A home is so much more than the property itself. Many different elements add to its appeal, comfort and privacy. A well-thought-out manicured garden is one of them. If you want to transform your outdoor space but you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Throughout this article, we’ll share everything you need to make a beautiful backyard garden.
Have a plan
Creating a beautiful garden is a big job and one that requires careful planning and thought. You should have a plan set out before committing to any major purchases or work. The first step is establishing what you want to use the garden for. For example, do you want ample room to entertain, or do you want the entire garden brimming with greenery and flowers? A backyard that has the wow factor has several points of interest, not just one, so if you have enough room, it’s clever to include a couple of different things. You’ll also need to factor in how much shade and sunlight the area gets, and it’s best to choose plants that are suited to your climate and soil conditions. Work out what you want to keep in the backyard and what you want to go. It pays to measure your backyard and each section that you want to improve. This can help you work out how much material you will need and saves unnecessary waste by over-ordering. A good way to start planning your dream garden is by creating a vision board. You can source inspiration from the internet, gardening magazines or even other homes you have seen in your travels.
Check with council
Before you go removing trees or erecting new structures in your backyard, you should check with council first to see whether you need a permit or not.
Let’s be honest, no beautiful garden is complete with a designed patch of lush, green lawn. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming choosing a type. One thing you should look for in grass is drought tolerability. It needs to be able to withstand extended periods with little to no rain. The last thing you want is soaring water bills from having to water it every day. If your backyard is shady for most of the day or even for half of it, you’ll need to find a variety that thrives with partial sun.
Having a designated walkway draws you from inside to out and if you want a beautiful garden, look at other ideas other than a plain concrete path. An effective and affordable option is paving, it comes in various sizes, designs and styles, and they can be laid in many ways to create a stunning path that’s sure to be a talking point. Some popular ideas include stepping stone pavers nestled flush in a lawn or glow pavers that light up once the sun goes down.
Consider a theme
You don’t necessarily have to use all the same types of plants in your garden, however, to produce a beautiful garden that flows, you should ensure that all the components tie in together. For instance, if your ideal garden is a Mexican inspired desert garden that’s full of cacti and crushed stone, planting flower beds of roses and daffodils doesn’t make much sense. You can combine two themes just ensure they complement one another.
A seating area
It goes without saying if you want to be able to enjoy all your backyard has to offer, there has to be somewhere comfortable to sit. The comfortable part is important because if it’s not, the reality is you’re not going to spend as much time out here as you may like. Ideally, it should be in the shade or part shade as sitting out in the full sun can be overbearing in the warmer months.
Install a water feature
When it comes to garden water features, you are spoilt for choice! The fantastic thing about them is they come in virtually any style you can think of, meaning you can find the perfect one to suit your garden regardless of what it looks like. They are great for creating ambience and setting the tone for relaxation. The sound of running water is known to offer therapeutic benefits and they are an effective way to block out street noise. You can purchase them premade or have one custom built on site. With a solar-powered pump, your water feature won’t cost a cent to run and you never have to worry about turning it on or off.
Get the big things right
You must get the big things in your backyard right as they are the ones that are going to be time-consuming and expensive to fix. You can always add to your garden as you go, sometimes it’s better to do this than putting everything in at one time. It gives you time to evaluate the space to make the most of it. You can also save a significant amount of money by planting smaller plants rather than large, established varieties.
We hope this post has given you some inspiration to create a beautiful garden at your place. Here at Bonita Stone, we specialise in stunning pavers that not only look great but are affordable too. If you’d like to discuss which paving options may be a good choice at your place, get in touch with our friendly team today.