Do you enjoy spending time outside your home? Adding a touch of nature to your garden and lawn has the potential to make these external areas of your home more welcoming and appealing. Below are some ways you can easily create and maintain a more natural lawn and garden.
Add Stone Features
Stone is one of the most naturally occurring materials on the planet and it’s also one of the most beautiful materials. Different locations have different types of stone such as granite, quartz, gravel and river rock. Each type of stone can be used in different ways to add to the natural appearance of walkways using landscaping stones, pathways, water features, rock gardens and stand-alone features.
There’s something soothing about flowing water and you can have this amazing experience outside your home. Homeowners have a wide range of fountains, waterfalls and other water features to choose from that are suitable for all types of gardens. These water features, combined with other natural materials such as stone and wood ensure that you will want to spend more time in your garden.
Timber and Wood
Adding timber and wooden features that complement the other natural attractions in your garden will give it a much more complete look. Bamboo, railway sleepers and other types of wood and timber are the perfect materials to use to create boundaries around your home, to surround flowers and shrubs and to be used as furniture or features that allow you to relax and take it easy.
In other situations, you may not want to use gravel or small stones in certain areas where you grow flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. Instead, you can add mulch in these areas, that blends in extremely well with all of the plant life in your garden and also allows your plant life to grow and flourish.
Add Local Plants and Perennials
A modern garden really comes alive when you add plant life to it. However, you should choose wisely before you introduce any plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Many of the plants, flowers, shrubs and trees that grow locally are the perfect solution for a garden and also give it a more familiar appearance.
The type of plant life you add to your garden is just as important. Ideally, you should sow perennial plants that retain their color and leaves throughout the year. These plants also require less upkeep than other types of plants that are not as robust. Over time, perennial plants are more likely to grow and spread throughout a garden, making it an even more spectacular place.
Attract Nature into Your Garden
Birds singing and bees humming are sounds everyone likes to hear in a garden and you can entice more of these welcome creatures into your garden. Sowing the appropriate plants and adding certain features such as bird baths and bird feeder are extremely easy ways to do this.
Unfortunately, many gardens and laws are not used to their full potential. However, by following the tips above, you can make your garden a natural haven that you can be proud of.