Transform Your Garden Into A Zen SanctuaryThursday, March 23, 2017
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get the garden back into prime condition for the sunnier days. With a little work, the garden can become more than just a place to read or do weeding on the weekends. It can become a place of tranquillity and solitude when the house gets too noisy or crowded. Here are a few ideas to make your ideal sanctuary a reality.
Surround Yourself With Colour
Green is in abundance in the garden, but that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to keeping the grass and bushes in good condition. Add a few bright hues by planting some flowers that require minimal upkeep. Daffodils and other bulb flowers are a good idea because they will continue to bloom year after year, and they are an excellent indicator that spring is on its way.
Pave The Way
You may already have a patio or garden decking to entertain guests, but you can also get creative with a winding path to add a bit of variety to your garden, or a patterned patio to use as a designated reading or meditation area. Paving contractors can take your ideas on board and make the best use of the space to give your patio a bit of added charm.
Invite Nature In
If you feel at home surrounded by nature, you could consider adding a pond to your garden. Not only is it a great project for everyone to get involved, but ponds are very helpful for preserving wildlife. Once you’ve built a pond step-by-step, be prepared for animals to move in at an astonishing speed. If a pond doesn’t sound ideal for some reason, a bird bath will also attract nature and add an element of peace.
Help Something Grow
Sometimes it can be calming to spend time nurturing a living thing and helping it grow. If you’re new to gardening, you don’t need to aim for something as ambitious as trying to grow your own food. You can start with something simple like a flower bed, a tree, or a herb garden if you have your heart set on contributing something to the kitchen. These ideas can be done on a budget, and it can significantly reduce stress and improve overall fitness.
Your Own Space
Despite your best efforts to make the garden into a place of solitude, it is a space for everyone to share. If you’re set on having one area that is for you alone, you can set aside one section of the garden by planting bushes, columnar trees or a small fence, preferably in the farthest corner. Make it comfortable by buying a swing seat or a hanging chair, and make sure there is something to create some shade.
Light It Up
Long after the sun has set, fairy lights, wall lights or solar garden lights can keep illuminating the winding path or your private reading area. With all these ideas, you could spend all day in your garden sanctuary.