn, real or fake, it is up to you and the possibilities your garden has to offer, it may be a bit difficult to grow grass if your garden is on your balcony or a rooftop. I have already touched upon paths and patios which you may want to have edged strictly as it may add to the sense of structure and tidiness. Speaking of tidiness, install a little shed to keep any tools from sight. Cover up a hose, hose connectors and fittings, sprinklers or hose reels with wildlife or garden art as they have to stay out.
Play some music, throw in some Christmas lights and have some friends over for a party. Listen to the birds singing, lay back and read a book. I hope that once you’re done, you will quickly find that your garden was worth the precious time you’ve invested in making it.