Whether their grass is replaced with low maintenance concrete slabs or they simply remain unused throughout the colder seasons, gardens are often a neglected asset of a residential property. This is an unusual stereotype because, overall, the garden can be one of the most rewarding parts of a property, something that, as many experienced through lockdown, we have all come to realise.
To help bring a little order to your overgrown shrubs, persistent weeds, and crooked slabs, here are five ways you can improve your garden and begin getting the most out of your outdoor space.
Design For Nature
If you do not believe that you will get year-round enjoyment from your garden, then perhaps you don’t need to design it for yourself. There are a whole range of plants and flowers that can benefit and invite nature into your garden instead. Plants like lavender will support the bees in your area and small trees and bushes will be greatly enjoyed by birds all year long.
You can always go a step further and build a pond too. Frogs and fish in your area will be happy, and you may even catch the birds taking a quick bath!
Grow Your Own
Growing your own food is an incredibly rewarding activity. It allows you to learn about the ingredients you cook with, as well as having bragging rights when entertaining friends and family. More than that, it is an incredibly accessible activity and one that is entirely possible on some scale in even the most restrictive of gardens.
Ingredients, such as peas, can be grown from pots, while tomatoes can be grown from an over-ground bag of compost. Other items are especially easy to grow and require only a small vegetable patch, such as potatoes and onions.
Design For Cooking
If you are gastronomically inclined or fancy yourself the next Gordon Ramsay, then you may be interested in building your own pizza oven or smoker. You may need a little space to place them but utilising your garden with established cooking tools will give your dishes a professional edge, as well as making your garden an impressive place to eat and experience dinner.
If building then sounds like too much of an investment, then there are plenty of professional-standard and affordable alternatives that you can buy ready to use!
Build A Cabin
If you are a social person, one who often has visitors and like to entertain, then it may be worth considering an outdoor building for your guests to stay. There are many log cabins for sale that will establish and insulated, secure, and private building right in your garden. Not only are they the perfect place for visitors but they can also serve as a getaway or entertainment room for your own enjoyment.
Design For Utility
The garden doesn’t solely have to be for luxury or activities. It can also be a viable option for a working space. If you are someone that works from home or are interested in starting your own business, having a dedicated and private working space inside a building in your garden can be a great asset.