When you take a good look at your garden, what is it that you feel?

Some people are quite satisfied with having a plain landscape and don’t really have an interest in making the garden space look any better. Are you one of those people? If the answer is “no”, it might mean that your artistic side is yearning for a much more beautiful sight. 

It could also mean that your practical side wants to turn your backyard into something much more useful. Either way, you feel that your garden doesn’t have that “exceptional something” that you are after.

So, how do you transform your garden from quite ordinary to perfectly extraordinary?

Think carefully about the composition

For starters, looking at the grand scheme, it is crucial to think about the composition of your garden in general. Every experienced landscape designer will tell you how important it is before you get down to the details.

You need to envision what your garden is going to look like as it evolves, with all those plants growing, materials aligning with each other, and the way your eye takes all of it in as a whole.

Plan out your planting

One of the best approaches to planned planting is starting with structural plants and then filling the spaces with something smaller and flowery. Evergreen shrubs should follow every border in your garden and accentuate certain areas. Then, you should intersperse them with smaller shrubs. Here you can go for box balls as a neat choice.

Once you have framed everything with shrubbery, you should make sure that every existing gap has wonderful flowers in it. It is usually the best idea to pick out up to six various types and then place them in recurrent patterns. This will make your garden feel cohesive and balanced.

Consider making your garden a private spot

Privacy is an important matter for homeowners. Your garden can be the perfect place for creating a secluded spot just for yourself and your family, both secure and kind of romantic. You will not only keep potential thieves away but also keep your little piece of Eden away from prying eyes.

Of course, one of the most important ways to do this is to install a garden fence. The choices, in this case, are many. You can decide to go for slatted wood, brick, metal, bamboo, frosted glass, stainless steel, and many, many other options.

If you want to take your privacy a step further, you should consider cladding. This means adding a protective cover to both inner and outer walls. The material that is commonly used for this approach is natural stone which looks really amazing when it’s properly applied and makes sure that your home and garden are safe and secure.

Don’t forget outdoor lighting

It is really important that you think about what kind of lights you are going to use in your amazing garden. The fact is that the lighting is capable of transforming the atmosphere almost completely. For example, you could install lanterns in just the right spots, making sure that the space is well-lit during and truly alluring during the late hours. Or you can use the outdoor light strings to create an artistic impact on your garden and have a warm and inviting home.

This is an amazing way to give character to the garden and turn it into the perfect space for entertainment or some wonderful dining outdoors. Of course, there is a variety of choices when it comes to the type of lights that you could use, so make sure that you can make an informed choice before you go shopping.

Final words

Finally, if you’ve got kids, you should make sure that your perfect garden is an amazing place for them to have fun. You can choose a particular section that you are going to cut off and turn into a safe spot for children where they can play with outdoor toys. If you have enough space, you can install a playhouse.

However, it is also essential that you never forget about how your garden can affect wildlife. You can always be of great help to the creatures that live around you. For example, you can get bird feeders and hang them around the garden. As for the bees, with many species being either extinct or nearly gone, you can be of great help by growing bee-friendly plants, such as cosmea, cornflower, or honeywort. On the other hand, you might see your grown plants disappearing or dying due to insect attacks. So, you need to protect your garden from insect attacks by gaining knowledge of landscape maintenance.

Author Bio

Mia Ackerson is a Melbourne-based writer. Loves writing about home decorations and home improvements. She’s also interested in reading books, movies, music, baking, and gardening. You can follow her on twitter