Around this time of year, more people spend time outside both entertaining and tending to their gardens.
Whether you’re a farmer, gardener, architect, or just a homeowner who’s looking for ways to make your outdoor space unique and personal, what better time than now to rediscover your outdoors and start transforming it into something special?
Creating Your Space
Whether you want to create your own garden masterpiece or build a unique patio for entertaining friends, there are so many things you can do to make your outdoor space look amazing and unique with inexpensive materials like fencing, wood, stone, and landscape smart plants.
Outdoor spaces need not be dull for them to be functional. In fact, if done correctly with some creativity then they can serve as the perfect place for relaxation from the busy elements of life.
Here are a few ideas.
Make A Pergola
A pergola is a great way to create shade in an outdoor space and it does not have to be large. The pergola also offers a unique look and adds value to an outdoor area as well as making it more functional.
Pergolas can be created by using wood or metal rods and poles of different lengths. Using pentagonal or hexagonal shapes will help increase the space inside thus allowing for more relaxation.
You may opt to enclose the pergola using glass walls, screens, or fencing so that you can enjoy the outdoors from within your covered area while keeping out insects and other pests. You can also use decorative plants as borders around the pergola or make a small sitting area inside of it.
If you are building your own pergola, find a gardeners coupon to help with the costs.
Install A Rainwater Collection System
Water is a valuable resource and is especially useful in a garden. The rainwater collection system collects the water from your roof and stores it in a tank.
This can then be used to water plants, irrigate your vegetable garden, or even clean your vehicle without using tap water.
If you live in an area that gets more than 50 inches of rainfall per year, then you need to consider installing a rain harvesting system. It will be useful in landscaping as well as for your outdoor cleaning needs and watering of plants.
If you have a large property, you will want to look at systems with larger storage capacities depending on the usage.
Create A Stone Retreat
Stone is a surprisingly useful material; it has very low heat retention and a high melting point. Stone has many natural colors and surfaces and depending on the type used is extremely durable.
You can create your own stone patio or fire pit with the help of natural stones depending on your budget. They can be bought from garden stores, garden centers, or local rock quarries.
Depending on the size of your patio, you may want to use stacked stone slabs to make a unique feature for your outdoor space that will last for many years.
Enhance Your Garden With Plants
Planting gardens add personality to your outdoor space and whether you are a professional or an amateur it is something you can enjoy doing.
Enhancing your garden can be done in many ways such as by adding a few plants, building structures, or even enclosing a particular area.