Making The Most of Your Garden

There are many ways you can improve your garden and provide it with a complete overhaul. In this short article, we explore different approaches that can be taken to achieve this.

 

Water features can be a fantastic addition to a garden. Not only can they offer aesthetics, tranquil sounds and improved humidity but water features can also attract animals ranging from insects to birds to even frogs.


Water feature <span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@ahmed_rizkhaan?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Ahmed  Rizkhaan</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/water-feature?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

If you’re looking for some options, you should consider rills, drilled rocks, fountains, water garden, garden ponds and water blades.

 

Flowers are another way to attract nature to your garden. To plan out flower beds whether in ground or raised, you should take into account their sun and water needs, visualise your plans, consider the plant heights and where you want to place the focal point of the beds. You could also add flowers to your garden in the form of potted plants.

 

You may also like to add a birdfeeder or two to your garden. Hopper or house feeders, tray/platform feeders and window feeders are some of the most common types. As for the feed itself, a mix of seeds such as sunflower seeds and millets or perhaps flaked maize are suitable.

 

There are also many seating considerations worth taking on board. For example, you might choose to add a garden bench. Some of the most common materials for garden benches are steel, aluminium, iron, rattan, plastic/resin, timber and natural wicker. As for the design, straight, lutyens and backless are commonplace.


Garden bench <span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@baronmarinkovic?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Aleks Marinkovic</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/garden-bench?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>



While a garden bench can act as a good social point for your garden, so could a decking or patio. The latter is easier to install and tends to cost less but a deck can offer more aesthetic and design value. In addition, there are numerous materials (e.g. composite, timber and vinyl) from which you can choose.

 Would you like to add a new lease of life to the surface of your garden? You can do so by adding new turf! This might mean adding new seeds to grow fresh turf or by laying pre grown sections. If the latter is the case, you should take a look at turf prices to help determine what type you’d prefer to go with.

 

As this article has shown, there are many ways you can make more of your garden. Spend a bit of time thinking through your ideas and plans, do some research and then make purchases based on what objects/fittings best suit your preferences, budget and requirements!




 

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