I don’t need to tell you that gardens can be magical spaces, as the chances are if you are a keen gardener, you already know that. The issue often is that when a garden is designed with everyone who will use it in mind, from the pets to the kids, often more focus is put on practicality rather than style and aesthetics.
However, that doesn’t have to be the case; there are many ways that you can create a garden that is not only practical but also smart, stylish and wonderfully elegant. It’s just a case of getting the inspiration that you need, that’s all.
Wondering how you can get the inspiration that you need to create a more elegant garden that is somewhere that you look forward to spending time in? Read on for some great tips and advice for creating a more beautiful outdoor space.
Split the space into zones
A fantastic hack for ensuring that your garden not only serves everyone perfectly but ensures it is a space that is exactly what you want and need it to be is splitting it into zones.
Think about everything that you want to use your garden for, and then split it into zones, so that there is a space for each activity. Say, for instance, you want an area for your children to play in, create a zone for them with outdoor play equipment in.
Likewise, if you would like a stylish outdoor eating area, complete with gazebos, a bar, and a selection of outdoor furniture, creating a relaxation zone could be the answer. If you plan on investing in a hot tub, this could be the perfect place to put it.
If your whole garden can’t be picture perfect, at least splitting it into zones will ensure the adult areas can be.
Steer clear of plastic anything
If there is one thing that instantly takes elegance away from a space, it is plastic furniture or play equipment.
The fact is plastic equipment isn’t necessary anymore, neither is plastic outdoor seating – wood is a much better alternative. There are plenty of [amazon_textlink asin=’B00U2OUYV4′ text=’wooden tables and chairs’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mygardening411-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’03b9b77a-a92b-11e7-b500-f507edad0b72′] and playsets that work just as well as their plastic counterparts but don’t impact the aesthetic appeal of the space.
To ensure that your garden stays looking and feeling like a garden, rather than a children’s playground, incorporating features like a willow tunnel, for instance, could work well.
Be smart about what you plant
For a garden that looks good all year round, it is important to be smart about what you plant. Ideally, you want to pick a range of evergreen shrubs and bushes, as well as a selection of winter flowering plants, so that you have a beautiful garden all year around.
Some plants that flower in winter include pansies, violas, primrose, wallflower, and sweet william. When it comes to creating a beautifully elegant garden, having colour all year around is crucial.
There you have it, hacks for a more beautiful garden. Take note, and you can create the most incredible outdoor space that is somewhere that you, and your family, will love spending time in.