Having a garden and being able to spend as much time there as you want is one of the best things in the world. If you’re lucky enough to have this space, try to make the most of it and turn it into the best garden in the world. If you still don’t know how to do that, here are five easy hacks you can use to upgrade your garden.
A Sustainable Vegetable Garden
If you’re a fan of cooking and preparing three healthy meals every single day, you probably already have a small garden in your back yard. Just a few sorts of vegetables, some herbs and spices will be quite enough, but even that requires a considerable amount of time and energy.
But, if you opt for a sustainable garden, your job will be much easier – you’ll invest less money and spend less time maintaining your veggies, but the results will still be extraordinary. A sustainable vegetable garden will improve your quality of life, but also spice up your back yard.
Minimise Pests Using Coffee
All gardeners hate pests, but these come in all shapes and sizes, and are more resilient and unpleasant than you can imagine. Almost all known methods are flawed and ineffective, and pests can easily return no matter how determined you are to get rid of them. Therefore, you need to think outside the box and find new ways to repel them, and there’s an idea you should definitely try.
Namely, simple coffee grounds can do wonders for your pest control, and mixing them together with your soil is a surprisingly effective way to solve your problems. Coffee repels slugs, snails and ants, and it gives your garden a more pleasant smell, so it’s certainly one of the best ways to protect your veggies. Have a look at how to use coffee grounds effectively to upgrade your garden.
Build A Deck
If you’re not into gardening, you can always try to find other uses for your outdoor area. Building a deck is one of the best ideas to upgrade your garden, and it’s an easy way to give yourself, your friends and family a cool hangout spot. Building a deck isn’t a project you should do on your own, though; contact experts with more experience, as these are the people who can build you a deck professionally and skillfully.
Once your deck is done, you can give it a purpose and start furnishing and decorating it. Get yourself a proper dining table and enough chairs for all your guests, but don’t forget some comfortable outside furniture either. Comfy sofas and armchairs are the only things you need to spend hours and hours outside, enjoying your new deck and breathing in fresh air.
Introduce A Fire Feature…
While most people prefer decorating their backyard with a water feature – a fountain, a small pond or a pool – others opt for fire features. Anything from a simple fire pit to a stylish fireplace on your deck is going to do the trick and add a dose of elegance and class to upgrade your garden and your backyard space. Still, picking the right feature is never easy, so give it some thought first.
Digging a hole in the ground and turning it into a fire pit is the easiest thing to do, but it’s still a cool way to introduce a focal point into your back yard. This can become your new hangout spot and a place where you can spend time talking to your friends or bonding with your family. Also, adding a fireplace to your deck will make it appear homelier and more inviting than it ever did, and this can even help you when you’re preparing your food, so take this idea into consideration too.
… Or a Water Feature
If you don’t like being surrounded by fire, a proper water feature is just what you need. Again, it can be as big or small as you want, which is why lots of people with a tiny backyard pick a small fountain that still does the trick and looks quite nice. Alternatively, you can build a brand new pool, and that’s something your kids might like the most.
Though it seems quite hard, building a pool isn’t that big of a challenge, and anyone can complete this project on their own. This way, you’ll get a customised and personalised pool that’s unique and totally in accordance with your standards and wishes, but is also not that expensive at all. Ultimately, your kids are going to love this outdoor feature and start spending more time in the back yard than ever!
Spicing up your outdoor area isn’t as challenging and undo-able as people think, and all you need to do is find cool ideas and then make them your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out something new, and your garden will be nicer than ever!
Have you managed to upgrade your garden? Let us know in the comments section below.
Kevin has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half of his dream house (the other half has been waiting for spring). You can read more of Kevin’s work at PlainHelp.