Whether you have a large lawned garden with fruit trees or a small shady backyard, you want to make the most of your outdoor space. But how do you turn it into the ideal garden space for you, and how do you keep it looking good?
Even if you’re not an experienced gardener, you can still create your perfect outdoor space. Hiring expert help and adding new features to your garden will make a big difference. Here’s some quick tips to help you do that.
How to find the right gardener
First, it’s wise to hire someone local to help create your ideal garden space. The quickest and easiest way to find a gardener is to search on the internet for a gardener near me. But before you start handing over your money, you need to make sure you know what you want doing, how much it’s likely to cost, and whether the gardener can deliver the service you need.
Make a shortlist of local gardeners, then give them a call and find out if they are taking on new clients and what sort of prices they charge. When you’ve found one that sounds suitable, arrange for them to see your garden space.
Be clear what you do and don’t need doing. Perhaps you want everything doing, from mowing the lawns and pruning trees, to planting flowers and weeding paths. Or maybe you’d just like the big jobs doing so you can enjoy spending time sowing seeds and growing plants.
An ideal garden space for you
Right now, you may be finding that your garden space just isn’t working for you. Perhaps it feels uninteresting and lacking in a little vibrancy, or maybe there’s just nowhere to sit and enjoy it.
So, what elements could you consider to give your garden a bit more personality? Water features are a great way to add a bit of interest. Ponds offer you the opportunity to attract wildlife, keep fish or grow aquatic plants. But if that sounds a bit daunting you could go for a water feature such as a small waterfall or fountain. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional and classical, to modern and sculptural.
One of the most obvious ways to liven up your garden is to add some colorful plants, shrubs and trees. Create all-year-round color by mixing evergreens, bright spring and summer flowers, and maple trees.
Finally, make a space to sit and relax, whether it’s a bench, hammock, sun lounger or comfy garden chair. Place it in a corner that offers a shady spot from the sun, or if you’re a sun lover in the area that catches the most rays. You might also want to find a spot that isn’t overlooked by the neighbors. Find yourself a spot that can be your private space to relax and enjoy your yard.