Making your house into a home is a continuous process. Sometimes you just feel like a little bit of change is in order, and thus the adventure begins. There are lots of decisions to be made when it comes to remodelling your garden space, from what kind of plants you want in there, to the color scheme, to the general “vibe” of the garden space.
By thinking outside the box, you can change the whole look of your garden, and you might not even have to change it up too much. Keep reading to learn about the few smart things you can do that are easy on both the pockets and the eyes!
A Pond or Pool
Swimming pools and ponds significantly improve your garden, and they’re not that hard to construct either. While a swimming pool might need some extra help, constructing a pond can be as simple as letting rain water accumulate in a hole in the ground lined with a pond liner.
You can visit Aquatic ponds and other websites all over the internet for information on how to manage and take care of your garden pond, but be careful not to confuse them with your swimming pool or an average aquarium. While those are all artificially maintained, the point of you having a pond is that it eventually develops into a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Once you set up a pond or a swimming pool in your garden, you can decorate it with lights or some strategically placed stones around it too.
If you have a layout planned already, adding some pathways leading up to your front door can be a great way to add some personality to your garden.
You can even have the pathways lead up to an outside living area – complete with a few chairs and a table – to give it a wholesome touch. You can invest in a roof or some sort of overhead cover to protect you against the elements while you sit there on a nice day, enjoying your beautiful garden.
A BBQ Area
Who doesn’t love a BBQ night with their family and friends? Or a fun night camping in their garden, making smores around the fireplace? If this sounds like something you’d love, consider making a BBQ area or a small fire pit in your garden.
All you need to do is dig a hole in the ground and line it with stones. Making a fireplace or BBQ area is easy and cost efficient, and it won’t even take up too much space. Depending on how much you want to put into it, you can make it inconspicuous or a central part of your garden design.
Hang Bird Feeders in the Trees
If you have a lot of trees in the garden, you can use them to further your design goals by hanging bird feeders in the trees. Color them however you want, be it random and colorful or to fit a specific design, and hang them strategically.
In addition to bird feeders, you can even hang potted plants to the trees. It will create a beautiful contrast and give more depth to your garden. This way, you’ll even be able to plant more plants in a limited area! But don’t just restrict yourself to these ideas.