Enhancing your home garden

Enhancing your home garden

When you are starting or maintaining a home garden, it is easy to focus entirely on the plants. Flower gardens tend to be the easiest to stick with, and the most fun to keep up. However, the real task of creating and sustaining a lovely home garden is to arrange it with a diverse range of plants and objects that make it pleasant to look at and walk through, all year round. This typically involves doing more than just putting in a few traditional plants and helping them to grow. Instead, consider a few of the following ways to upgrade and enhance your garden to make it more vibrant, as well as a bit more unique.

Most gardens are designed in a way that allows for some sort of furniture. But even if you have the space too much furniture can sometimes be distracting. However,by browsing in a gardening centre or home store you might well find the perfect addition such as a small table or a rustic looking bench. Bringing the perfect touch to your garden. Have a look at this article about adding a perfect touch This can also transform your home garden from a hobby or activity into a place where you can actually spend time and relax.

Attract Birds

You may also want to try to enhance your garden by attracting some harmless wildlife, like birds. Whether you get a bird feeder, or even simply set a bird bath in your garden, having birds around can make for a lovely atmosphere. Head to  Marksandspencer.ie for more inspiration. One of the toughest tricks to making a beautiful garden is to make it look somewhat natural, and inviting harmless animals like birds to spend time in your garden can help it to blend in with nature a bit better.

Edible Plants

Finally, if you want to make your garden a bit more unique and useful, consider putting in a few plants that are edible, have a look at plants that are edible.  Not only can these plants give you something to talk about when you and your friends or family discuss or admire your garden, but they can also add a lot to your garden in a visual way. For example, a plant like fennel can be very useful in cooking, but it can also add a great deal of green to your garden, which is always nice to balance out any flowers or other plants you may have. If you are looking to enhance or diversify your gardens and your life, this is a very nice option to consider!

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I am passionate about gardening and creating outdoor spaces that are gorgeous, adventurous, productive and fun. I have been advising and designing gardens for many years starting with friends and family as well as developing my own garden design in Cork near Crosshaven. I have been doing this whilst bearing and rearing our four children, who also garden with me and share my interest and passion, especially in the vegetable and fruit garden. I am the Gardening columnist for the Cork Independent free newspaper. I take all my own photographs for my articles on gardening and will also customise cards for clients using photographs taken in their home and garden.

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