For most houses, the front and back yards are just as the interior. Good news is, you don’t need to break the bank to take your garden design from drab and dull to practical and vibrant.
Simple things like installing a pond or digging up a fire pit can significantly improve the way your garden looks, and you don’t even need to hire other people to do it for you. There are countless DIY guides that can help you make the most out of your garden space – all you need is a little extra time and some hard work.
Keep reading to know more about remodeling your garden into the outdoor space of your dreams.
Add a Pond
Garden ponds require minimal maintenance and are beautiful additions to any natural space. You can introduce small fish and aquatic plants to your small ecosystem and watch it grow, as well as add some lighting or water fountains that would give your pond more personality.
Most of the stuff you need to build a pond like pond liner, pond pumps, and advice on how to go about it is available online on various websites, but remember not to disturb the pond too much once it’s up and running. This could alter the ecosystem of your pond and introduce diseases and algae that will make your garden smell pretty awful – not to mention kill everything in there already.
Make a Patio
Everyone needs a spot in their home where they can sit and enjoy the afternoon sun, or have barbeque nights with their friends around. This is where patios come in – whether you want to read a book in the garden or have parties, or if you just want a place to relax while you keep an eye on your children playing on the street, a patio is a great option.
It can be any theme from cute pastels to a summer oasis or a winter wonderland – it mostly depends on what you prefer, what goes well with your garden, and maybe even what time of the year it is.
Install a Garden Swing
Garden swings are some of the most fun additions you can make to a garden, loved by both adults and children alike. You can add one to your patio or install one under a tree. Make sure you’re careful about the construction if you do it yourself, and the safer option would be to buy one online.
If you install one under the open sky, make sure that there aren’t any materials on it that will be soaked and hard to dry off, otherwise you might face a lot of inconvenience when it rains unexpectedly.
Make a Firepit
If you live in a colder area or have frequent barbeque nights with your friends and family, a firepit in your garden can change your life.
All you need to do is make a hole in the ground and line it with bricks or stones the proper way. Many people like to build a patio around their firepit or make a platform that can accommodate chairs or tents – it’s perfect for camping nights with the kids in the backyard when you’re on lockdown, or for making smores and telling stories to your children.
Other changes you can make to your garden include planting more flowering plants, adding a new fence or painting over your old one, and adding some new pathways in the grass.