You might have a large outdoor space or only a small outdoor space, but regardless, there is so much you can do that will turn it into a beautiful and creative area that brings you great joy and peace. While it might seem easier to convert large outdoor spaces, often your efforts can be lost in the vastness of the area. But if you have a smaller space, the work you put in will make a big impact on the look and feel. It is important to not do anything too dramatic that will cost you tonnes of money, but at the same time you want it to be effective and impressionable and you want it to last.
Make a clear separation between your grassy lawn and flower beds. Even if your flower beds are wild and largely unkempt as a style that you prefer, it is still good to have a clear distinction between the two. You can easily use recycled plastic garden edging to help keep the weeds at bay and encroachment to a minimum. You may also want to have flower beds with different ‘themes’ such as succulents and aloes, flowering indigenous and wild bushy vibes.
It is always good practice to go local and buy indigenous plants. This helps support the natural plant life by keeping it alive. It also prevents alien invasive plants from taking over and while they may not take over in your well-kept garden, the seeds could be spread to other places where they are able to dominate. Going natural also helps with longevity and survivability. Plants that are originally from that climate have a better chance of thriving with the same amount of heat, sunshine, and water. Create a mulch from pruned bushes and trees and a compost with your vegetable waste to help keep your soil nutrient-rich.
Include water features
Having a few water features attracts much life, butterflies, dragonflies, and birds will be drawn to your garden. A water feature can be a pond, a stream, small waterfall a natural swimming pool or simply a few birdbaths. If you have a pond you can buy a few colourful fish to occupy it. With a natural body of water, you may also attract frogs and can enjoy a summer’s night on your patio enjoying the sounds of frogs croaking. If you opt for a water feature or a waterfall with running water the sound of water will be very soothing and tranquil.
Patios and walkways
You want to spend time on a veranda or a deck. Or you may find that your deck is the only outdoor space you have. Have a natural vibe with wooden decking and pot plants scattered around to help space feel living and fresh. Putting walkways in your garden prevents damage to areas where you would prefer people not to walk, dogs also tend to stick to walkways. It also adds a bit of character to your outdoor space if you put quaint walkways between spaces.