Filling your garden with beautiful plants and other features may just be the first step to enhance its appeal. However, a dull or unimaginative layout can make those features seem less appealing and therefore make all your effort to enhance your garden unproductive. Whether you are just about to set up your garden or you’re planning to rejuvenate an existing one, adding more life to it can be as easy as altering its overall shape.
Transform your dull-shaped garden into something more exciting by adding curves while reducing lawn areas. Make it come alive by adding plants and other interesting garden features that reflect your individual personality and style. You can even add a variety of small shrubs and trees to create a more inviting look.
Here’s how you can get great curves in your garden:
Extend your home’s living space by enlarging or adding hardscape areas
One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by adding a patio or a deck. Try experimenting with various plants and see how it creates different kinds of effects. Consider certain factors such as colors, forms and textures. You can also envision the end result by initially placing your garden shape ideas on paper. Use mini containers to find and position your garden features before the actual placement of anything on the ground.
Take note of the surrounding landscape
Study its contours and curves then mimic those features in your garden to create a more natural look. The surrounding landscape is a great resource for your garden design. Find something that is pleasing and eye-catching to add more life to your garden.
Perform a creative screening
You can do this by hiding the unattractive areas in your garden. Another way to do it is by repeating features involving similar plants and objects. Remember that a garden that is well-focused can easily brighten a dull layout.
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Mark the edges using a line of sand or flour. Give your garden a fun shape by creating flowing curves. You can also use these curves to echo the lines of your house.
Spread a good amount of mulch
You can use a 2-inch deep layer of shredded wood or any other material as a way to stop weeds and help your soil conserve moisture particularly in times of drought. Spreading a good amount of mulch is definitely one of the best things you can do to achieve a healthy and easy to maintain garden.
Identify and create focal points
A great looking garden needs a sense of direction. No matter the shape of your garden, if it lacks focus, it will appear boring. Focal points such as sculptures, benches or large architectural plantings can help in highlighting the most attractive features in your garden. You can also add seating fixtures to areas that you want for others to view.
Use one design theme and avoid mixing which can result to disunity. You can use varying forms in the front yard and in the back so long as they are visually separated and therefore can be experienced separately.