Gardening can be a great way to relax and enjoy the time outside in your yard. Whether you have a lot of room outside or a smaller space, you can make your gardening dreams come true. And if you have those dreams, but don’t look forward to the dirt and labor that comes with it, don’t fear. Gardening doesn’t have to be a hassle; it can be something fun (and family-friendly if you are looking for that).
Getting in touch with your green side is a life-changing experience. It will bring you closer to nature with every gardening project. You can take it slowly with one small project at a time and before you know it, your garden will be lush and beautiful.
- Sprucing Up Your Lawn
The first step to creating your dream garden is to spruce up space you have to work with. You should clear away debris and mow the lawn. This could be a small job that you only complete in small sections, giving you time to clear your head by getting your hands dirty.
There are also plenty of resources like the website from Greenery Guide, which provides tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn, plus maintaining everything after you have worked towards the garden of your dreams.
- Building a Wall Garden
This project is perfect for those who have limited space to but still want to add greenery to their lives. Even if you have a big yard, having a walled garden on your back porch is an amazing piece to add to your home’s aesthetic.
A walled garden can be customized to whatever your taste may be, whether more modern or more traditional. This is a good starter project as well because it requires less soil and digging. You can put more of your designing skills to use.
- Making a Modified Cabana
If you are planning to make your garden the centerpiece of social gatherings at your house, having cool and comfortable seating is an important aspect. A cabana is a perfect place to gather with friends to talk over wine or snacks.
All it takes is a simple PVC or metal frame and a white sailcloth. The creative control is in your hands, so you can make it as simple or as extravagant as you would like.
- Planting Succulents and Cacti
For those of us who prefer low-maintenance plants but still want to be surrounded by lush green, succulents and cacti are the perfect options. Most people see cacti as brown and kind of boring, but they are amazing plants that add a cool aesthetic and don’t need much care.
Succulents are the perfect plant. They require extremely low maintenance but come in a variety of colors and sizes. No two succulents look completely alike, so it’s easy to have a garden full of succulents look diverse and vibrant.
- Crafting a Living Wall
A great and simple garden project is creating a living wall. You can do this by starting to grow plants along your fence (depending on the type of fence you have). If you have a chain link fence, grow plants that climb upwards, like vines. If you have a white picket fence, you can plant ferns, elephant ears, and other bushy plants around your fence.
This is a nice alternative to getting a metal or plastic structure around your house. The fence adds a nice touch of uniqueness to your home, making your yard and garden stand out from all the neighborhoods.
Getting a little dirty in your garden is a fun way to connect back to the Earth and grow as a person. Taking on projects one at a time, slowly and steadily, will lead you to fall in love with gardening, relaxation, and a stronger connection to nature.