Here are 10 ways to transform a boring garden into a place of
* Attract Wildlife
Who doesn't love to
see birds and butterflies visit their garden? Try to mimic the
natural landscape within your garden and you will have lots of
little visitors that will delight the senses.
* Add a Secret Area
An area that is not immediately
visible to the eye when viewing a garden can prove a delightful
surprise for visitors. Clever design can hide the entrance, i.e.
camouflaging, illusion of depth.
* Add a Garden Pond
A garden pond is virtually guaranteed to spark interest from
all. Also if installed correctly little maintenance is required.
Combine with a waterfall feature for extra novelty.
Everyday objects can be used to create
artistic and unique garden junk that will definitely make heads
turn i.e. bowling balls, scrap metal, clay pots, anything
really. Prepare to get messy and creative!
* Add a Focal
Direct eyes to an area in your garden using a focal
point. Try using simple additions like a birdbath or a large pot
or add lighting to bring attention to an otherwise plain object.
* Plant with Colours that Complement
Nobody likes to see
a garden with one colour. On the flip side no-one wants their
eyes to hurt when looking at a garden! So design your planting
areas to contain plants whose colours complement each other. A
colour chart will come in handy here.
* Use Height
Adding plant sizes of various heights to your
garden will entertain the eye. Add a peak here and there with a
tree, go mid-size with a few shrubs and finally add some
groundcovers to cater for the low points.
* Add a Patio
Need some where to sit out on and view the fruits of your
gardening labour? Look no further than a patio. It serves as the
meeting place between your garden and your home. Make it a bit
more of a mixture with a spot of patio gardening.
Scents can add a new dimension to your garden.
Some plants give off a scent when brushed against and some give
off scents as their flowers open. The sense of smell is said to
be the best for memory recall so scents in your garden make sure
that visitors remember it long after they visit.
* Add a Garden Gnome (or Two)
A slightly controversial
point seeing as though gnomes are viewed as tacky in some
circles. But I say go for it, pick out a few entertaining gnomes
and place them strategically around your garden. They may just
lend a hand sometime.
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