How to Turn Your Garden Into a Space to Enjoy

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People who have outdoor space want it to be an area that they can enjoy. However, what one person may enjoy may not be liked by someone else, meaning that turning your garden into an area where you can relax is a very personal project. Even though it’s personal to you and your needs, there are some steps that you’ll need to follow to ensure that the entire process goes well and creates minimal stress. So, read on to learn more about how to turn your garden into a spacy you enjoy.

Come Up With A Plan

Starting with the obvious, when you’re designing a garden and trying to turn it into a space you’ll enjoy, you need to start at the beginning and come up with a plan for what you’re going to have in your garden. This will include looking over everything, from any external structures that you want to build, as well as paving options. To get an affordable solution to paving, try to opt for outdoor paving tiles that are made of slate.

Get In Plants (or don’t!)

It’s a common misconception that all gardens need to have plants; some of them may simply be areas that are paved and have a few plants strewn around the edges, as well as a stylish water feature. If you’re looking to create a wildlife haven, or you simply want a lot of beautiful flowers to look at, you can either get plug plants or order seeds. Some of the most popular plants that are grown in gardens include buddleias, honeysuckle, lavender, and jasmine. Some of these are also self-seeders, so take care when growing them!

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Seating

When you have a garden space that you want to enjoy, you’ll need an area that you can sit in to overlook it all. So, you’ll need to invest in some seating; the most popular options include benches, rattan furniture, or even steel furniture. Remember, you can get external furniture such as bean bags and sofas, but these will need to be covered in the damp, wet seasons to prevent them from rotting.

Look at the Theme

Is the overall theme of your garden related to relaxation, socializing, or wildlife? This is something that you will have been thinking about at the planning stage and will need to implement and potentially evolve as the garden gets older. For example, if you want to start a wildlife meadow, once one is established, you may want to put a tree in or plant some wild berry bushes, as well as put in a wildlife pond to keep the theme going. Of course, if you want to change the theme, that’s good too, but you will need to go back to square one.

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Maintain

There’s no point in spending a fortune on making over your garden if you’re not going to be able to maintain it. If you have any of the aforementioned wildflowers growing in your garden, the chances are that they’ll self-seed, which means if there’s any area of the space that has bare soil, they may sprout up there. In order to keep everything where it needs to be in your garden and to continue enjoying the space, you’ll need to maintain it with regular weeding, clearing, and picking up after your pets or any children so that everything stays hygienic.

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