Many properties have a garden, but not all of them maximise their garden to their full potential. As mistakes go, that is one of the biggest you can make with regards to your home. The garden is a great place with major benefits. For starters, a great garden will add value to your home if you are looking to sell in the future. Or, it is a place to chill out and relax if you need somewhere to take the edge off life.
Consequently, designing and decorating your garden is a big deal. Getting it wrong could be the difference between added stresses or less money in your bank account.
Figure Out What You Must Have
There are certain accessories that every garden must have, depending on the owner. What makes your garden special is the fact that it has some of your personality which comes through in the decoration. For example, some people like a real lawn with a flower bed, while others prefer gravel with a stone path. Or, if you are really adventurous, you can mix the two together. Most garden aficionados all agree, however, that you will need some form of outdoor garden furniture. The furniture always adds to the style and the tone, plus it is a great place to relax. After that, it is up to what you choose.
Consider The Space
How much space do you have in your garden? Space is a big deal because it determines what you can and cannot do in your garden. If you have a massive garden, for example, you can spread out your furniture and your accessories. However, if it is small, you need to maximise the space as much as possible. Whatever the size, you need to make space for both people as well as plants. Sectioning off your garden with a fence or a gate is a great tool. Or, you can use hardscape such as large stone steps.
Sketch It Out
Once you know what you want and how to landscape it, make a sketch or ask someone who can draw to make a sketch. When you have it down on paper it is much easier to see how to tackle the problem. Better yet, it is much easier for someone else to understand how to tackle the problem and complete the job. Most people hire a gardener, so you need an effective means of communication.
Stick To The Basics
Gardens work well when they are their most basic. When you try to get complicated and convoluted, you will lose the style. Install too many elements in your garden and no one will be able to see what you are trying to achieve. In my opinion, you cannot beat a garden full of grass with a nice, medium-sized, flowerbed. Add a couple of accessories like a shed and a bench, and you have the contrast and the simplicity all rolled into one.
Finally, one last detail: don’t get overawed by the job at hand. It seems like a big task to begin with, but if you break it down, it isn’t as daunting.