Do you ever browse gorgeous gardens and patios in magazines, dreaming that your outdoor space could one day look like that? Well, it can! With a little creativity, a bit of knowledge, and a lot of hard work, you can recreate some of the best garden designs.
The Water Garden
The water garden is perfect for those who love to watch the hypnotizing water flow while enjoying the wildlife that nature has to offer. To create this, you will need to build a pond, which requires the space, the equipment, and – of course – water.
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has plenty of high-quality equipment to get you started on your journey to a water garden. Once you’ve bought what you need, you’ll need to dig the hole, place the pond liner in, fill it with water, and then place all other accessories into the pond. You can even add in a cool fountain feature or some colorful fish!
The Fairy Garden
Do you want to feel like you’re stepping into a fairy tale when you walk into your garden? If so, then the fairy garden is for you. Recreate this cottage-inspired look by planting lots of wildflowers, placing fairy statues around, and creating a winding, cobbled path through the garden. A tiny fairy door at the bottom of a tree will add mystery and enchantment!
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A fairy garden tends to look a little overgrown with pretty, colorful flowers, so choose ones such as miniature daisies, wood sorrels, and blue delphiniums. You should also try to attract as much wildlife as possible by planting and installing a bird feeder. You’ll feel just like Snow White!
The Vegetable Garden
Remember to think about the location of the veg, as you’ll want them to get plenty of sunlight and rain. If you’re a beginner, start with simple vegetables such as potatoes, spring onions, and garlic.
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The Pristine Lawn
If you want your garden to look clean and perfect, then why not create a pristine lawn? If you’re starting with little to no grass, then you should search for and plant your grass to get started. Remember not to walk on it in the early days!
Make sure the lawn gets enough water and sunlight to stay as pristine as possible. You should also consider a pretty border of a path or a row of plants to accentuate the perfection.
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The Play Area
If you want to get your children outside more, then why not make the garden kid-friendly? Install a swing set or a slide to keep them engaged while enjoying the outdoors.
Get your kids interested in wildlife by placing a bird feeder or a pond into your garden, too. Just remember to take into account safety measures with water and children!
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The Symmetrical Garden
Symmetrical gardens take a little more maintenance, but the look is more than worth it! Hedges work well for this, as they as more easily maintained – your goal is simply to make both sides look the same. Trees are also a great option, as you could have them lining either side, creating a natural path.
A grand middle feature can really bring a symmetrical garden together, so install a fabulous fountain or tall statue to sit in the middle of your work of art.
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