You may already have a beautiful garden but with the right items, it can become one of the most attractive areas of your home. You can not only make your garden look aesthetically pleasing but also make it a comfortable place to relax by adding seating there. The idea is to strike the perfect balance between sophistication and simplicity. Once you’ve done that, you have a perfect hangout spot at your home.
Famous actress Audrey Hepburn once said – To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
With this quote, let’s begin the guide.
What Is Gardening?
Gardening is an activity which revolves around taking care of a plot of ground which is devoted to growing plants like vegetables, herbs and flowers. It is considered an art, encompassing plants arranged harmoniously, and a science, concerned with the principles and techniques of plant cultivation.
There are multiple celebrities who like to garden. For example, Julia Roberts is a big fan of organic gardening and she teaches her children how to garden as well so that they know where food comes from.
Now, let’s discuss some of the tips that will help you make your garden look aesthetically pleasing.
1. Have A Lounging Area
We’ve already established that in addition to being a place where you can grow flowers and food items, your garden can be a hangout place. If you have a large space, you can treat your garden as another room of your house. Take cues from your interior designer and decorate a beautiful lounging area with a sofa, ottomans and a few oversized chairs. Do not forget to reserve some space for a coffee table in the center.
If you have a small garden space, place iron benches or oversized chairs with a table. You can rest your legs here after a walk in the yard or have coffee with your family or friends.
Make sure you place them in a way where your garden doesn’t seem crowded.
2. Cover Up
If you have a small space, you probably won’t be able to have a proper outdoor lounge. In this case, you need to cover up the seating area that you have in your garden. This will protect you in case there is rain. You can use a gazebo or outdoor umbrellas for this purpose. You can hang some multi-colored hangings with these, if you like.
3. Use Pots
When you are planning to decorate your garden, adding pots is a great way to level up the overall decoration game. You can also tap the creative side of your mind and reuse old household items like buckets, trash cans and metal tubs. You can easily use them as pots for plants, herbs and bushes. It can take much of your time. So, if you don’t have that much time, buy pots in Pakistan from OLX.
4. Blend of Modern and Contemporary
While it is entirely up to you if you want your garden to look traditional or contemporary, we would suggest a beautiful blend of both. You can use modern furniture with rustic detailing and vice versa.
These are just some ideas to help you out. You are the master and the final decision will be yours.
5. Take your Indoors to your Garden
There are days when the weather is absolutely beautiful and you wish to bring your indoors to your garden. For these days, we suggest you make your lounging area as comfortable as possible. Add blankets and some comfortable cushions for cozy, windy evenings.
6. Use Items that Mimic Nature
If you want your garden to truly depict nature, try using items that depict nature in some way or the other. You can hang artificial bird cages in your garden, use colorful cushions with birds made on it or place a bicycle somewhere with flowers kept in its basket.
It is a process which may require you to put in a lot of thought but the results would be worth it.
7. Do Not Forget Your Outhouse
If you have a large garden area, chances are that you will also have an out house. If you have one, make sure you do not ignore it. Use the place to upgrade the look of your garden. Paint and organize the outhouse and make it a presentable place. You can also turn it into an outdoor dining area with a table, barbeque grill, etc.
You can use this area for parties with your friends and family.
8. Use Lighting
Lights have this amazing quality of not only lighting up the area but your mood as well. Use festive lighting in your garden and transform your space. You can buy and use fairy lights, rattan ball strings, hanging lights, floor lamps, etc.
Making these lights a part of your garden will make your garden look magical and mesmerizing.
9. Paint The Fence Or A Wall
Paint has transforming powers which make it extremely useful when it comes to decorating your garden. To bring another fun element to your garden, you can either paint the fence or just one wall of your garden. Choose a bright color as it will give a fresh vibe to the overall area. You can choose colors like green, duck-egg blue, yellow, etc.
10. Add A Swing
While this idea may seem a bit traditional, it is evergreen. You can simply buy outdoor swings from OLX Pakistan and place them cleverly to enhance the outdoor aesthetics. The swing will have an aesthetic presence on its own but, if you want to further beautify it, you can wrap some flowers around the ropes.
11. Install A Bird Bath
Installing a bird bath will introduce a beautiful sound element to your garden. The water and birds will create a beautiful sound effect which will add to the overall beauty of your garden. You can install a birth bath in the middle of the garden or at a corner that outshines amongst the rest.
Now that you know some of the tips that will help you decorate your garden, let’s discuss some common queries that people have:
Q1. What is a vertical vegetable garden?
A vertical vegetable garden is a way of growing vegetables upwards. This creates an elaborate structure which is supported by either a background wall or frame. This practice is common as it saves a lot of space.
Q2. How to grow a vertical vegetable garden?
Vegetables like cucumbers, herbs, pole beans, cherry tomatoes, plums and others can grow vertically. Following are some of the steps that will help you grow a vertical vegetable garden:
Step 1: Choose the right vegetable for your garden. Find vegetables that have naturally complex roots.
Step 2: Decide a suitable place.
Step 3: Find an appropriate container or pot for your vertical vegetable garden.
Step 4: Fill the container with soil. Put soil and manure and mix fertilizer.
Step 5: Find or prepare a suitable tool that will help you water your garden.
Step 6: Take care of your vertical vegetable garden.
Q3. How to clean garden tiles?
There are different kinds of tiles that people use in their gardens. The cleaning process varies with the kind of tiles your garden has.
For example, if you have solid stone tiles you can use the following methods:
- Dry mop your tiles after 1 or two days or as soon as you see dirt or debris. Only dry mop your tiles if they are made of Slate, Granite, Limestone, Sandstone or Marble.
- Wash the tiles with soap and water. Once you are done, rinse and dry the tiles so that there is no soap residue.
- If the tiles have algae or moss, use a bleach solution to clean them.
Note: Avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials as they can damage your tiles.
Traditionally, we have always focused on the beautification of our patios and balconies; it is only recently that we have started putting more effort into making our home gardens more beautiful. In this blog, you’ll find some quick fixes to decorate your home garden.
If you want to learn similar tips regarding balconies and patios, leave a comment below so that we can get back to you with some more interesting ideas.
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