Let’s be honest: when was the last time you thought about organizing your garden? We tend to neglect this small patch of nature and this has a direct effect on us, on our mental and physical health and the general mood. According to scientists, taking care of a garden and spending time outside has tremendous positive effects on our brain and body in general. So why not give it a try?
If your garden is nothing more than a small patch of green between concrete walls, don’t be discouraged. There are lots of solutions and today we are going to browse some of the easiest ones to implement.
Move your room outside
We do love the idea of an individual space that we can call ours so, why not do the same in the garden? Protect your privacy from the neighbors’ prying eyes with a beautiful pergola. This can be made out of wood, iron, or even PVC pipes; it doesn’t really matter as the basic structure will be covered with climbing vines and flowers that grow on a vertical plan.
Now, once the green walls of your outside room have been created, you can install a small patio right underneath. You can cover the space with gravel or you can simply leave it as it is. Then add a few chairs and a small table and you’ve got yourself an amazing place to drink coffee with friends and enjoy mornings in nature.
Make it easy to maintain
If you are a busy person and don’t have the necessary time to take care of a garden the proper way, there are solutions for this too. For instance, the first solution would be to install artificial grass instead of natural grass. It may seem a bit weird to replace the grass with something synthetic, but there are lots of benefits to this:
- Low maintenance – you won’t have to water or mow the lawn
- The lawn will be beautiful at all times
- No fertilizers or pesticides are necessary
- If you have kids, the lawn is safe to play on
Also, you can add large flowerpots in the corners and in the middle and grow trees, big bushes, flowers that can cover a concrete wall with a luxurious green drape, and so on.
If your small garden has large trees that make growing flowers and grass impossible, you may want to consider paving the area. It will look a lot better and you won’t get your shoes muddy every time it rains. Plus, trees are great during summer heats when you want a bit of shadow to protect you from the sun.
After you covered the basic organization, it’s time to think about decorations. For instance, you could play with lighting solutions that will transform the small garden into a land of fairies at night. Also, you can hang decorative objects on trees or decorate the bushes with birdfeeders and birdhouses. All these will transform your small patch of green into an oasis of relaxation, filled with joy and life.
As you can see, you don’t need lots of money or even lots of free time in order to have the perfect garden. You just need a bit of inspiration and the boost to start transforming your garden into a place of serenity and life.