Gardens are our own little piece of outdoors to enjoy. With much evidence suggesting that time spent in our gardens is good for our health, we should ensure that our gardens are an enjoyable place to be. Beautiful gardens may look like they take a lot of maintenance, but here are some ways to add a touch of luxury to your garden that you won’t have to spend hours on maintaining.
Add a Deck or Patio
This is perfect for people who don’t have much time for mowing grass, or who like to entertain people. Creating a flat area is perfect for garden furniture, barbeques, and potted plants. It gives you somewhere to sit and read, sunbathe, or just enjoy being outdoors with minimal maintenance. There are many different options for wood and bricks to make your outdoor seating area as simplistic or as extravagant as you desire.
Add the Perfect Garden Furniture
The furniture you select can make all the difference to the feel of your garden. If you want something a little more exciting than a table and chair set, think about adding a hammock, suspended seat, or even a pergola. For a luxury feel, choose furniture made from wood or rattan.
The flora you choose for your garden is very important. Not only does it impact on the garden’s ambience, but it also denotes how much time you will need to spend on gardening. For a stylish feel which requires less work, avoid bedding plants or those that need lots of watering, and instead opt for bulb plants such as daffodils and crocuses for spring color, freesias for beautiful fragrance and gladiolus, ranunculus and scilla for beautiful blooms.
Adding ornamental features to your garden is an instant, virtually maintenance free way to add luxury, regardless of size. A beautiful wrought iron fence, for example, can add a level of sophistication but can be expensive and require maintenance, so opt for ornamental steel instead. Other features you could add are sun dials, bird baths, or garden ornaments.
Water and Fire Features
The sound of water creates a calming and peaceful environment. There are many types and sizes of water feature that are easily added to a garden, from small, solar powered ornaments which can be placed on decking, to full ponds, which can be home to an array of plant and animal life. Just remember to use relevant safety precautions if you have children or pets.
Adding a fire feature to your garden can bring your garden to life as night falls. From fire pits to chimineas, a classy fire feature is sure to be the talking point of your garden.
Having a beautiful garden doesn’t have to mean hours of maintenance, or needing a professional gardener, so don’t let this put you off spending time in yours. People are spending more time in their gardens than ever, so make sure it’s a place you can enjoy with friends, family, or even on your own in peaceful solitude.