When it comes to garden remodeling your only limitations are your own imagination and creativity. With this in mind, it might be a good idea to start practicing outside of the box thinking and try to make your garden into something completely unique. Here, you will have to pay attention to two separate yet always intertwined issues. These issues are aestheticism and practicality. In order to satisfy both of them, what you need to do is find a way to make your garden more functional while improving its beauty at the same time. Here are some tips and tricks on how to do so.
In order to remain beautiful your garden will require a lot of maintenance. Unfortunately, during the colder part of the year, it should come as no surprise if your garden was to become inaccessible to any traffic. This can cause a whole world of troubles and in order to fix it, you would be wise to pave a garden pathway. The best thing about paving a way is that it does not require a lot of skill, only proper tools, material and a thorough plan. A project like this can easily be done by a layman which makes it even more enticing.
Installing a Pool
Now, let’s say you enjoy swimming but you have no time or place to practice it at. The solution to this problem is quite simple, you make your own pool. Some, would instantly discard this idea because they will either believe that this is something extremely expensive or that they have no room for it in their garden or backyard. However, if you go for the lap pool, both of these problems will be easily solved. Enjoy swimming in your private pool and at the same time raise the aesthetic level of your garden significantly. A clear win-win scenario if there ever was one.
A thorough Plan
The best thing about having a garden is that at the beginning it is a canvas waiting to be made into the masterpiece. In other words, almost anything you come up with can probably be implemented into your garden. You need to have every single detail in your head or on the paper before you start your work. Garden is a delicate ecosystem and while some plants work in a perfect symbiosis, others might not get along very well. For this reason alone, it might be a good idea to do some research before you decide to make any moves.
Protecting your Garden from Larger Pests
Even the most beautiful garden means nothing, if you allow pests to roam around as they like. Once more, it comes down to you to protect that which is yours and what it took you so much time to build. For start, try as much as you can not to poison the soil with chemicals, so use exclusively natural pest repellants and homemade pesticides.
As for the larger pests, there is nothing that discourages birds more than a well-placed scarecrow. Some, other vermin can be discouraged with a solid fence while for squirrels and other pests that jump you will have to be on a constant watch and trim any branch that they could use as a launch ramp to your yard. Finally, you can plant plastic forks next to your seedlings and in this way protect them from trampling. A bit silly thought but a surprisingly effective one.
Even though all of this may seem as too much effort, when you take a look what is at stake it is more than worth it. The bare thought of enjoying in a green paradise that you created with your own two hands is a notion that is nearly impossible to top. Any sacrifice you made for it to come true simply fades in comparison.