If you have a patch of land adjacent to your house, be it small or large, you must be thinking of having a small garden. Of course, a garden that is well maintained can add great value and character to your house. Here are some basic ideas for you to think on.
Flowers – of course!
A garden is hardly a garden without flowers (sorry for stating the obvious). But this doesn’t mean that you need to go all crazy with the planting. A clear plan is important. Consult an expert – if you want – and decide how and where you need the plants to be. This is important especially if you have children. A garden is where they should be allowed to play and enjoy, and having it covered up with flowers – however beautiful it may look – is not entirely advisable.
Fight the weed!
Weed is the villain in the perfect love story between you and your garden. They can invade the plant space and consume the nutrition that is required for the plant to go. So invest in effective weedicides, which is also eco-friendly.
Add a tea corner
You may have read in books or seen in movies how families have their tea outside in the garden. This is indeed a beautiful way for your family to get together, and share some quality time together. Thus, consider adding some chairs and a tea table to your garden.
This can even be used as a small book nook! (Is there anything better than emerging in a book, surrounded by flowers?) However, make sure that you buy outdoor cushions for this purpose.
Especially considering that varying weather conditions and the fact that they are placed outside, buying fashionable cushions to create this perfect tea/book nook will help ensure that they are better resistant to wear and tear.
The garden is a place where you can let your imagination flow. For example, you can group plants according to colour or even the same foliage. You can try moving similar coloured flowers together, and then ‘framing’ that lot with flowers of contrasting colours. If there is space, you can also try your hand at some garden arts. Look up designs online, if you need inspiration. For instance, you can create an interesting soldier with the left over pots; or even a castle in the middle of your garden. However, also make sure that this reflects your personality.
Some people also prefer small garden bridges. They certainly do add a charm of their own. Having a small garden bridge will add a touch of charming elegance to your garden.