This has been a truly strange twelve months. We’ve spent more time inside our homes than ever before and, what’s likely, more time in our gardens, too. We’ve been trapped within the same four walls, or the save four fences or hedges, for a long, long time. It’s no wonder that millions of people are now considering making drastic changes to their interiors and exteriors in 2021. This article is all about the latter: your home’s exteriors. Read on to learn how you’ll go about making changes to your garden next year.
All good garden redesigns begin with a smart plan. These plans can take place with the help of a professional or a specialist, or you can read up online on how to plan a garden space, and you can draw up your plans alone. The wonderful thing about planning new garden features is that you don’t have to be an expert in masonry or carpentry to build out your new garden features – it’s easy to find an individual who’s willing to put up a fence for you or build a rockery. So plan to your heart’s content, and see what you can come up with.
If you’re still unsure as to what exactly your garden needs to give it a little more pizzazz, it’s worth looking in garden centers and stores, where you’ll be surrounded by plants and garden features that will provide ample inspiration for your garden redesign. Talk to the workers in these stores, all of whom will be trained and knowledgeable, to ask them any questions you might have about what may or may not be appropriate for your garden. Look online, too, at gardening blogs and digital garden showrooms.
One of the big realizations that many individuals have come to in the last few months is that their gardens aren’t comfortable enough to spend extended time in. Maybe their garden chairs are too old and wizened, or they have no table to do work upon outside. Perhaps they’re looking for an umbrella or parasol for the hottest months or an area of decking above the grass to relax upon. In all of these cases, you’re looking for patio furniture to help you feel more comfortable in your garden – and to make your outside space a new area that you can relax in for hours on end.
Gardens aren’t just built environments where you’ll spend time outside, though: they’re also places where the natural world and the human world are intertwined. They’re peaceful planted havens that are proven to do wonders for our mental health. It’s little wonder, then, that many gardeners fall in love with their plants over time. In your garden, the plants that you choose to put into the soil will be the bedrock of your garden space. Make sure to purchase plants that will flower all year-round and some that bloom strongly in the summer so that your garden has a seasonal feel throughout the year.
There you have it, some simple but effective garden renovation tips for 2021.