6 Tips to Transform Your Garden Into a Paradise!
Have you always wanted a garden that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical paradise? Well, this year’s the time to make that dream become a reality. You might be thinking that this a difficult task to undertake; but you can easily transform the look and feel of your garden with the right adjustments.
To help to give you some inspiration, here are 6 things that you could add to your garden that will revamp it:
Incorporate a Water Feature
Nothing screams tropical paradise like a water feature. Whether it’s a fountain or a waterfall, it will make your garden feel welcoming and tranquil. The perfect accessory, it can be as extravagant or as simple as you want. A great thing about water features is that there are plenty to choose from, meaning that you can find the ideal one for your garden at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
Add a Tropical-Themed Bar
The ultimate addition to your garden is a bar. Whether you purchase a tiki bar or build one yourself out of upcycled materials, it’s one of the first things you should put in your tropical garden. Complete with a sink, signs, drinks and more, your family and friends will love it.
Ideal for your next BBQ or for enjoying with your close family when the weather is nice, a bar is guaranteed to be a hit!
Install a Hammock
Another essential to add to your tropical garden is a hammock. A wonderful place to relax and unwind when it’s hot outside, it will make you feel as though you’re on holiday. Placed either between two trees or on a frame, there’s no feeling like spending hours lazing on a hammock with a good book.
Consider Adding a Swimming Pool
If you don’t already have a swimming pool and you’re in a location that enjoys hot weather throughout the year, it could be the time to invest in one. A staple for a tropical paradise, this pool can be as big or as small as your outdoor space allows. If you really want to feel as though you’re in a tropical location, make the tiles of the pool darker and surround it with rocks and greenery.
REVAMP THE HOME’S EXTERIOR
When spending time in the garden, you will regularly catch a glimpse of your property. So, the appearance of the building itself can have a telling impact on your relationship with the backyard. Upgrading to metal roofing, double-glazed windows, or a uPVC door can make a world of difference. A few coats of paint to the brickwork or guttering can work wonders too. The fact that many of those improvements increase the energy efficiency of your home is merely a bonus.
Fill Your Garden with Bamboo
If you want an instant and inexpensive way to add a touch of tropical style to your garden, add bamboo. This simple plant will not only look fabulous, but will also grow very tall – giving you an extra bit of privacy along with any fencing supplies you’ve bought. Mix this with ferns and other tropical-looking plants and you’ll have your dream garden.
Plant Vibrant and Tropical Flowers
Along with tropical plants and trees, you could also use exotic flowers throughout your outdoor space. Adding vibrancy and lifting the hues of green in your garden, they are excellent additions. For example, you could plant cannas, honeysuckle and hibiscus – three types of flowers that will make your garden feel very inviting.
CREATE A VEGETABLE PATCH
Growing your own vegetables is extremely rewarding. You get to see something you’ve planted flourish and you can have your own fresh veg to eat at the end! It’s more than worth the little effort you need to put in to get things off to a good start. Consider growing beets – then you can learn how to make pickled beets once they’re ready!