Your home might be a palace on the inside, but you already know that it is not just the inside that matters. Landscaping ideas have changed with the times. The bottom line is that everybody wants their home to look inviting both on the outside and the inside. We are in the era of environmentalists, and people are encouraged to be mindful of their gardening methods. Social media and the internet, has helped people learn about composting, annual and perennial plants, deer- proofing, among others. Below are some great landscaping ideas to create a relaxing space for you, your family, and friends.
Plant some flowers
Flowers add color to your outdoor space. Additionally, flowers will create contrast in your garden as they come in several different colors. You can plant both annual and perennial flowers such as hydrangeas, sunflowers, marigold, among others. You can also choose to plant some herbs and other vegetables that have beautiful flowers such as chives and thyme. Besides adding a splash of color in your garden, flowers will also attract pollinators such as bees and other insects. This is an excellent solution to pests in the garden.
Theme your garden
Think of this as creating the perfect composition for a picture-perfect garden. Go out right now and see the colors in your garden. Can you group them cleverly for effect? It is better to mass plant the same colored flower in one container than a plant in each pot. Arranging your plants around a theme will make you look like a landscaping pro. This is a smart and simple way to make your garden more appealing.
Outdoor water features
Nothing brings beauty and tranquility to an outdoor space like a water fountain. However, outdoor water features can range from ponds to artificial rivers. Although most outdoor water features are found in extensive gardens, they are ideal for small patios. They can be the focal point of your garden or smartly integrated into a wall for a unique design. There are several reasons why adding a water feature in your garden is a good idea. First, running water calms the soul. Second, outdoor water features attract birds and other wildlife. Also, they are quite easy to maintain, so getting one for your garden should be a no brainer.
Add some garden art
Garden art can be something you make or something you buy. Garden art, in other words, is garden décor. For example, hanging plant baskets, flower pot clips, butterfly stakes, among others. If you are living in a rental, a lovely garden ornament is advisable. You can make this a DIY project or get the decorative items at a gardening store. Adding these decorative items in your garden will make you enjoy your space more.
Plant some vines
Are you tired of looking at your boring wooden fence? Well, flowering vines will fix your problem. Vines are climbing or running plants. Vines are a perfect way to create a show-stopping space that will put your neighbors to shame. There are fast-growing vines and those that take a while to grow. Your garden will look amazing in a short time if you plant Wisteria. This plant can shoot up to 66 feet and is quite hardy. Another option is the morning glory or moonflower plant. The moonflower plant has a great smell too
Hide your outdoor structures
Outdoor structures are not the most attractive. That old shed can steal the thunder of your beautiful outdoor space. Start thinking of that old garage as a display area for some of your plants. You can have large flower pots lined up at the front towards the door on each side. You can also install a plank of wood to create a shelf on the exterior and set your small flower pots there. The flowers can be on the structure or near it; either way, it will complement the space beautifully.
Add some outdoor furniture
If you like to entertain or spend time out in the yard with your family, then this is for you. Just like a water fountain, you can choose a piece of furniture to be the centerpiece of your space. Whether it is a swing for the kids or some seats for guests to enjoy a barbecue. Outdoor furniture can make your space both comfortable and functional.
Go ahead and beautify your outdoor space with the above landscaping ideas today. Whether you have a balcony, porch, or yard, all the above apply.