When we look ahead to spring gardening and think of the improvements we can make, we tend to think mostly of plants. We look forward to perennials regaining their beauty, imagine how we might add to vegetable gardens, and even plan whole new beds. These are some of the things that make spring such a pleasant season for a lot of homeowners that look forward to tending to their yards and gardens.
You can also make a lot of beautiful improvements to your garden that don’t have to do with adding or caring for plants. Through various types of furniture, decoration, and boundaries you can turn your garden into a more attractive, pleasant, and unique environment.
Lay A Garden Path
One of the quickest ways to make your garden feel entirely different is to lay down a path. It can go from your home to the garden, around the garden, or even through it. The idea is to set up a place that invites you, your family, or guests to actually walk through your yard. The fun thing about this is that there are loads of interesting design ideas that you can find online before deciding on how to arrange your path. Once you decide on an idea, it’s fairly straightforward to find materials and research how to make a professional job of it.
Build Or Install A Gazebo
For a lot of homeowners the idea of having a place to sit with friends or share a meal outside can be very appealing. This is why some people choose to build or install gazebos. No matter what the design, and whether you use it as a place for personal relaxation or entertaining guests, a gazebo can add a striking focal point to your garden to help your yard stand out in all the right ways. Even better, you can arrange potted plants along its exterior, or set up climbing blossoms on its posts.
Set Up Arches
One of the most enjoyable changes you can make to a garden area is to help it to go vertical. One way to do this is by adding some taller shrubs or even small trees to the space. You can also do it by setting up a few wooden or metal arches in or around the garden. These add a new dimension to the space and, like the posts and sides of a gazebo, they also offer you some great opportunities to explore with vines and climbing plants.
Build A Fence
As a last note, you can also put up a fence around your garden space, which can serve multiple purposes. For one thing, it frames the space and can look nice. For another, it can serve as a protective boundary that might keep certain animals from messing with your plants. It’s easy to use a step-by-step guide for building a simple, low fence around your garden. A larger, more heavy-duty yard fence can be a bit more involved, but that can also be done in a matter of days if you have the proper materials and instruction.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.