When it comes to your garden, there are many ways to make it a unique and interesting place, no matter how small it is. You don’t have to splash out on this either, so if you’d like to make your garden great on a budget, then read on! Not only is it good for your wallet, but it will be good for the surrounding wildlife, good for your family, and relaxing for you. Basically, there is nothing bad about spending a little bit of time outside; it’s even good for your mental health. Gardening gloves at the ready!
1. Plant some wildflowers
Whilst there are a lot of different choices when it comes to flowers, wildflowers are the best if you want to invite a lot of wildlife into your garden. In short, the bees love them, and we all know how important it is to help the bees. They provide life to everything around us, so help to provide a little bit of life for them! Whilst you may think that wildflowers just look like weeds, they come in a variety of colours and will really make your garden look beautiful and unique, with little to no maintenance. Yes to being eco-friendly!
2. Get a greenhouse
Getting a greenhouse is a great way to spend those summer afternoons, and it’s a fun hobby to have. Why? Because you’ll have a great time being the green-fingered member of your family, and you’ll get to eat some of the things that you grow. From tomatoes to strawberries, there are a variety of things out there that you can plant. They don’t cost much, but they’ll save you money in the long-run by putting food on the table for the whole family. If you’re feeling a bit daring and you have the space, get a vegetable patch, and grow things like courgettes and potatoes.
3. Invest in some ornaments
If you really want to go all out, investing in some ornaments can really make your garden a unique place. You can use your interests here to make the space reflect your personality, so if you’re passionate about something like, say, saving hedgehogs, then have a little look into the garden ornaments you can get that reflect this. It’s not all Victorian scantily clad statues, you’ll be glad to hear, so have a look! There are many of different sizes available, too, depending on how big your garden is, so make sure that it doesn’t look too overcrowded (unless you prefer that).
4. See what you can create with railway sleepers
If you want to try your hand at creating some wooden structures in your garden, then try using railway sleepers to make your own unique items. You can make a variety of things, such as plant beds, or steps going up your garden. You could even make your own bench if you’re feeling like you want to take on a challenge, but a simple plant bed could change your garden completely. You could plant seasonal flowers every few months, and make your garden look like a new place with a variety of plants. Create your own furniture, and your neighbours will envy it!
5. Get a pond or water feature
Getting a pond, or a water feature, is another great way of inviting lots of wildlife into your garden. Not only can you purchase some fish (such as koi carp) for the pond, but your water feature will attract birds and other animals who are looking for a quick bath. There is also something undoubtedly relaxing about sitting beside a water feature, and if you look in the right places, it won’t break the bank. If you’re getting a pond, make sure you have the time to clean it and feed the fish, as it can be quite time consuming.
6. Buy and personalize an archway
If you really want to make your garden a beautiful paradise (and a pretty romantic one if you ask us) then investing in an archway will really make it mystical and unique. You can get a simple steel archway without spending too much cash, and then use plants like wisteria, clematis, or climbing roses and tie the main stems to the archway. Eventually it will grow over the arches and you’ll have a beautiful floral walkway! You’ll feel like royalty walking through your garden, and we don’t blame you at all.
7. Create a herb garden
If you’re really fond of the idea of using the plants in your garden to cook, then why not make a herb garden? You can grow all things, from basil (in the summer) to parsley and mint, and you’ll have a luxurious smell in your garden in every season. You’ll have to be aware of the seasonal nature of most of the herbs you can plant, and make sure that you don’t pick too many leaves from the plant, or it won’t be able to recover. However, you’ll be cooking a variety of dishes with your own herbs for years to come!
8. Make your own stepping stones
Making your own paving in your garden is a great way to express your unique taste, and there are plenty of colors and styles out there depending on what you like. Whether you want to go for crazy paving or random slabs surrounded by smaller stones, you’ll have a walkway that will be just magical, especially if you combine it with that wonderful archway you spent so much time and care making. Make it extra special by putting a feature at the end of the path, such as a bench or a water feature. Get creative, and use the space wisely.
So, there are many ways to make your garden the beautiful and unique space that it should be. Plant some flowers, get a greenhouse and some key features, and use some railway sleepers to create your own flowerbeds. You can also personalize an archway with your favorite flowers, and grow herbs and other plants to use in the kitchen. Whatever you do, make sure that it expresses your personality and uniqueness, and enjoy your new garden!
This is a collaborative post.