Do you wish to create a more beautiful outdoor space that really is enjoyable to stay in and look at. If so, here are some tips.
1. Create focal points with large, eye-catching plants.
One of the easiest ways to create a focal point in your outdoor space is by choosing plants that have giant leaves or eye-catching flowers. Big plants like hostas, hydrangea, rose bushes, and elephant’s ears do a great job of filling in space.
2. Use evergreens to make your space inviting throughout the year.
Filling your space with evergreens like pine trees, threadleaf false cypress, arborvitae, boxwood shrubs, and holly is a great way to make it attractive all year long. Along with providing a beautiful backdrop for your garden during the spring, summer, and fall, these evergreens will also fill your outdoor space with color during the winter season.
3. Use your vertical space.
Gardening doesn’t have to be confined to the ground. Instead, find ways to use the vertical space, as well. Installing trellises or growing plants over lattice panels are both great options. Alternatively, you can use statues or obelisks to add vertical interest to your space.
4. Create a welcoming space.
One way to draw people into your garden is by framing the entryway with topiaries or potted plants. Alternatively, you can also put in a beautiful garden gate or an arbor to encourage people to walk through and see what lies on the other side.
5. Use variations in shape and color to create visual interest.
Avoid choosing plants that are all the same shape, size, or color. Instead, choose a mixture of plants to create a lot of textural interest. For instance, combining variegated shrubs with brightly colored Japanese maple trees and thin dwarf junipers creates a beautiful contrast that will make your outdoor space more visually interesting.
6. Add mulch.
If your landscape is looking a little bit drab, you can brighten it up by adding mulch to existing garden beds. Opt for natural materials like wood chips, bark, or leaves to create a warm, welcoming look. Consider installing weed-proof landscaping fabric underneath the mulch to help keep your garden weed-free.
7. Put in a new garden.
If your lawn is drab and boring, you can break it up by putting in a new flower bed. Fill the bed with perennial flowers that will bloom year after year and add small shrubs as needed. Offset the flower bed by surrounding it with bricks or beautiful stones.
8. A Fountain
A new water fountain can be a lovely thing to add to a garden and really make it all the more enjoyable to spend time in. Check out these water feature ideas to get a good idea of what works.
9. Add planters and plant stands.
Potted plants can do a lot to dress up your outdoor space. Choose beautiful planters and plant stands. Fill them with colorful flowers and arrange them beautifully on your patio and in your garden.
10. Try something exotic.
When the weather is warm, you can try carrying your houseplants outdoors. Use them to create a beautiful arrangement on your patio or to dress up a flower bed. Plants like banana plants, hibiscus, bamboo, sago palms, cannas, and leafy dracaena are great choices.
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