Turn Your Backyard into a Garden Paradise

garden drawingWhen you look at your backyard, do you wish you could have something much more than just grass? Unfortunately, we often do very little with a backyard when there is so much potential in the space. Think of your yard as a canvas waiting to be painted. With simple steps you can turn that canvas into a garden paradise. If you don’t know where to start, do not worry. What you need to know is listed below.

Start with a Plan

The best way to create the perfect garden paradise is to plan it out first. If you just try to start putting things together, you may find the whole garden disjointed and you may be disappointed with the results. The best way to plan your garden is draw a sketch of your yard’s shape on a piece of paper. Mark any current things like trees or shrubs that cannot be moved. In addition, mark areas that only get sunshine or only get shade. This will give you a template to go by so that you can plan paths, flower beds, and other elements you wish to include. Make sure you carefully plan flower beds where they will get the proper sun or shade.

Begin with the Basics

Before you start planting flowers, put down all of the basic elements. If you plan to have a walkway through the garden paradise, this is a good place to start. Lay the stonework along a winding path and you can then plant flowers and add other elements around that path. Be sure to include a place to stop and relax. Consider a stone or wood bench, a swing, or other seating. When you have all of the basics in place, you can fill in all of the blank spots with flowers, plants, and more.

Consider a Garden Water Fountain

If you wish to add that extra special element to your new paradise, add in a garden water fountain. You can choose free standing features or those that look like natural rocks with bubbling water along the pathway. A garden water fountain will be a perfect addition to a peaceful escape, so consider adding it in to your paradise close to where you placed seating. When you need to relax, you will enjoy the peaceful sound of running water.

With just a few steps, you can turn your boring backyard into a garden paradise. Just be sure to begin with a plan, place the basics, and consider a garden water fountain.

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