Have you ever wondered if your garden could serve more purpose? Perhaps you think that your garden simply isn’t cut out for much because it’s too small, or maybe it’s currently too cluttered and full of junk that you can’t really envision it being anything else than a wasted opportunity.
It’s time to change that way of thinking because in this article, we’re going to be discussing 10 different ways in which you can make much better use of your garden. Whether it’s turning it into a tranquil little corner of the world to relax in or a party space to invite your friends and family over to, we’ve got plenty of great ideas that will change your mind about your run-down garden.
- Bring nature inside for decor ideas
Have you ever wondered why you feel so much more relaxed and comfortable when there are plants around the house? Even if they’re fake plastic plants, a bit of foliage here and there can be a wonderful sight, so why not bring nature indoors? Take some of the plants you’ve been growing outside (or start growing some for this purpose!) and transfer them to a pot or even a bottle filled with soil and water. Then you’ll plenty of small decorative plants that you can place around the home and replace whenever you want.
- Add more wildlife to your garden
A great way to make your garden a little more colourful is to add some wildlife. It could be Koi pond, a large tree to attract birds or even a compost heap. There are plenty of ways to convince local wildlife, insects and other creatures to visit your garden and you’d be surprised at how exciting it can be to watch them. It does take a little bit of work, but it’s the perfect way to get your children (or yourself) interested in wildlife.
- Create the perfect outdoor hangout spot
Get rid of that nasty plastic furniture and replace the grill with something a little more sophisticated. Invest in proper garden furniture and you can easily create the perfect outdoor hangout spot where you can relax, cook food and pass the evening by with your friends and family. It doesn’t take much to create a nice hangout spot in your garden, you just need to start by cleaning it up and throwing out your old furniture set.
- Design your own tranquil retreat
Alternatively, why not use some landscaping skills to create your own little private retreat? Whether it’s a small space surrounded by a ring of sunflowers or a secret passage to a relaxing space that is shrouded by hedges, there are many unique ideas that could help you create the perfect tranquil retreat.
- Start growing your own produce
Want to dabble in sustainable living? Then consider growing your own produce! If you have the right amount of space and soil conditions, then you could start growing your very own vegetables and even fruits if you’re lucky. Nothing tastes better than fresh produce plucked straight from the back of your garden and thrown into a home cooked dish.
- Make a playground for your kids
Swing sets, slides and other playground apparatus are easy and relatively inexpensive to add to your garden. You can cut down the costs even more if you’re willing to go the DIY route and make something a little more rugged. This will give your kids a safe and controlled place to play and you’d be surprised at just how much fun and exercise they’ll get from it.
- Consider extending your home with a conservatory
Want to add an extra room to your home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor? Then why not a conservatory? They’re brilliant for adding a bit of extra storage to your home and you’ll get a beautiful view of your garden while staying nice and warm indoors. Conservatories can be a little expensive to construct and plan, but they’re fantastic if you want an extra room that serves a purpose in your home.
- Set up a camping spot
Backyard camping is a brilliant way to try out camping in a safe and controlled environment before upgrading to a more open location such as a forest or a field. It’s a great way to get started with camping and your kids will love the idea of sleeping outside on the weekends or even inviting their friends over to have an outdoor slumber party. You can also use the outdoor tent for our own reasons, such as relaxing with a book and enjoying some soothing music.
- Construct a pool in your garden
Pools are great for socialising and exercising. They’re expensive and you need a lot of space, but they’re fantastic if your home meets all of the right conditions to make it happen. You’ll also need to think about taking care of the pool and maintaining it, but this can easily be done if you’re willing to put in a bit of time every week. What you’ll get is a fantastic form of exercise and during the summers, you can invite all of you friends and family over for a pool party.
- Add additional storage space
Whether it’s a couple of storage bins tucked neatly next to your garage or an entire shed for all of your gardening tools, there are plenty of ways to add extra storage space to a garden if you have the physical space for it. Extra storage is always welcome no matter how large or small your home is, and the extra land from your garden is the perfect place to put it.
So there you have it; 10 fantastic ways to make better use of your garden and get more out of it. Large gardens can be an expensive investment and they’re usually capable of driving up property prices a fair amount. If you’ve bought a home with a garden, then why not make the most out of it?