Adding Decorative Features To Your Backyard

Jim's MowingIf you feel that your garden looks drab, adding decorative features to your backyard is an ingenious way to bring some life into it. However, creative as you may be, there is more to designing a garden than adding a few ornaments and some rocks here and there.

To truly bring out the best of your garden, here are decorating tips and factors to consider:

Plan it out

Before anything else, you need to know how much space you have available to work with. Adding a massive water feature may seem like a lovely idea at first but if you have a small patch of land, you may not be able to bring your lavish ideas to fruition. Grab a paper, pencil, and a measuring tool to get your garden’s dimensions. This will give you a better idea of what you can do. If you decide to hire a professional gardener or landscaper, one of their steps will most likely include getting the exact measurements of your garden.

Know your area

Jim's MowingDetermine which areas of your garden receive more sunlight, shade or wind. Know what type of soil you have as well whether it is dry, acidic, made mostly of clay, and so on. Understanding of your garden and the climate in your area will give you a better idea of what plants to add and where you can plant them. If you prefer a low-maintenance option, consider planting local plants in your garden. You may also think about grouping plants with the same needs (i.e. sun-loving versus shade-loving) together. This makes it easier to take care of your growing garden.

Mix different plants

Some gardeners prefer grouping plants with a similar colour for a more cohesive look. There are also others who prefer mixing them up for a more natural look. Get a mix of different types of plants including trees, shrubs, grass and flowers. The variety of sizes, colours and looks will make your garden more interesting to look at.

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Lawn edging and garden borders

These decorative features add interest and can make your garden look neater and more organised. You can use edging and border to create more defined sections in your garden. Check out garden shops for edging and borders that you can easily assemble and put up.

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Integrating pathways is another way to create areas within your garden. Plus, they keep unwanted foot traffic off of certain areas inside your garden. Pathways can be made from a variety of materials including wood, stone or cement. You can also add solar lights. This way, you can enjoy spending time in your garden even during the evenings.

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Enhancing the visual appeal of your garden can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. Whatever theme you choose, make sure it’s something you’ll be able to sustain so you can enjoy your revamped green spaces for the long term.

For all of your gardening requirements, call Jim’s Mowing on 131 546 or book online for your free, no-obligation quote today!

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