With the spring season underway, it’s just about time to give your garden a little love. Whether you’re growing mesmerizing flowers or vegetables to prepare fresh meals this summer, everyone can appreciate a well-kept garden, especially potential buyers. Plus, if you’re working from home these days, keeping busy in the backyard is the perfect way to get some fresh air and avoid feeling cooped up inside. Here are a few easy ways to spruce up your garden this season.
Design a Pathway
Having a stone or pebble pathway that leads up to your garden, or even through it, can give it a welcoming feel that encourages guests to take note of its beauty. This can also help indicate where people should and shouldn’t be walking—in case your kids have a tendency to run through the flower beds! You may have to work with a professional landscape designer to get the best results, but in the end, it will certainly be worth it when you have a picturesque path.
Gardens are beautiful by day, but there’s just something about them that’s absolutely breathtaking when illuminated at night. If you enjoy throwing outdoor dinner parties during the warmer months, you can create a majestic backdrop by putting the spotlight on your flowers, shrubs and hedges after the sun goes down.
Add a Water Feature
A water feature is always an exciting way to transform the garden into a veritable sanctuary. Whether it’s a small stream with a waterfall, reflecting pool or simple fountain, it adds a relaxing element that everyone can enjoy. With a small pond, you can even grow aquatic plants like water lilies or blue iris.
Create a Seating Area
You may already have a terrace or patio in the backyard, but a separate seating area in the garden can have its own unique and intimate feel that’s a bit removed from everything else. Besides, who doesn’t love finding a few peaceful moments to sit and admire their garden?