Hello World! Welcome Friends! A garden hose just lying across the pavement; watering cans scattered all over the lawn; chairs stacked on the side; and flowers… nowhere to be found.
Soon, in many parts of the world the white blanket covers our yard and keeps it hidden for weeks, we go by the old out of sight, out of mind. But before the snowflakes come, the sight from our back window becomes a real eyesore. So how can you bring back life into your garden? We are here to provide a few creative ideas to recreate the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere once again.
Nature to nature
To create a real oasis of peace, you might want to keep the look as ‘informal’ as possible. What we mean by this is – avoid strict, geometric shapes and straight lines. Instead, incorporate gentle, curvy garden paths made from natural building materials like wood, or possibly decorative concrete which still gives off that natural and inviting vibe.
If you find twigs, logs and salvaged wood just lying around, don’t bother to throw it away – in fact, all of that can be used to create a wildlife-friendly and charming landscape. Are you maybe one of the few lucky ones who have a spacious backyard? Then consider leaving a corner undisturbed and ‘out of order’. In time you will accumulate rotted foliage and bark, ultimately getting that outstanding forest smell.
Low maintenance and water features for greater wildlife
Keeping all those twigs and branches with seed heads and berries will provide natural shelter for birds and other small creatures. Furthermore, you might consider digging a small pond or a lake to attract wildlife during the hot summer days. Any kind of water, really, will attract insects, birds and amphibians that will be extremely beneficial to the ecosystem you are building at the back of your house. And like the cherry on top of the icing – water features can really elevate the look of the entire place.
High trees for a high design
While we are planting our favorite colorful flowers, we often forget just how outstanding tall trees can be – they, as well, act as natural homes for small wildlife creatures, and also gift us with a natural shade and make the scorching summer days bearable. At low cost, you can plant whatever trees or shrubbery you prefer, and have a spectacular design achieved most effortlessly.
Indoor taken outdoor
And what better way to enjoy your lovely garden at the end of a difficult day then from a comfy chair placed under the starry sky, with a cup of hot coco in your hands. In order to have it all but still keep the natural feel, we advise putting several wooden chairs decorated with cushions for greater comfort. If the nights are chillier in your area, think about building a fire pit near your sitting area and have natural heat keep you warm and relaxed, regardless of the temperature.
Out of neighbors’ sight
Do you have slightly annoying neighbors next door who don’t really seem to mind their own business? Then building a green wall might just be the best way to achieve the privacy you long for. Now, when we say building a wall, many associate it with concrete bricks, but with just a bit of imagination you can create a privacy fence that perfectly complements all other natural elements you already have. Instead of hardwood, see whether bamboo is something that catches your eye, since it can add a tropical element you’ve been missing. Alternatively, you can use any tall hedge and achieve the same effect.
Have we managed to spark your imagination for the next project?
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