Gardens can be a beautiful and attractive asset to your home. But all too often, the garden just becomes a show-piece to admire from a distance. Here are four ways you can get more involved in your garden and feel connected with your outdoor space.
Grow Some Vegetables
Growing your own food is actually easier than most people think. Different kinds of vegetables suit various times of the year so you’ll be sure to be digging, tending and harvesting all year round. Many root vegetables are planted in spring and can be harvested in the autumn. There are plenty of websites full of guidance and advice to help you get into growing.
Make Your Own Compost
An economical and environmentally friendly way to boost your garden is through making your own compost. All you need is your garden and food waste and a space or bin to ‘cook’ your compost by keeping it at a hot temperature. This is to keep diseases and weeds from getting into the heap and should eventually turn into healthy, nutritious soil for your plants.
Create a Seating Area
Many people don’t get out in the garden, simply because they don’t have a comfortable and attractive seating area. Do away with the picnic chairs and invest in a good decked or paved area for some attractive and durable garden furniture. That way you can admire your garden while sitting in it and even invite friends around to appreciate your work.
Design a Flower Garden
Flowers are the soul of a garden. There’s nothing like watching those beautiful bright colours bloom in spring. Design your very own flower bed area with a selection of contrasting and complementary colours and species to attract pollenating insects such as bees and butterflies. The buzz of nature will really bring your garden to life and you can spend time pruning your flowers to ensure their optimum health and longevity.
With these simple suggestions your garden won’t be a bore and the more you get involved with it, the more it will bloom into a space you can be proud of.