It can be such a luxury to have a garden of your own. So, it’s always important for you to make the most of it. When you’re planning home renovations, why not start with your garden? It’s definitely not too late to get the most out of your outside space this year. And it’s definitely great to be able to have something sweet ready for next spring and summer too. However, because we’re part way through the summer, you may not want to take on an entire garden renovation project just yet. So, why not just create a small tranquil nook instead? If that sounds like something that you’d absolutely love to have in your garden, here are five simple tips to follow to make it happen.
Select Your Space
The first thing you need to do, is work out where you want this to be. A great choice will always be the patio area. But, if you want to do things differently, you could also choose the end of the garden too. Ideall, you need an area of at least 5 to 10 square meters to work with. Remember, you’re going for a garden nook, so it doesn’t have to be a huge area. This is great if your garden is relatively small already.
Pick Your Furniture
Now, because this is going to be a relaxing space, you’ll want some furniture. Think something relaxing and cozy – not a outdoor dining set. Here, great options like a small seated swing or a bench could be exactly what you need. Just make sure that it’s going to be comfortable and something that you can see yourself relaxing on at the end of a busy day.
Bring In Your Plant Choices
Then, it’s onto the plant choices. And get creative here. Remember, it’s a nook. So you won’t want to cram too much in. Instead, you could use a vertical garden kit to create a wall garden and surround yourself with gorgeous greenery. Or, why not go for a row of potted plants in a large planter? Think about the colors of the flowers and the breeds too. It would be great to pick out your favorite scented flowers that can add to the tranquility of the space.
Look Into Water Features
What could be more relaxing that a water feature? If you love the calming sound of running water, the this is the next step. Take a look at different styles. Maybe you want stacked pebbles or a fountain to really bring a sense of calm into your nook?
Accentuate The Relaxation
To finish off, you’re going to want to take the idea of relaxation to the max. Really boost the feeling of serenity with scented candles and sweet twinkling fairy lights. You may even want to bring in ornaments, like a Buddha, or even some cushions for you to relax with too. Set the space of with your favorite music or bring a book out, and you’ve instantly got yourself a tranquil garden nook to enjoy.
Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.