Unless you have a huge interest in gardening, plants, and everything in between, your garden may become a wasted space. Sure you might spend some time sitting outside on a warm day, or let your children play out, but have you ever thought of designing your garden to make an outside space you can spend more time in? You don’t need to be green-fingered to make the most out of your outside space. Here are some of the top tips to help you get the best out of your garden.
Artificial grass versus real grass
One of the first things to think about would be whether you want to consider artificial grass or real grass. Perhaps you already have a lawned area but are not sure what to do with it. The truth is, that a lawn can be high maintenance. You need to regularly cut it, and then let’s not forget how pets and children can ruin it. Artificial grass is an easy option. It always looks good and can be easily maintained. Real grass is great if you have the time and will always make your garden look picture-perfect. However, if you want to get more out of your garden you will have to consider what is more practical for you and your family.
Create zones in your garden
No matter how big or small your garden is, you can always create usable zones to help you get more out of it. You may want an area where your children can play. Perhaps have a trampoline, football net, or even a swing set. If you are not too good at building those things then hiring someone who can help with playset installation could be the way forward. You might also want an area to grow vegetables and fruit, perhaps a place to sit where you know you get the afternoon or morning sun. Figure out the areas in your garden and how best you can use them. This will help you to design those specific areas with that function in mind.
Keep things tidy and organized
It is no good creating a beautiful garden space, but then you have kids’ toys lying around or nowhere to store your garden furniture, cushions, or appliances like the lawnmower. This is when you need to think about keeping things tidy. You might want to look at a new shed to store everything in or even a storage box where you can keep things tidy and dry. Having a place where you can put things away at the end of the day, especially during the summer months when you will be using the garden more often, will help you to maintain the garden and keep on top of it.
Low-maintenance plants and flowers
Are you green-fingered? If so then you may not be bothered by what you plant because you know you will keep things in check. But if you are not an avid gardener then do some research into low-maintenance plants for your garden. There will be plants that won’t require you to water them or trim them regularly, as well as flowers that you can plant for the summer and then get rid of during the winter months. A gardener could help you choose the right sort of plants for you, or seek advice from your local garden center. You could even consider artificial plants and flowers which will look great all year round.
Patio and decked area
Another thing that you could consider would be a patio or decked area. This would help you to enjoy being outside a lot more. You can use this area to have some garden furniture such as a table and chairs, or a sofa and sun loungers. Sitting outside in the morning for a nice cup of tea or enjoying your food al fresco, having the option to do those things will encourage you to get out in your garden much more.
An outside kitchen
If you love a BBQ or like to cook then an outside kitchen could be a great option to consider. You could look at having an area just for your BBQ or even have hookups for an outdoor fridge and gas hobs. Some even have a pizza oven built. There are so many ways you can utilize an outdoor kitchen and it can be the perfect way to get the best out of your garden.
Let’s hope these tips help you to get the best out of your garden.