Landscaping Tips – Ways to Pretty Up Your Garden

Landscaping Tips – Ways to Pretty Up Your Garden

April 7, 2014 Outdoor Timber Decking 0

There are a variety of landscaping touches that you can use to pretty up your garden and add value to your home. When you let grass overgrow or don’t spend time planning out your garden, your home can end up looking unsightly. This can create a less than ideal living environment for you and your family.

If you want your garden to look good, there are a few great landscaping tips that you can follow to keep it looking organised, beautiful and interesting. Here are a few top tips on how to effectively utilise your green space and pretty up your garden.

1. Install a water feature:
Installing a water feature, such as a small fountain or birdbath is a great way to create a more relaxing environment outdoors and break up the monotony of your garden. Alternatively, a small pond with plants and fish are also good options to inject life into an otherwise plain-looking garden. Have a crop of plants and flowers you are particularly proud of? Strategically placed around your water feature, these jewels will make beautiful complements and a showcase for all to admire.

2. Play with lighting:
Lights and lanterns are easy to install in your garden and beautiful to look at, especially at night when they are all lit up, revealing a different side to your garden that may be seen as nothing short of spectacular. Plus, lights can help guide you in your backyard or point the way to an entrance or doorway, serving you and your loved ones in a practical manner. Alternatively or as an added option, specialty torches or candles can help eliminate bugs from your garden and mosquitoes from the air.

3. Add a wooden deck:
garden deckConsider adding a wooden deck to add a different texture to your garden landscape. Installing it on your patio or walkway leading to your garden adds character and interest to your house and garden, more noticeably so if your living space is relatively large and plain-looking. In instances where there is an abundance of green space, the use of a raised wooden platform in the form of an outdoor floor decking keeps your garden looking interesting. Plus, it gives you the added benefit of extra functional space that is both attractive and comfortable for you and your family to relax and spend time together on.

4. Decorate with statues:
Adding statues to your garden can create a touch of class to an already beautifully landscaped garden. Stone statues may be accented and framed by a selection of plants and flowers to add a touch of life and colour to the statue. For example, you can place various flowers around the statue to create contrast, or use a climbing vine to give your statues a touch of green. These little touches help create a more ‘natural’ feel to your garden.

The above are just a few great ideas that you can use to pretty up your garden. Consider these options and more in your next landscaping project or when making changes to your garden to increase the aesthetic appeal of your home.