How To Create A Garden Everyone Will Love
Having a garden is a beautiful thing, and for many, it is something that they long to have. So, if you do have a garden, you really ought to be making the most of it and enjoying it. Looking after a garden can be time consuming but sitting out in it on those summer days and watching the kids play, entertaining your friends and family in it and enjoying seeing the fruits of your labor when those flowers bloom make it all worth it.
Investing some time in your garden is essential, and once you commit to it, it can be a beautiful project, not just for you but for all the family and then everyone can enjoy it. So, where to begin and what to do to keep everyone happy?
Look After Your Lawn
Starting with your lawn is a must as having children or pets playing on your lawn can do damage, so it’s essential to take care of it. Start by oversowing extra seeds on top of your grass, and then use a rake on a regular basis to remove dead roots and moss. They also aerate the soil with a pitchfork every once in a while so that you will have a better chance of repairing the lawn or it becoming less damaged by all the running around. Alternatively, if you have persistent trouble with your garden, and getting your grass just right, then it might be time to consider artificial grass as this will dry quicker after heavy rain and require a lot less maintenance.
Get The Whole Family Involved
Not only is gardening fun for the kids having all hands on deck means that you can get your garden sorted in no time killing two birds with one stone. Children learn a lot from gardening such as responsibility, from caring for plants, and they learn about cause and effect, for example, about how plants die without water. Ask the kids what they want in the garden to play with? Not just buying a swing set, but is there something you could build together like a sandpit or a worm farm?
Create a Play Area At Home
It can be tricky to find the time to take your kids to the park every day and spend a couple of hours watching them play when there are other things you need to be doing. You can bring the park to your house though by making some fun DIY Outdoor play areas for your garden. If you don’t have a tree and you can’t build a treehouse, then you could still try building an off the ground playhouse. If your garden’s big enough then perhaps a sandbox would be an idea for your kids, a repurposed Tyre Seesaw to play on or an old Fashioned Tyre Swing or if you have an old kitchen sink lying around then turn it into a fun sand and water station for the kids.
Make Your Garden A Feature
Now for the things that you can enjoy. Sculptures and water fountains are beautiful, and if you have room for features like these in your garden, then you should make the most of it. Have an area for the grown-ups, for entertaining where you can have a bit of patio or decking as well as the grass. Get some new garden furniture to place on the decking, and you’ll want to be out there every night during the summer. If you get an outdoor heater too then, you could be enjoying your garden all year round.
Get Planting and Watering
As mentioned before, you can grow your garden as a family together. Give the kids a patch which they can look after, and they can choose what flowers and plants they want to grow, and you can have others. You need to make sure that you keep your soil moist. If you wait for your plants to start wilting before you water them, it can harm their health and will reduce what they harvest, so it’s really important to stay on top of the watering consistently. As well as this, you should also make sure that you water at the best times of the day. These are usually early morning and evening because these are the times when less water evaporates as it has a chance to soak into the soil before the sun comes out. Get exciting and adventurous in the garden and plant something different like watermelons, cucumbers, gourds, squashes and sweet potatoes which can be planted under taller plants like corn, sorghum, and sunflowers and can help you make the most of your space and keep the soil fresh. Trellises are also beautiful, and they are great for providing shade.
Get Yourself a Garden Sanctuary
Sometimes you just need somewhere to escape to and if that for you is a garden shed with tools and bits and pieces in it then create that place for yourself. If you would like somewhere a bit more relaxing, then there are many summer houses and garden dens on the market now, which could do the job. They would give you somewhere to read, provide you with peace and quiet and somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle of the house. It’s something you could either build and design yourself or simply buy one. Either way, they come in many different sizes so you can get precisely what you want. Alternatively, if you have the money to then build yourself a shed for a jacuzzi, now that will give you a relaxation place as well as an excellent feature for your garden parties.