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The Dream Garden

Posted on November 25th, 2015 by Poppy Gill

A garden is not only therapeutic for your soul, but also adds great ornamental value to your house. There are many ways you can capitalize on the space you have for a garden, but we have a highlighted a few below. 

Get expert advice

If you do not have prior experience in terms of gardening, sometimes it is better to get the help of a professional. There are many gardeners out there who can give you perfect insight as to how you can best utilize the land. Gardening is a science as well as an art, and it requires a knowledgeable hand to start with. For example, there are some plants that do not grow well within close proximity to each other, and there are some plants that require certain types of soil to grow in. While you may not necessarily know all these facts, a professional will be able to guide you properly.

On the other hand, if you are determined and committed, you can take the learning into your own hands. There are many books and websites on gardening available, giving step by step instructions as to how you can proceed. A proper study of these resources can help you in many ways.

A hangout spot

A garden can be filled with flowers or even a vegetable patch, but it should also be a place where you could hangout. Especially in the modern times, where people hardly get to get a break from there monotonous work, a few hours spent in the garden during a weekend can be a great form of relaxation. Moreover, this would also encourage your children to come out of the house in to the garden, thereby interacting with nature.

For an example, adding a small terrace to the garden will help you utilize it as a hangout spot, book nook and even a tea spot. Timber decking can help you in creating the perfect garden landscape to go with, which will mix beautifully with the natural environment around you.

Or you can even consider using harwood floor for a lovely patio.

Be creative

Your garden is as beautiful as it is creative. Anyone can have plants randomly strewn around. What makes a ‘real garden’ is the creative concept behind it. You must have seen many pictures on the internet as to how gardeners design and maintain their gardens in line with a particular theme. Of course, you may not be able to stick with intricate designs, but it is always a lovely idea to go with a theme.

For an example, the theme can be a rainbow – with flowers of the 7 colours beautifully arranged in order. Or it can even be built in the format of Pemberley gardens (the gardens mentioned in the famous classic novel, Pride and Prejudice). You have the absolute freedom to be as creative as you wish!

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