The garden can sometimes be one of the most neglected parts of the home. Whether it’s because the days just aren’t long enough or the weather isn’t practical, there’s always some kind of excuse for putting off the garden for another day. If you give your garden a little TLC however, you’ll be surprised at how much it you’d find yourself wanting to use it, especially when it comes to summer time. Keeping on top of a little garden maintenance is all you really need to do to keep your garden looking good, but if you wanted to go that extra mile you could make a few additions to add that extra bit of character.
One of the most popular and wildlife friendly garden features is the bird table. You can find all kinds of gorgeous styles and designs, and the best part is you’re actually helping feed the birds that visit your garden on a regular basis. Bird tables are perfect if you feel you have a section of the garden that looks particularly bare or empty and they look so stylish. Plus, there’s nothing quite like watching the birds landing on the table and having a little drink whilst they enjoy the peace of your garden. You don’t have to go for a table, there are hundreds of different types of bird tables, houses and other devices that help feed the birds. Bird houses are great for tucking away in between the trees giving the birds a little private space to eat their seeds.
Lighting is another great feature for the garden. Not only will you be able to see in the garden on a night time, but if you choose the deeper yellow bulbs, your garden will instantly have a calming and warm atmosphere. You could go for little hanging lanterns that dot around the garden, or you could go for some larger lighting displays, this depends simply on the style of your garden and what you feel works best.
If you’re a budding gardener or like to get stuck in, you might like to consider creating your own little potting space. You could add items such as a compost patch, potting bench and a few plants in colourful pots to add a little fun to the area. Having this kind of set up will help you work to the best of your ability and enjoy your gardening properly, you can come and go as you please and always know that your gardening things are in one place ready for you to get planting and growing.
If you’re happy with the design of your garden but want to do a little more with what you have, a great idea is to shape your bushes. Trimming bushes into softer, symmetrical shapes can create a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing look to your garden. You can match the styles together or you could mix things up and have completely different shapes around the garden. Either way, this will instantly inject some character and life into your garden and stand out to anyone who sees them.
Once you are happy with the design and feel of your garden, you’ll notice yourself wanting to be out there more often. It’s so nice to be able to escape to your garden and enjoy the peace and quiet, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the sound of the birds singing away.