Owning your very own garden as part of your home can be a blessing or a nuisance. This depends on how good a gardener you are, the location of your home, the fertility of your soil, and even your day-to-day schedule and lifestyle. For a natural, born “green thumb”, a garden is a wonderful place to display their talents and interests. For someone who enjoys the outdoors, or someone who has children and pets too the appeal of the garden and the freedom it gives, is a definite blessing.
But, if you are someone who has a tight schedule, non-existent green thumbs (or black thumbs in some cases) owning a garden can prove to be a disaster. If you truly don’t know what to do with your garden, or how to make it look good, then look no further. Here’s what our experts have to say on this.
Neat and well maintained
Ok, so this is for those of you who have no interest in plants, yet have a garden (or empty space in front of your home) and don’t know what to do with it. Our experts advice that you simply keep it neat and well maintained. Rake out the leaves, wash off the dust in the pathways. And if your home has sandstone paves or a pathway that leads to it, try to “tight-line” that pathway. Grass is low maintenance in most people’s standards; consider investing on a few patches of grass to ward off that “barren land” feeling an empty garden usually has.
Professional help for those with busy schedules
If you like flowers (or shrubs and greenery in the case of some), then it’s obvious that you’d like to make good use of your garden. Tight schedules and busy lives can definitely distract you from gardening, even if you had somehow managed to do a little gardening initially. Without a doubt, this might cause your garden to look over run and chaotic. Consider hiring a professional gardener. Not only will he/she manage to make your garden look good once again; but they’ll also be able to maintain it even when you can’t.
Make use of what you have
In our humble opinion, making use of your garden’s natural “resources”, and what’s already present in it, somehow manages to make a garden look better than when you spend extravagantly on it. For example, if you have sandstone tiles Melbourne based home, then instead of spending largely on getting it removed, try to work with it. If you’re going for a modern look, then you can “enclose” it, with wire and/or wooden frames. If you’re looking for that “fairy cottage” look, then creepers and vines look charming when they spill over the boulders. Tip: if you like flowers, try to grow plants that bloom at different times of the season (or throughout the year) in order to have flower blooming always. If you’re interested in shrubs alone, try to get them in a variety; be it shapes, sizes or even colors. To know more about landscape supplies Sydney, visit http://www.gosfordquarries.com.au/civil-landscape-projects/