As it is known, your home and garden is your sanctuary. Where you live should be the one place on the planet you can always escape to and feel the comfort of everything around you all in one environment. Since there are limitless options for decoration however, it can be rather difficult to figure out what exactly would be a great placement or theme. At the end of the day, most people just want a space where they can relax in tranquility, even if that means a more flashy design to fit your personality.
Clear the Clutter
The first thing to do is to clear out as much as possible in the garden setting. Go through and clear all the weeds, unwanted plants, rock debris and anything else that may pose as an obstacle. Creating a peaceful area requires having just blank space, so that you can feel like you are far away from the craziness of everyday life. Some people prefer to even rid of all grass and replace it with stones for easier upkeep and to allow more space for other things.
Waterfall It Up
One of the most popular ways to turn a yard or garden into something serene is to add a waterfall. The sound of water trickling is very calming and is a great soother for those especially stressful days. If you’re adventurous, there are many ways to build your own custom waterfall to how you like and then decorate it accordingly. Or, if you already have an idea of what you are looking for there are waterfalls of all sizes available for so many stores. The key thing is to hide the plumbing once it is all set up using more rock or foliage to make it look more natural.
Another idea for creating your ideal tranquil garden is to add thick, sturdy plants, such as an agave or succulent potted plants. Having a variety of texture is stimulating, yet soothing, and they also don’t need to be replaced as often. Adding some vibrant flowers isn’t a bad idea either, but it is important to be mindful when selecting certain ones. For example, if you live somewhere where the weather can be harsh, it might be a good idea to get a stronger plant to withstand such an environment.
Throw in Some Accessories
Adding a couple standing structures is also a fun way to bring some balance to your garden. While some prefer to add animal statues or stone figures, others may want to place some garden stepping stones. If you feel like it would be a good idea to bring some real life to your garden, a birdfeeder may be just the perfect thing to add to it. This would be another great way to liven up the area and see what local birds come out to entertain you. Hummingbirds are great backyard companions, as they tend to come around in families and leave very little mess behind them. The only thing is that you will have to keep feeding them to make sure that they come back, however this is a pretty easy task overall. You are only limited by your creativity, so be sure to look around at all your options when designing your dream garden.
There are many different ways to go about making your garden a tranquil place. The important thing, however, is to find what is a good fit for you and your family. Of course, don’t let it go to waste — you should be sure to always enjoy the peacefulness of having a slice of heaven right in your backyard.
Written by Mike West, owner of WestCo Grounds Maintenance. WestCo provides the best solutions for landscaping Jefferson City MO has to offer. They also specialize in irrigation and lawn sprinkler service.