Need some tips for creating a beautiful all-season garden? Everyone wants to have a luscious garden full of colour and life. An outdoor space can provide a lot more than just aesthetic value. It can be an area of play for your children, a private sunbathing spot for hot summer days, or your very own zen corner to relax and unwind. Whether it’s used frequently or not, a garden keeps us a little more connected to nature.
The main problem with having a spectacular garden, filled with flowers, plants, and trees, is that it generally requires a lot of maintenance. In many cases, the prettier the garden, the more work that goes into maintaining it. The trade-off of time and effort spent gardening for a dream space is simply not worth it for most people. Busy lifestyles can get in the way of tackling household projects.
Fortunately, it’s possible to create a low-maintenance, all-season garden, that won’t require hours of weekly work to look after. A little organization and some careful decision making can go a long way.
With this in mind, here are four tips for creating a beautiful all-season garden.
1. Beautifully strong flowers
Most plants depend heavily on the season to thrive. Keeping a garden bursting with seasonal flowers requires a lot of planning, organization, and hard work. From researching and choosing your options, to sewing the flowers at the right time, even seasoned gardeners might struggle.
However, some beautiful plants are capable of surviving all year round. Fruit-bearing crab-apple trees can be grown in almost any garden. Forest Pansy trees go through beautiful transitions year-round, bringing multiple shapes and colours. Witch hazel has scented flowers in winter and spring, which is very rare.
Find flowers and plants that will survive year-round, enhancing the beauty of your garden at all times.
2. Adaptable hedging
Trees and hedges can give your garden significant volume. If they maintain their colour, they can produce wonderful garden views on crisp winter mornings, and provide cool shade in the summer heat.
When choosing the right hedge, suitability is key. Find something that adds to your outdoor space and that doesn’t require excessive maintenance. The Portuguese Laurel at Hedgeplants Heijnen is a versatile plant that develops into a thick hedge. It is low-maintenance and quite durable. This type of adaptable hedging is perfect for adding depth to an all season-garden.
3. Atmospheric lighting
The right lighting can enhance any space. Whether you want to illuminate a certain area with lamps and ornate fixtures or create chilled summer vibes with outdoor fairy lights, you should explore various lighting options.
Lighting can add so much character while needing no maintenance (other than an occasional bulb change).
4. Create with accessories
If low maintenance is the core focus, utilize accessories and garden decorations to create your ideal space. Picking a theme or colour scheme can be a very effective way to give you guidance and direction.
Look to garden decorations and furniture to provide structure to your space. If you have room, consider installing a statement piece such as a sculpture or a fountain.
Themes, decorations, and the right colouring can add amazing character to your garden. Choose the fitting options that reflect your personality, can stand up to the winter elements, and don’t require maintenance.
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