We’re still in the middle of winter right now, but soon it will be spring. That means it’ll be time to get back out in the garden, tidying it up and making it look stunning. But I’ve always had difficulty getting excited about gardening. It’s just not something that has ever particularly taken my fancy. However, this year I’m determined to give it a proper go. So, what are the options? Well, I suppose you could just hire a landscaper. Let them take care of your garden and then you can enjoy the finished result. But, that seems like a bit of a cheat, and it will be far more gratifying if you improved your garden with your own two hands. With that in mind here are some of the ways you can make your garden more exciting and interesting.
Attract The Wildlife
I would love to see wildlife in my garden. I’m not talking about ants and ladybirds. Rather, I’d like to see a hedgehog meandering across the yard in the early hours. Or some birds chirping in the Apple tree. I’d even like to see some bees flitting between flower beds. To get this, I’m told all you have to do is let your garden grow out a little. This is enough to get wildlife interested in venturing inside. But you can also plant some more shrubbery and flowers. You may also want to think about leaving some food around. This brings me to my next idea.
Grow Fruit And Veg
There are two ways to go about this. Either, you can plant fruit and vegetables specifically with the intention of attracting life to your garden. Or, you can start living off the land, and that in itself is quite a fun idea. I love the idea of being able to make a hot pot from the vegetables I’ve grown at the bottom of my yard. But you can also think about more exotic choices and flavours. Have a look at http://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/. There, you’ll be able to buy fruit plants for your garden so that you can grow strawberries and other delicious fruits. Just remember, if you’re growing this food for you, you will need to implement some sort of measure to keep pests away.
Set Up A Water Feature
I know most people think that water features are just an added expense on the home. After all they do require a lot of maintenance. But they don’t have to. In fact you can dig your own pond in your backyard, filling it with water and fish. All you need to do then is set up a filter system and the pond maintains itself. However, I would also suggest you get netting to keep hungry birds away.
A Home, Stone BBQ
Is it too early to be thinking about BBQs? I don’t think so and there’s no better way to get ready for summer in Spring then to build your own BBQ. They can be built to match the aesthetic of the garden so that they don’t look like a modern eyesore. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7MBYMBxlcE for some cool tips.
When you’re finished I’m sure you’ll start to enjoy your garden and gardening a lot more. Have fun!