There are a number of items that can be added to a simple home garden to increase the appeal of the property. A well-maintained green area provides a place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Here are a few elements to consider adding to your backyard to create a tranquil space.
1. A swimming pool, pond or water fountain. If you have enough space and the financial resources, consider adding a small pool as part of your home garden. A small fish pond or water fountain will also suffice. Water is very soothing and will help to create the tranquil vibe you desire. The water will attract a variety of birds that are beautiful to watch as they pounce around in the water. Feeding the birds and fish in the pond is also very therapeutic.
2. Grass and other small, flowering plants. Freshly manicured lawns are a sight to behold, especially when they are landscaped with an array of exotic flowers. During the spring time, your garden will be littered with blooming flowers of various colors, sizes and shapes. Your backyard ecosystem will start to evolve right in front of your eyes.
3. Large, low maintenance trees. Instead of spending large sums to purchase umbrellas and construct gazebos outside, speak with your landscaper about procuring a few trees for transplanting. The trees will provide natural shade from the sun and are good for the environment. You may also plant fruit-bearing trees such as coconuts, mangoes and papayas that will not just provide shade, but also fruits during the appropriate seasons.
4. Fun, multi-colored accessories. If the space for your home garden is huge, consider adding fun elements such as a trampoline, a swing set, a hammock, and even an outdoor fire pit. If you are a fan of sculptures, include a few small pieces of a large statement piece.
Arrange all the elements as you see fit and based on your family’s needs. Let’s start building your home garden! Share your plans with us!