A garden is one of the things that instantly adds beauty to any home. There is just something about flowers and lovely trees that immediately improve the aesthetic of any property.
Having a garden in front of your home would add to curb appeal and having trees around improves the quality of air and in turn your health as it lessens pollution. However, if your garden is messy, it would have the opposite effect – it would make your home look ugly and can become a hotbed of insects and germs.
What are the advantages of having a home garden?
● Home gardens come in many forms — from large plots to a couple of plants in containers at the backyard, so incorporating one into your home can be done no matter the size.
● Home gardens are eco-friendly – less pollution and better air quality.
● Home gardens produce home-grown produce that is healthier.
● Home gardens are great relaxation spots.
How to design a home garden
1. Select the elements that you would like to incorporate in your garden – surfaces, pathways, the type of beds and so on.
2.Markdown key areas with sand in a bottle or a length of hose.
3. If you are mapping a dining or sitting area, ensure there is enough space for furniture.
4. Consider including verticals like small trees or arches.
5. If space is small, try and make use of every available surface.
6. Consider covering walls by planting wall plants.
How to design a beautiful home garden in a small space
Make use of a theme
Experts at BigEasy landscaping say this can be done in a couple of ways — you can create a collection of plants using a particular colour scheme in an area of your garden or you can install a pathway around your yard with the help of their pavers in New Orleans. For example, putting a pot of four or more of the same coloured flowers in a container for mass planting has a better effect than just one flower.
Make use of heights
The side of the fences, garages and walls are all part of the space. Indoors, walls are used to put up cupboards, murals and hang pictures, you can do something similar with your garden. Plant creepers like star jasmine (Trachelospermum). Tremendous trailers like the vibrantly coloured McDaniels cushion (phlox simulate) can be used to adorn high spaces and get flowers up high. Also use containers like hanging baskets of trailing perralagonium (geraniums), exquisite wall managers and window boxes. Wall gardens are a great way to utilise all the surfaces in a space and they have a contemporary finish.
Make use of the kitchen window sill
Make use of sleepers to build a simple trough that can be planted directly under your kitchen window. This is a great place to grow herbs – you simply have to open the glass to get what you need.
Plan a dual-purpose garden.
With very small spaces, the trick is to make it pull double duty. For example, create a garden wall and a raised flower bed in one space. Another example would be to make use of greenery to provide shade, privacy and interest up and use walls to provide a ledge for lanterns. Don’t forget to use practical built-in sitting.
Make use of shelves
Putting up some shelves is a great way to create extra surface space for pretty accessories and pots – they can be put up on the shelves. Optimally, they should be installed into brick as a garden fence might not be able to take on the weight.
An inexpensive solution is to use old railway sleepers, supported by wrought iron brackets. This can be gotten from your local hardware store for a couple of pounds.
Use diagonal paving
Laid squares in paving make gardens look smaller, while diagonal paving will increase the size of your garden visually. Lay slabs on the points, so that they are in a diagonal shape to give the illusion of a bigger garden. Another alternative is to use broken or mixed slabs.
When designing your home garden, remember to have fun. The entire process should be approached as an adventure and not a chore. Don’t be afraid to infuse a note of whimsical or incorporate elements that reflect your personal style. Happy gardening!