Four Things To Add To Your Garden This Year*

*This is a collaborative post*

Your garden space might be something currently that doesn’t get much of a look in. However, it’s important that you spend time on this outdoor space as it’s an area that you can make full use of when the sun is shining, and you want to get some fresh air in your lungs. Here are four things to add to your garden this year.

Durable Plants And Shrubs
During the year, even if you’re not someone who loves planting flowers or shrubs, it’s nice to have them in your garden so that they look nice when you have the opportunity to be amongst it. So look for the plants and shrubs that are going to be durable all year round. Start off by looking at thuja occidentalis and anything that you might find is recommended for being able to last through even the harshest of weather conditions. There’s also certain protective equipment that you can put over certain plants that are perhaps vulnerable to heavy rain or snow. Even though they’re durable, you’ll still need to give them some attention every now and again. If something dies, though, the main thing is to replace it as soon as possible so your garden can continue to look nice.

Decking To Add Levels
Decking is something that adds a more luxurious feature to your garden area, but it’s also great for adding levels to your outdoor space. Usually, it’s just a flattened surface, so to add texture and levels is important to keep it interesting. Make sure that when you are building your decking, you are using the right materials to make sure it doesn’t warp or damage easily. It should be something relatively easy to maintain but not only that, it’s good to check where you position it is somewhere that has perfect conditions for you to sit outside. That could be directly in the sun, in the shade or half and half.

A Water Feature To Make It Interesting
A water feature can help add sound to your garden but also encourages a whole host of wildlife to come into your space. From ponds to simple water fountains, it’s completely up to you what you decide to incorporate, but that might bring fish, birds and even squirrels to your garden. And it’s nice to have a bit of activity in your outdoor space throughout the year. It certainly makes it more interesting to look at and be in.

New Outdoor Furniture For Socialising
Being able to sit outside in your garden to socialise is wonderful at any time during the year, but if you haven’t got furniture, then that’s not possible. Invest in some new outdoor furniture and make sure it’s something that’s durable or can be packed away pretty easily. It’s great to have somewhere outdoors to host a dinner party or BBQ.

Adding to your garden area is as important as it is when it comes to your home interior. Use these tips to make your outdoor space more interesting.

*Contributed by Sam Jones. *Photo Image Source

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