Enhancing your garden to be a uniquely beautiful one doesn’t have to take thousands of dollars and hiring renovators. It mainly takes creative ideas and an economical mindset in order to incorporate the right elements to make your garden very aesthetically pleasing.
Think simple, minimalistic ideas that have a big impact- low maintenance plants, flowers that have a big presence and furniture that attracts the gaze. Here we go!
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1. Fragrant Plants
Gardens normally have flowers, and that’s completely traditional. But if you are looking for flowers that truly make a difference and stand out, pick the ones that emanate the most fragrant smells. Flowers like Gardenia, Sweet Pea, Lily-Of- The-Valley and Irises can be easily be put in pots on a garden table for constant natural fragrance. You can also plant them as whole bushes to keep your whole garden smelling amazing.
2. Zen Garden Area
The Japanese are well known for their minimalist aesthetics, and it also applies to many of their traditional gardens that need close to no upkeep while looking clean and tasteful. These zen gardens are unique, as the ground that would normally have plants or grass is completely covered with white stones that can be raked to make amazing patterns. Zen stands for peace, and in such a simple and breathtaking space, it’s easy to feel at peace. Have a section of your garden (or all of it) tailored in a zen manner, all you need are white rocks/pebbles, a tarp underneath and a rake.
3. Bonsai Plants
If you want an easy upkeep for your garden, try some bonsai plants (which are adorable because they look like little trees!) or succulents. They do need a level of care but are much more friendly to the environment as they need less water and can make a great statement to your garden’s look.
4. Themed Furniture
Forget just getting any nice-looking chairs or tables. Find yourself a set of outdoor furniture for sale that you will truly enjoy- usually they are more eye-catching and whimsical when they have a theme. Do you want vintage outdoor furniture? Or maybe a nautical style set? You decide.
5. Outdoor lighting
Outdoor string lights come in a variety of designs. Try using hanging LED lights that can drape around posts, tables and even bushes in your garden for a unique lighting ambience. Choose solar light so you don’t have to worry about electricity costs, many solar lights actually switch on and off by themselves depending on the time of day. You can find a variety of accent lighting, from solar lights to path lights.
6. Planters and Hanging Baskets
You can easily add pops of color with planters and hanging baskets. There are so many different outdoor pots and hanging planters out there, from interesting designs to pops of color. Choose your plants carefully! You can select pre-planted pots, or make your own. Remember to include a “thriller,” (a tall plant), a “filler,” (plants that fill in the empty spaces), and a “spiller” (plants that cascade over the edge of the pot). The result will be a full planter that makes an impression.
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I love your ideas. I wish I could grow things. But still, I could at least have a better looking yard with some decor!
This post is really informative, you have some really great tips!
I need to add some of these ideas to my yard. A zen garden is cool.
My husband created an amazing perennial garden. I would love to add some furniture next year!
I love having fragrant plants in my garden. I want to plant jasmine bushes along the front of my house for this very reason.
I have what I would refer to as a whimsical garden and getting furniture to fit in with that is such a good idea. I hadn’t thought about looking for this type specifically but I am excited to plan next year!
These sound like the makings of a lovely home garden, I bet a lot of the fragrant flowers would make for nice meals/treats for the local bee and butterfly population too!
Love these ideas! I have recently been getting into gardening! I’ll use some of these tips for sure!
This is such a really great and very informative post! I really love gardening with my mom and sister.
I find this post really helpful! These are all really great ideas! I’m gonna keep this in mind!
I love your ideas, thanks for sharing some of them i sure can use some of them for my yard or patio.
Our India home garden has lots of fragrant plants, succulents and hanging baskets. Thanks for sharing these helpful and practical tips.
I always admire beautiful gardens. I wish to have one. I think your advice will help me a lot!
Yes…gardening is everything to me and this post is right uo my alley. I cannot wait for the spring to update and plant some new plants n my garden!