• Katie Blunt

Garden // Six Steps To Add A Touch Of Personality To Your Garden


Now that the weather is starting to get better, it can often mean that our attentions are focused on the outside space we have and our gardens. They tend to be neglected during the winter months because there isn’t too much that you can do. But now the weather is improving, it means that you can get outside and enjoy your garden. Sure you may mow your lawns and give them the attention they need, and also ensure that any weeds are removed from the flowerbeds, but could you do anything else? Here are some of the ways that you can add a touch of personality to your garden.


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Take an eco-friendly approach


Are you the type of person that likes to inject some life into their home and the things that are in it? Then maybe taking an eco approach to your garden might be the way forward. The furniture in your garden doesn’t necessarily need to be something that you pick out of a catalogue. You could consider things like recycled plastic benches or maybe some furniture made out of upcycled materials like pallets, for example. There are also other things to consider. Perhaps adding solar lights in the garden to light it up at night. Maybe even a pound to add some marine life and a new zone to the garden area. Once you start to think about it, you will probably end up with many different ideas you can try.



Create a vegetable patch for sustainable living


Your garden doesn’t need to be just a place to relax and enjoy, it should also be a place where you can make it work for you and a vegetable patch could be the way forward. It may form part of trying an eco approach, but it could also be a game changer for your lifestyle. It gives you the chance to grow fruit and vegetables that will enhance the way you cook and eat. If you have children, it can also be a great life lesson and even encourage them to try things that they have grown.



Have a new dining area for entertaining


Maybe you are a social butterfly at times, and often the summer is the idea time to enjoy some entertaining in your home. The garden is the ideal destination. Being outside in the sun or the cool breeze in the vending, and enabling you to enjoy some food cooked al fresco. A new BBQ might be on your shopping list, but what about a dining area? Perhaps you could create a decked area in your garden and invest in a new table and chairs. Or even cleaning up your current patio could make a huge difference to how your garden looks and make it a more usable space.



An outside kitchen could be a great feature


We have already mentioned how great it would be to be able to entertain in your garden with a new dining area, but what about the cooking side of things? Most people have some from of BBQ these days, and they have really advanced in the capability of them. But maybe you could take it one step further and consider an outdoor kitchen. This might not just be a BBQ, but something like a pizza oven. It could have a sink for clearing up, and a space to prepare. It could be the ideal way to make your entertaining space extra special.



Introduce zones in your garden



Sometimes having zones in your garden is the best way to express your personality and enable you to get more use out of the space. It could be that you have a place to sit and eat. A place that you enjoy your morning coffee or a chance five minutes to read your book. There may be a space for children to play, or an area where you can grow vegetables or plant your favourite flowers. There could even be a space for a shed, that is idea for storage, or you could take it one step further and create a garden room. Perfect for an outside office or a place just for you.



Colourful blooms could add personality to your garden


Finally, colourful blooms could be the ideal way that you add a touch of personality to your garden. It could be that you introduce your favourite colours, or get stylish with your garden and colour block your flower beds for an alternative look. There are so many great ideas online if you are looking for some inspiration.



Let’s hope these tips help you to add some personality to your garden.



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