March 11, 2015
Wonderfully Creative Gardening Ideas for Your Garden
No matter how big or small your garden, there are always some wonderful and creative gardening ideas you can apply to almost any size and type of garden. People are great at inventing new things, and as we try to preserve our environment and minimise our waste, there is a lot of focus on recycling and re-using of all kinds of objects. It is therefore not strange to find various objects that would typically be considered out of place in a garden near you!
Townhouses and living units are becoming more popular and spaces are quite often limited, yet people still long for tranquillity and closeness to nature that a little garden can provide. Those who have large spaces tend to get tired of all the maintenance, and low maintenance, meadow-type gardens with a more natural feel are also becoming popular.
Here are some other great creative gardening ideas for your garden:
- Potted gardens: These are great for small spaces such as patios or even sunny areas indoors. All types of plants can successfully be grown in pots, as long as these are large enough and enough water, food and sun are provided. Even edibles such as herbs and vegetables can be grown in pots and can sometimes be a very attractive yet practical way to garden. It is also easy on the pocket and not difficult to move around to create another look! Ensure that the pots are in good condition and that suitable plants are planted, and your potted garden will look good all year round.
- Recycle household items: There are so many ways of recycling and re-using items for great effect. Some examples are:
- Attach a row of same sized food tins to a wooden plank or rail, either horizontally or vertically – this makes a great planter for herbs and can be hung on a wall or erected vertically.
- Use old furniture as focal pieces in your garden – take an old wheelbarrow or bath and use as an attractive planter. An old chest of drawers or dressing table can be painted and plants planted in the open drawers. Other objects such as tin buckets, wooden tool chests and old pots can also be used to great effect.
- Fill a bird bath with interesting objects or pebbles instead of water for a great centrepiece.
- Plant herbs in a row of old Wellingtons or a shoe rack.
- Choose a theme for the garden and carry it throughout. It is however essential to get advice from a landscaper about your gardening ideas to ensure that the theme chosen is suitable to the plants and climate in the garden. Ensure that desert gardens are planted in warm and dry areas, and tropical gardens are in a garden that can deal with a hot and humid climate. If the garden is not naturally suited to the theme, your landscaper can also advise you on artificial means of creating a climate, such as irrigation sprays for tropical gardens.
If you run out of gardening ideas or would like to find out more about how to implement your own gardening ideas, you can speak to us. We are experienced landscapers and will be able to provide sound advice on any gardening idea you may have. We look forward to helping you create your perfect garden!