If you are fortunate enough to have a garden, you know that it is the first thing that draws attention to your home. With its neat beds, flowers, plants and trees, but also with the right functional elements, a garden can create a welcoming atmosphere. And it can give a fabulous style and unique personality to the look of your entire home.
All this takes time and a certain level of savoir-faire, it is not so difficult. Do you want to know where to start and what to use to improve the curb appeal of your garden? You’ve reached the right spot. In this article, we tell you everything on how to make your garden more beautiful. Enjoy!
Where to Start?
First of all, you should consider that in addition to the design, you will have to think about the features that will serve you. A garden is a real environment of the house and can be used for different purposes, it is not only beautiful but also, and above all, can be useful.
Are you a fan of barbecue or outdoor cooking? Do you like to take a shower in the garden, where you also like to sunbathe, read or enjoy a warm and delicious herbal tea? If you have decided to use it for these activities, your garden will have to be designed and embellished according to your needs.
Plants and Flowers
Plants are certainly the main element that can characterize the garden. The choice of the type of plant will mark the style of the garden and usually follows the style that will then be given to the interior of the house.
The most popular plants are
– the olive tree for a classic, rustic and timeless style;
– Palms, of all sizes and species (unless the area is subject to red weevil);
– banana and coconut trees if you want to give a Caribbean style;
– bougainvillea and rincospermum for hedges and pergolas;
– Climbing plants such as ivy, vines and others.
As for the flowers, it is necessary to evaluate the seasonality to be able to have flowers that will brighten up the green of the lawn.
A Vegetable Garden
If you are a green thumb lover, you may want to think about a mixed space of ornamental plants and medicinal and aromatic herbs, or perhaps you want to dedicate a space in the garden to the vegetable garden. By taking care and keeping the gold clean and arranged, you will give a touch of color and a familiar, rustic and welcoming look to your home, not to mention that the garden produce and herbs will come in handy as zero mile ingredients for dinners and barbecues with friends.
Placing terracotta pots in the garden, perhaps illuminating them with directional light beams, can decorate the garden day and night, when the lights come on and the garden takes on its charm.
If the budget allows and you like a modern style, you can evaluate the purchase of LED light vases for the outside. If the garden is part of a beach house, you can aim for classic ceramic pots that give that Mediterranean touch to the environment.
One of the factors that characterize the garden in the evening is certainly the lighting chosen, the type of warm or cold light, the right layout capable of highlighting the details of the garden that deserve greater attention, dividing the type of lighting between functional or utilitarian, and scenic, ie dedicated to highlight specific areas.
In general, you can place the lighting as follows:
– Spotlights from below near the plants.
– Low lights to mark paths
– Wall lights to illuminate areas near living rooms or lounges
Lovers of parties, lunches and dinners with friends cannot forget what is for them a real jewel in the garden: the barbecue. In addition to being very useful, the barbecue is also an excellent way to beautify your outdoor space: on the market, there are many types, of different styles, from the most classic to the most modern, choose the one that best suits your garden style.
Paving Stones and Rocks
Among the elements that characterize a garden, there are the floors that delineate the paths and living spaces such as gazebos, atriums and terraces: the use of stones can create flower beds and define the paths, giving a naturalist style to the garden.
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