Gardening provides homeowners with plenty of benefits, from enhancing curb appeal, increasing property value, protecting the environment to improving their overall well-being. It’s a rewarding hobby that everyone would love, providing you with endless opportunities to expand your creativity.
Whether you’re planning to build a garden from scratch or want to add new elements to your existing one, here are four different ways you can enhance your garden’s design and functionality.
Add a Walkway or Path in Your Front Yard with Potted Herbs
Pathways or walkways are fantastic additions that provide style, functionality, and convenience to any garden. These paths offer smooth navigation around your garden while protecting your plants from human carelessness. However, these can be tedious to manage. That’s why homeowners use artificial turf for their pathways, giving them fewer things to worry about and maintain a beautiful walkway.
You can add more life to your paths by placing potted herbs around the walkways, giving them more vibrancy, colour, and delighting fragrances. These herbs can include lavender, parsley, mint, thyme, dill, rosemary, and more. Having potted herbs in addition to your artificial turf pathways give you minimal management and a beautiful garden that can last long-term.
Plant Fruit-Bearing Trees in the Backyard
If you love fruit, being healthy, and gardening, planting fruit-bearing trees in your backyard is a perfect garden addition. Even if you have limited space, there are many fruit trees that you can grow at home, giving you delicious fresh fruit for several years as long as you provide proper sunlight, soil, and air circulation.
Some of the most popular and easiest to grow fruit-bearing trees that you can add to your home garden are apple, orange, lime, lemon, peach, and mango trees. Adding any of these fruit trees to your home can prove to be a great asset as most of these can suit any garden size. If your space allows it, it’s best to plant several variations that can pollinate each other, giving you juicy, delicious, and fresh fruit right from your backyard.
Grow Vegetables in a Small Greenhouse
If you’re a pro at woodwork or have a passion for anything DIY, you should create a personal greenhouse to allow you to grow crisp vegetables right at home. However, you can always hire professionals to build you a sturdy greenhouse, but if you’re on a budget, there are “portable greenhouses” that you can buy online, allowing you to move it as you please.
These give you access to fresh vegetables any time you like, giving you the freedom to use whatever fertilisers or pesticides to use, making it as organic as possible. The best plants that thrive well in a greenhouse include tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, and okra. This garden addition not only makes your garden more functional but also provides more vibrancy and colour.
Add Flowers in the Patio
The patio is usually the centrepiece of any garden as it’s where guests and family stay while marvelling at the beauty of your hard work. It’s best to add splashes of colour to break up the surrounding green grass around your patio, adding more variety, contrast, vibrancy, helping the place stand out even more. You can do this by adorning the patio with your preferred flowers, making it look, smell, and feel better.
Besides making your garden look and smell better, flowers attract beneficial insects that will happily pollinate and clean up pests for you, making flowers a “win-win” addition to any garden.
Make your garden more stylish, comfortable, and functional by incorporating these additions, making it truly a “paradise” at home.