No matter if you are a keen gardener or not, everybody loves to have their outdoor space look amazing. For people who love plants it is an opportunity to strike your own character on your garden, for others they just leave it to the professionals to spruce the place up. To pick up ideas of how you can add that wow factor to your garden why not drive around the neighborhood to see what the other gardens in the area look like. But there are also crafty ways you can make your garden stunning and here are some tips.
Without doubt water features can be spectacular if properly designed and looked after. They need not be large lakes or extravagant waterfalls, something modest and simple such as a fountain can certainly enhance the ambiance of your garden. The biggest problem adding a water feature to an already mature garden is that you will probably have to disrupt some of your existing plants. All water features need water, and apart from ponds they all need a water supply that is fed by the main water supply.
When planning your garden think of statement plants that the rest of your garden will complement. For instance a pink bougainvillea positioned in just the right place will draw the eye of any visitor. Also consider large planters as these make a bold statement in your garden. Depending on the size of your outdoor space planting specimen trees is a great idea. They are something that will last forever and will be a constant backdrop to your blooms and shrubs. Trees are not cheap so choose wisely, ensure it will flourish in your garden and thrive in the local conditions.
Pieces of art are a top way to make a grand statement, they add character as well as being great talking points. If you are going to add furniture, make it functional so you can use all year around. Perhaps a romantic stone bench would fit the bill, not only is it useful the material will complement the flowers perfectly. Many people turn to things like trellises and pagodas to perk up their yards, these are great for providing shade and will also add height. Opt for an arty pagoda that has been hand-crafted in a defining wood, this will simply look stunning.
One of the delights of a really well thought out garden is a secret space that you cannot see at first and nobody expects. Your unique wooden pagoda can be the perfect tool to section off part of your outdoor space that you have allocated for your secret garden. The space does not have to big but make sure it makes a defining statement complete with, statues, different colored plants, pieces of art, and somewhere to sit and read a book. These handy hints will not cost the earth and most of the work you can do yourself, with a little patience and nurturing you can be the envy of all your neighbors.