Create a Side Yard Garden That You Will Enjoy Spending Time In
Landscaping is one of the most time-consuming aspects of being a homeowner. Ensuring that your lawn is mowed, your garden is weeded, and presentable requires regular maintenance. Most people will spend an hour or more on it weekly.
So why do we spend so much time on making ours yards look appealing? The answer is simple because we want to enjoy it and be able to hang out outdoors. Proper maintenance and upkeep are required to allow you to enjoy the area and keep furniture outdoors without the worry of it getting overrun with weeds and grass.
A few accessories beyond maintenance are required if you want to truly enjoy the space and be able to properly relax in it.
No outdoor space is comfortable or complete without furniture. It adds seating, structure, and dimension to the space. Whether you enjoy entertaining or relaxing after a long day seating and tables are a must.
For gardens or any outdoor area, waterproof outdoor furniture is recommended. Not only will it be durable, but it will withstand weather changes. If you are investing in a matching set or a few nice pieces, it is important that they last and can withstand the elements. It can also be bothersome to put furniture away every time it rains.
When it comes to heavy-duty outdoor furniture, wrought iron, cement, and aluminum are some of the best materials to look for. They are known to be sturdy and long-lasting which is ideal for garden furniture pieces.
One way to add dimension to the space is to add a few pieces of circular outdoor furniture. Such as a round table instead of a normal square one. Since gardens typically only need to accommodate a few people at a time a circular table can be an easy way to spice the area up. Since chairs are generally more structured pieces breaking them up can help the space.
If you want comfortable seating that will draw you into the area, consider deep seating outdoor furniture. Couches with an inset layer or chairs that you can sink into are the best option for this category. They will be soft and comfortable options that you will not want to get up from. Making them perfect for any outdoor garden area since you will not want to leave.
Décor is what can tie an area together, add extra comfiness, and the feeling of home to a space. Whether this means adding pillows and blankets to the furniture or stringing some lights around the garden. Blankets are known to be a source of comfort for many people and are a favorite to snuggle up with. Especially when it gets late, and it gets colder out.
Whereas string lights add something extra to the space and can make it feel almost whimsical. Which is perfect for those who enjoy that style of décor. It also provides you with some light if you are a night owl who prefers hanging out in your garden at night.
Candles, a fire pit, flowers, gravel, and a swing are also other pieces of furniture or décor that you could add to your garden. Especially if your end goal is to enjoy spending time in it.
As we mentioned landscaping is essential yet there are some elements you can add to allow you to better enjoy your garden area. Such as planting some trees over the seating area so that you can eventually have extra shade while sitting outdoors.
Or planting some flowers as this will add color and focal points to the area. If you enjoy fresh fruits, you could plant some berry bushes. Allowing you to eventually enjoy fresh fruits while sitting in your garden.
Some of the best aspects of your garden, the ones that make you want to stay there for a while, may take some time to happen. Especially if you are interested in specific landscaping options or items that are on backorder.
Creating Your Dream Garden
As you design and create your space, ensure that you are considering things such as space, perspective, and dimension. You do not want to buy a table or chairs that take up too much space because then you will have no space left in the garden for other items.
A variety of furniture, décor and other objects is what will make your garden look and feel more like you. Which in turn will make you want to spend more time there.
- Ashley Wilkes