Everyone loves to have their own unique style inside their home. Did you also know you could create a signature personal garden as well?
Whether you have a large yard or limited space, you can design a garden sanctuary that adds beauty and reflects your unique style.
Use your imagination, and ours, to spruce things up outside and create a look you can enjoy for years to come.
Keep reading for 9 great ideas to customize your garden.
1. Try New Plants
Maybe you have always planted the same plants in the same colors year after year. Roses, daisies, and lilies may be beautiful, but it’s time to try something new.
While you may worry that venturing outside your flower comfort zone will be expensive and hard work, that isn’t necessarily true.
There are many rare and unusual flowers and plants that you too can grow. You can make small steps and add in a few until you achieve the right balance.
2. Create a Border
If you want a flower bed that stands out from the rest of the yard or garden, create an interesting border.
Rocks are a great choice and can be bought or you can use ones you gather yourself.
Bricks make another good border and provide more than just one look. They can be laid horizontal, vertical, or sideways. They also come in a variety of colors.
Seashells are another idea for a beach feel, while another trending look is logs or using pallets for the edging.
3. Put in a Water Fountain
Nothing says beauty and serenity like a sparkling water feature. Outdoor fountains come in so many shapes and sizes there is sure to be one that suits your style.
They are easier to install than you might think. They can stand alone or be integrated into an established part of the garden.
Add some lights for a focal point to your yard that everyone will love.
4. Create a Themed Garden
If you really want to mix things up a bit, go with a garden theme.
If you have an interest in cooking and healthy living, try an edible garden. Grow your own vegetables, berries, and herbs.
Add some flowers in for a burst of color and then literally eat the fruits of your labor.
Butterfly gardens are extremely popular. To create a thriving area for butteries, the garden should have sunlight for at least six hours a day with a barrier for the wind.
A fountain or water source is recommended as well as never using pesticides.
Construct an island paradise with a tropical garden. These colorful and bold gardens will bring your backyard to life. You will need a good irrigation system and preferably a warmer climate.
5. Experiment With Raised Flower Beds
Not everyone has great soil. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great garden. Raised flower beds have many advantages.
You automatically have fewer weeds, so less work. You choose the best soil for the flowers you want to grow. They can literally be placed anywhere, even stacked.
There is more control with water retention or drainage depending on the need. And you can be as creative as you want with their look and design.
6. Install a Fish Pond
Another great water feature to add to your outdoor garden is a fish pond.
Koi fish are a popular choice when building a fish pond outside. Goldfish are also high on the list. A fish pond adds color and beauty to the space.
It has also been proven that a fish pond is a great stress reliever. In Japanese culture, koi fish are believed to bring good fortune.
An outdoor fish pond is relatively easy to maintain and will even raise the property value and appeal.
7. Go Bold With Outdoor Furniture
No outdoor space is complete without furniture. The good news is, you can choose just about any look, color, or style you want. You are only limited by your imagination.
Wood furniture is classic and can be dressed up or down with the color of your choice. Wicker is also a great choice. Metal furniture is gaining popularity. Add cushions and accessories to make it your own.
You can go with a formal seating area, or have scattered benches and chairs throughout the garden area.
8. Find Unique Containers
In addition to raised flower beds, there are other options for planting flowers. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to unique container planters.
Anything that can hold dirt, can hold flowers. From old furniture to an empty birdcage to unwanted cookware or even boots!
Use your imagination to come up with one-of-a-kind containers that reflect who you are.
9. Don’t Forget the Lighting
The final touch to any garden setting is the lighting.
Hang solar mobiles in strategic locations that will shine brightly after dark for a playful feel.
Use solar lights also to line walkways and driveways. These provide added safety to your front yard for yourself and guests.
String lights are a great addition to decks, around trees, or on fences. They put off an almost magical glow and makes everything appear softer. Rope lighting can also be used for a slightly different effect.
You definitely want to add lights to any water features you have installed. These can be located inside to add sparkle, or as a spotlight to make a focal point.
Speaking of spotlights, in-ground lights can be used to highlight architectural features in the garden, a special tree, or a grouping of flowers.
Your Garden – Your Vision
Everyone needs a quiet place where they can relax and feel at peace. For many people, this place is their garden.
Whether you choose a traditional garden layout, or think outside the box for a look and feel all its own, your outdoor space should speak to your heart and soul.
With endless ideas and a little elbow grease, you can have the garden of your dreams.
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