Many of us look for ways to upgrade our garden so it becomes more luxurious. No doubt you have thought about installing a swimming pool or a fire pit, but it’s important to remember you can make your garden a cozy escape. If you live in an urban setting, a garden is a great way to escape those little frustrations of daily life. Here are some great ways to turn your garden into a little cosy paradise.
Focus on Light
Lighting is great, especially during the summer months because it can add a magical touch during the night. Additionally, when it is freezing cold in winter, an LED outdoor lighting installation can make a massive difference to the quality of your garden.
Add Planters and Baskets
If you are looking to add some more dimension to the space, elevated planters and baskets will give the garden character, but it also makes sure that the plants enjoy excellent drainage. You can grow a wide variety of plants in these baskets which adds great color to the space and make sure the garden stands out.
Make a Pergola
If you are looking to create a focal point, you may want to stay away from a fountain or water feature. A pergola is a great way to give your garden some shelter so you can hide from the elements if it’s in bad weather but still enjoy the space. These days, you can easily get pergola kits that show you how to set it up yourself. When you are making a pergola, it’s always about the quality of the wood, so make sure that you find the right kits.
Focus on Growing Native Plants
Some people work hard to grow exotic plants and shrubs, thinking that it will add something more to the space, but it’s far better to find plants that are native to your local area because they are already adapted to the climate, which means you don’t need to put in as much effort to look after then.
Purchase Ornamental Grass
If you don’t like the idea of looking after your lawn, you can go for ornamental grass. It is great for softening any hard landscaping and works as a contrast to other plants. You only need to cut them once a season, and it will make sure your garden looks tidy so you can focus on relaxing in it.
Add a Sculpture
If you are looking to create a focal point, but you haven’t got much space, a sculpture that draws your eyes and then forces you to look at the more colorful aspects of the landscape is a very simple addition. A cozy garden can run the risk of being cluttered. A sculpture is a great way to ensure that you have some style.
Not everybody is lucky enough to have a garden. If you really want to create a cozy space, there are plenty of options out there. Hopefully, some of these can inspire you to create a cozy garden that you will be proud of.