Looking for ideas to decorate your garden yourself? That’s rather easy, you just need to follow some tips!
- Garden bones. You may not be able to have a hedge of evergreens as a backdrop for your small border, but dwarf evergreens will do very nicely, for creating a centering and a sense of permanence. They also do wonders for adding winter interest and for inducing birds into your garden.
- Color is the biggest stumbling block for novice garden designers. If you have a preference for certain colors or an abhorrence of orange or yellow in your garden, you may already be on your way to a pleasing color palette. If you’re the type to impulse buy or to buy one of this and one of that, take heart.
- Focal points. Ideally, a garden should not be able to be taken in in one glance. It should be a leisurely discovery. An easy way to accomplish that is to include focal points in your garden. Focal points can be large plants, structures or ornaments and their function is to grab the eye’s attention and then direct to the surrounding plants.
- Texture. It’s the contrast that gives your garden a crisper definition and keeps it from looking two dimensional.
- Sound. It is probably not at the top of the list, when you think about things to include in your garden design. But sound is what breathes life into a garden. Whether it’s the wind rustling plants, the sound of gravel crunching under foot, bird songs or trickling water, sound should be considered and planned for.