Your backyard is easy to neglect particularly during the colder, darker months, but there is truly no better place to relax. When the sun finally makes an appearance, spending time in the backyard can be highly refreshing, providing it’s exactly how you want it. A backyard garden is a blank canvas that allows you to decorate and style it however you wish. Here, we have all the top tips you need in order to design your dream garden space in your own backyard.
Draft Up A Plan First
It’s massively easily to get carried away with your garden design when jumping in head first, placing teak garden furniture here, there and everywhere, and planting an abundance of flowers that end up clashing in color due to the lack of planning – slow down! Drafting up a plan is a great way to ensure the final result is what you have in mind. Ensure your plan takes a birds-eye view perspective, and try to scale it proportionately to your actual garden’s measurements. Then, you can start getting creative, drafting up your garden until you’re happy with what you see!
Let There Be Light
People love spending time in their backyard garden during the day when the sun is shining, however, it can make an even better space to spend time with loved ones during the evenings, as long as you make it cozy! For example, fairy lights certainly aren’t just suitable for Christmas time, and in fact, can transform your patio and garden area into a cozy hang-out space all year round! Of course, you can incorporate different types of lights into your garden however you wish, whether that’s to hang up fairy lights across your fence or to invest in some solar-powered features such as a quirky streetlamp to give your garden a contemporary feel. Don’t forget the need for shade as well!
Give The Walls A Lick Of Paint
Having an exciting garden is all about injecting some color, and while many people decide to achieve this via the flowers they plant, it can also be achieved by painting any walls you may have outside, whether that is a shed or a summer house. As you’d expect, you can overdo color in your garden, and you certainly don’t want to give your guests a headache, so choose wisely.
Ditch The Clutter!
With hundreds of garden centers around the country boasting stunning, bespoke garden furniture, it can become second nature to buy every feature and find a space for it somewhere in your garden, but as beautiful as they may be, having a garden full of clutter and mismatched outdoor cushions can be distracting and overwhelming. In order to design your dream garden space, you’ll want to cut back on your features and furniture to a bare minimum. After all, they do say less is more, and when talking in garden context, this is definitely true.
Plant Seasonal Flowers
It’s no secret that keeping a flower alive during the winter months is much more challenging than in summer – some would even consider it impossible. That’s true, depending on the flowers that you decide to plant. Just like some plants thrive in the summer, some also thrive during the winter, so always plan your flowers before planting them! Each season boasts some stunning options, so you’re able to spruce up your garden space with minimum effort of constantly tending to every plant!
With these 5 simple steps, designing your dream garden has never been easier. Regarding that you keep your designs minimal, and that you keep each garden space cozy, you’ll find yourself spending far more time outside than inside!